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  • Identifying Young Children at Risk: Top Ten Predictors

    Presenter: Gloria Maccow, PhD, HSP-P

    Typical preschool-age children do a number of things with amazing skill. They dress themselves, brush their teeth, and wash their hands. They run, climb, hop, kick, bounce a ball, and ride a tricycle. They manipulate blocks and books, and they use crayons and pencils to write and draw. They interact appropriately with adults and peers, and they understand and use language. These skills and behaviors provide the foundation for classroom learning.

    Unfortunately, not all students begin school having mastered the skills, knowledge, and behavior that will enable them to develop academic, behavioral, and social competence. These students may require early intervening services and supports in order to succeed in the classroom.

    This webinar will describe the top ten predictors early childhood educators use to identify young children at risk for academic failure. The presenter will use data from the DIAL-4 to identify the interventions and supports a child needs.

    Date: Jun 07, 2018 

     
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  • A Model for Dyslexia Screening: The Shaywitz DyslexiaScreen

    Presenter: Adam Scheller, PhD

    This webinar will provide an overview of the content, development and psychometric information for the new Shaywitz DyslexiaScreen. We will also cover how to administer, score and interpret the results of the screener.

    Date: Sep 07, 2017 

     
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  • Prime Time to Screen--PLS-5 & CELF-5 Screening Tests and Shaywitz DyslexiaScreen

    Presenter: Adam Scheller, PhD

    Back-to-school is an ideal time for screening! Obtain important information about how screening helps identify children and adolescents at-risk for a disorder, as well as screening benefits and limitations. Specifics about screening tools available for children from birth through age 21 such as age ranges, content, understanding screening results, and next steps will be presented.  

    Date: Aug 17, 2017 

     
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  • Screening Communication Skills to Identify At-Risk Infants, Toddlers, and Preschoolers Using the PLS-5 Screening Tests

    Presenter: Adam Scheller, PhD

    From the time a child comes into the world, the ability to attend to, interact with, and communicate with others is key to learning about the world around them and forming key concepts that as a foundation for later academic learning and successful interactions with others. However, many studies indicate that a significant number of children do not successfully acquire the speech and language skills they need prior to beginning school. Identifying at-risk children early is crucial to providing early intervention services that help close the gap for children before they begin formal academic instruction.

    The Preschool Language Scales-5th Edition Screening Tests for Early Childhood Educators (PLS-5 Screening for Early Childhood Educators) is a quick speech and language screening that can be administered to children from birth through age 6 in 5-10 minutes. Results of the screening help identify at-risk children who may be appropriate for additional testing. This session will provide an overview of the English and Spanish editions of the screening tests and provide examples of the screening items, scoring, and next steps based on the screening results.

    Date: Aug 15, 2017 

     
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  • Work Sampling Online End-of-Year Activities

    Presenter: Melissa Shamblott, PhD

    This webinar is designed to help programs using Work Sampling Online prepare for end-of-year activities. Topics will include reviewing and monitoring end-of-year data sets, creating outcome reports, analyzing outcome reports, and exporting student data. In the session we will also discuss how to use Work Sampling data to support each child's transition to the next grade level.

    Date: May 31, 2017 

     
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  • The Path to Success for Young Children: Integrating Curriculum and Assessment

    Presenter: Gloria Maccow, PhD and Beth Alley Wise

    Children in pre-kindergarten classrooms do amazing things all day, every day. Some of the things they do are teacher-directed, some are spontaneous. As early childhood educators, we provide children with experiences and opportunities to develop the skills, knowledge, and behavior that have been demonstrated to predict learning. We also observe children’s performance to determine how to adjust and modify instruction. This dynamic interplay between instruction and assessment ensures our young learners are on the path to lifelong success.

    This webinar will describe a comprehensive assessment and instruction solution that integrates The InvestiGator Club, a preschool curriculum that focuses on ten critical domains of learning, and The Work Sampling System, an authentic observational assessment that helps teachers individualize instruction.

    Date: May 24, 2017 

     
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  • First Steps Towards Success: Social-Emotional Development in Infants and Toddlers

    Presenter: Julie Culhane, Ph.D.

    In this one-hour webinar, we'll take a close look at why the early development of social understanding and emotional regulation is essential to success in school. We’ll explain the typical developmental pathway that children follow as these skills emerge between birth and age three. We’ll also illustrate the many ways that children express their own emotional health and social awareness. Finally, we’ll suggest strategies to support this critical aspect of infant and toddler development and set the stage for long-term social-emotional success. Specific examples of social understanding and emotional regulation from the child's perspective will be presented throughout this live session, and you’ll be able ask questions and interact with both the presenter and other participants.

    Date: Jun 22, 2016 

     
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  • Assessment: It’s What You Do Every Day

    Presenter: Gloria Maccow, PhD and Julie Culhane, PhD

    Ms. Flynn watches as Maddie enters the classroom on Monday morning. Maddie hangs her backpack on the hook and a big smile spreads across her face as she watches her friend Lilly run over to greet her. The two girls exchange a quick conversation about the puzzle that Maddie brought for share time, then quickly find seats at the art center and settle into their morning routine.

    Children in early childhood programs do amazing things all day, every day. As educators, sometimes we forget that what we see a child do every day – those unscripted, often entertaining, organic happenings in the classroom, as with Maddie and Lilly – all work together to give us answers to help drive instruction, plan intervention, and meet the unique needs of the children in our programs. Because it happens so effortlessly, so naturally, we forget that what we are really doing is assessment. We are assessing children while they are learning in their natural environment.

    Research shows that assessment is invaluable for improving outcomes for young learners. This webinar will explore how we can use the knowledge gained from assessment to develop activities that fit seamlessly into instructional plans, resulting in improved efficiency of teaching and learning in the early childhood classroom.

    Date: Mar 30, 2016 

     
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  • Using Work Sampling Data to Plan Appropriate Curriculum and Instruction

    Presenter: Melissa Shamblott

    The Work Sampling System results in valuable data for planning children’s learning. In this session teachers and administrators will learn how to generate reports, review Outcome Reports, collected evidence, and Checklist ratings to plan developmentally appropriate curriculum and instruction that meets the needs of children and satisfies program goals.

    Date: Feb 18, 2016 

     
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  • Learner Outcomes and Assessment: Making Sense of the Data in Early Childhood Programs

    Presenter: Gloria Maccow, PhD

    Early childhood programs produce a wealth of assessment data. Teachers collect data on an ongoing basis in order to provide immediate feedback to children and their families. In addition, at different time periods during the year, teachers and administrators collect data to identify children’s progress toward specified benchmarks and end-of-year expectations. This one-hour webinar will describe how the available assessment data can be used to help early childhood professionals adjust teaching strategies, identify strengths and gaps in curriculum and instruction, and monitor state, district, and school progress.

    Date: Oct 27, 2015 

     
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  • Family Engagement: Vital to Success of Early Childhood Programs

    Presenter: Julie Culhane, PhD

    This one-hour webinar will cover four aspects of engaging with families of children; 3 to 8 years, in early childhood programs. Each of the four segments will conclude with a brief opportunity to interact with the presenter and other attendees. Participants will learn how to engage families, be reminded of the importance of the language we use in describing children, see an example of how a specific skill changes as children develop, and learn strategies for keeping families engaged.

    Date: Oct 20, 2015 

     
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  • Best Practices in Early Childhood Assessment

    Presenter: Gloria Maccow, PhD

    In order to function effectively in early childhood programs, children should be able to integrate cognitive abilities, language and motor skills, social-emotional and adaptive behavior. If there is a weakness in one of these areas, it is important to understand the child’s strengths and needs in the affected developmental domain. In addition, given the inter-related nature of early development, it is important to understand how an impairment in one domain impacts functioning in other developmental areas. This one-hour webinar will describe the relationship between developmental domains and the importance of assessing the “whole child.” The presenter will describe best practices in early childhood assessment including selecting assessments that are developmentally appropriate, culturally and linguistically responsive, tied to children’s daily activities, inclusive of families, and supported by professional development.

    Date: Sep 22, 2015 

     
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  • Starting the School Year with Work Sampling Online (WSO)

    Presenter: Gloria Maccow, PhD

    This one-hour webinar will provide information programs need to set up Work Sampling Online at the beginning of the school year. The presenter will describe and demonstrate how administrators use Work Sampling Online to create teachers and classes, assign teachers to classes, and add children to a teacher’s class. In addition, the session will demonstrate how teachers can use the online tools to document observations, store evidence, and link observations to performance goals.

    Date: Aug 25, 2015 

     
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  • Making Meaning with The Work Sampling System

    Presenter: Judy Jablon, MS

    Becoming keen observers of children is an important step in effectively scaffolding children’s learning. When teachers have a deep understanding of child development and learning across multiple domains, they can make more easily make meaning of their observations. They tune into a child’s agenda to make on the spot decisions about how to extend learning that fits the child and the situation.  In this one-hour webinar, Work Sampling System author Judy Jablon will discuss how The Work Sampling System helps educators to be fluent in children’s development and learning across domains and how this fluency supports the essential step of making meaning and scaffolding learning effectively. She will highlight how Work Sampling offers teachers a common language for talking with colleagues about teaching and learning so that together they can share strategies for effective supporting all learners.

    Date: May 06, 2015 

     
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  • Work Sampling Online End-of-Year Activities

    Presenter: Melissa Shamblott, PhD

    This webinar is designed to help programs using Work Sampling Online prepare for end-of-year activities. Topics will include reviewing and monitoring end-of-year data sets, creating outcome reports, analyzing outcome reports, and exporting student data. In the session we will also discuss how to use Work Sampling data to support each child's transition to the next grade level.

    Date: Apr 29, 2015 

     
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  • Everything You Need to Know about Observational Assessment

    Presenter: Gloria Maccow, PhD

    What do people mean when they talk about performance assessment or authentic assessment, also referred to as observational assessment? How is this type of assessment different from other types of assessment? Why is observational assessment so valuable, especially for young children? This one-hour webinar will describe how to use observation skills in the natural environment of young children to determine what each child knows and can do. The presenter will describe what we can learn about children by carefully watching them, listening to them, and studying their work. Participants will learn how to document factual observations, and how to interpret the documented evidence to make instructional decisions.

    Date: Apr 21, 2015 

     
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  • Observing During Interactions

    Presenter: Judy Jablon, MS

    Research tells us that the child is most open to learning during moments of teacher-child interaction. These are the moments where the decisions about instruction can be shaped to have the greatest impact on the child’s learning. Amidst the busy-ness of classrooms and programs, quieting one’s mind to really stop and listen to a child’s agenda can be challenging. In this one-hour webinar, Work Sampling System author Judy Jablon will discuss how the Powerful Interactions model can help to integrate assessment and interactions.

    Date: Apr 15, 2015 

     
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  • Everything You Need to Know about School Readiness Assessments

    Presenter: Gloria Maccow, PhD

    School readiness is essential to the academic success of children in kindergarten and beyond. It is not only critical for children to be well prepared for school; it is equally important that educators know and understand the strengths and needs of the students they will be teaching. This one-hour webinar will describe the foundational knowledge and skills that young children should master in order to succeed in kindergarten. The presenter will discuss assessment of children’s knowledge of readiness concepts and how teachers can use assessment data to plan instruction. Participants will learn how effective assessment linked to instruction can facilitate children’s development of academic, behavioral, and social competence.

    Date: Mar 24, 2015 

     
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  • Everything You Need to Know about Developmental Screening

    Presenter: Gloria Maccow, PhD

    Most children in early childhood programs perform a variety of tasks automatically. They walk and talk at the same time, think of a story and draw a picture to illustrate it, interact with peers and teachers, remove and hang up their coats, and run and jump on the playground. However, there may be a few children who perform only some of the classroom tasks. Other children may perform the tasks, but not at the level of their classmates. This one-hour webinar will describe the importance of conducting developmental screening to identify those young children who may need focused intervention in order to perform effectively in early childhood programs.

    Date: Mar 10, 2015 

     
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  • Building Relationships

    Presenter: Judy Jablon, MS

    As educators, we know that relationships are the foundation for all good teaching. We have the most impact on young learners when relationships are rooted in a sense of wonder and a genuine curiosity. We learn who children are, what they know, how they think, how their thoughts and ideas fit together by asking questions and being keen observers. In this one-hour webinar, Work Sampling System author Judy Jablon will discuss how assessment can support you in asking questions about children, building stronger relationships with them and in turn, support all children in their success, both in the classroom and beyond.

    Date: Mar 05, 2015 

     
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  • Everything You Need to Know About Early Childhood Assessment

    Presenter: Gloria Maccow, PhD

    Children in early childhood programs do amazing things. They dress themselves, brush their teeth, and wash their hands. They run, climb, hop, kick, bounce a ball, and ride a tricycle. They manipulate blocks and books and they use crayons and pencils to write and draw. They interact with adults and peers, talk while walking, tell you how many objects they see without counting, and use grammatically correct sentences to describe what they did during the weekend. How do we know these acts are amazing? It is because we understand what children of a certain age are expected to do – we understand developmental expectations. And we are constantly collecting information that allows us to compare what each child does to what we reasonably expect a child that age to be able to do. This is assessment!

    This one-hour webinar will describe different types of assessments that are used for different purposes. The presenter will discuss the importance of selecting assessments that are developmentally appropriate, culturally and linguistically responsive, tied to children’s daily activities, inclusive of families, and supported by professional development.

    Date: Feb 24, 2015 

     
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  • Work Sampling Online Best Practices

    Presenter: Melissa Shamblott, PhD

    This webinar is designed to help ensure that you are engaging in Best Practices for Work Sampling Online. Topics will include reviewing and monitoring Work Sampling data, such as observations, work samples, Checklists, and Summary Reports, for accuracy, appropriateness, and completeness; developing strategies for planning children's learning based on collected evidence and data reports; and making sure you are familiar with and using all the tools in the online system with ease.

    Date: Feb 18, 2015 

     
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  • Overview of the Work Sampling System-5th Edition

    Presenter: Gloria Maccow, PhD

    The Work Sampling System (WSS) is an authentic, performance-based assessment that teachers use to document and evaluate students’ skills, knowledge, and behaviors. The 5th edition of the WSS was published in 2013. This webinar will provide an overview of the updated WSS. At the end of the webinar, participants will be able to describe the components and assessment cycle of The WSS-5th Edition.

    Date: Nov 18, 2014 

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  • Getting Started with Ounce Online

    Presenter: Gloria Maccow, PhD

    The Ounce Scale provides a structure to help parents and child care providers observe a range of relevant behaviors. The core components of the Ounce Scale are Observation Record, Family Album, and Developmental Profile. This one-hour session is designed for administrators and child care providers who are using Ounce Online. The presenter will demonstrate how to create a class roster by adding teachers and children and how to use the online system to document observations.

    Date: Oct 21, 2014 

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  • Overview of DIAL-4

    Presenter: Gloria Maccow, PhD

    The DIAL-4 is a standardized instrument that is used to screen large groups of children quickly and efficiently. Data from the DIAL-4 are used to describe the strengths and needs of young children in five areas of development: motor, concepts, language, self-help, and social-emotional. During this one-hour webinar, the presenter will provide an overview of the DIAL-4.

    Date: Oct 15, 2014 

     
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  • Starting the School Year with Work Sampling Online (WSO)

    Presenter: Dr. Melissa Shamblott

    This session is designed to help programs get WSO set up for the school year. Topics covered will include setting up teachers, creating classes, and adding children to the online roster. Additional topics will include how to get the observation and documentation process started with the online tools and informing families about your program's Work Sampling implementation.

    Date: Sep 17, 2014 

     
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  • Overview of The Ounce Scale

    Presenter: Gloria Maccow, PhD

    The Ounce Scale provides a structure to help parents and other child care providers observe a range of relevant behaviors. This one-hour webinar will provide an overview of the core components of The Ounce Scale – Observation Record, Family Album, and Developmental Profile.

    Date: Jun 04, 2014 

     
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  • Introduction to Work Sampling for Head Start, Fifth Edition

    Presenter: Gloria Maccow, PhD

    Join us for an introduction to Work Sampling for Head Start, Fifth Edition, an authentic, performance-based assessment that teachers use to document and evaluate students’ skills, knowledge, and behaviors that is specially designed for Head Start programs. The new edition of Work Sampling for Head Start will be available in July 2014, both in print and online. This webinar will provide an overview of the changes to Work Sampling for Head Start. At the end of the webinar, participants will be able to describe the changes to the new fifth edition of Work Sampling for Head Start and describe the components and assessment cycle of the program.

    Date: May 28, 2014 

     
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  • Overview of the Work Sampling System-5th Edition

    Presenter: Gloria Maccow, PhD

    The Work Sampling System (WSS) is an authentic, performance-based assessment that teachers use to document and evaluate students’ skills, knowledge, and behaviors. The 5th edition of the WSS was published in 2013. This webinar will provide an overview of the updated WSS. At the end of the webinar, participants will be able to describe the components and assessment cycle of The WSS-5th Edition.

    Date: May 14, 2014 

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  • Introduction to Work Sampling for Head Start, Fifth Edition

    Presenter: Gloria Maccow, PhD

    Join us for an introduction to Work Sampling for Head Start, Fifth Edition, an authentic, performance-based assessment that teachers use to document and evaluate students’ skills, knowledge, and behaviors that is specially designed for Head Start programs. The new edition of Work Sampling for Head Start will be available in July 2014, both in print and online. This webinar will provide an overview of the changes to Work Sampling for Head Start. At the end of the webinar, participants will be able to describe the changes to the new fifth edition of Work Sampling for Head Start and describe the components and assessment cycle of the program.

    Date: Apr 24, 2014 

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  • Introduction to the Boehm Test of Basic Concepts-3

    Presenter: Ann E. Boehm, PhD

    This webinar will focus on evidence-based factors for teachers, school psychologists, and special educators to consider when using the test outcomes to guide instruction. Intervention planning will be explored using a developmental framework to monitor progress. A number of activities and games to play at school and at home will be presented.

    Date: Apr 17, 2014 

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  • Basic Relational Concepts: Essential Building Blocks For Learning at School and at Home

    Presenter: Ann E. Boehm, PhD

    During their early childhood years children learn to use relational concepts such as before and after and more and less in many ways as they learn to read, engage in situations that involve math, follow teacher and parent directions, and engage in play with others. This webinar will cover evidence-based ideas to explore through ongoing assessment and instruction. A developmental framework will be provided for teaching basic concepts and tracking student progress. Examples of activities at increasing levels of difficulty will be presented.

    Date: Apr 10, 2014 

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  • Using Observational Assessment to Meet the Needs of Diverse Learners

    Presenter: Gloria Maccow, PhD

    It is also important to conduct assessments on an ongoing basis to determine if and how each child performs curriculum tasks. Such an assessment system will provide the data teachers can use to individualize goals and objectives. The Work Sampling System-5th Edition is an observational assessment that has these characteristics. This one-hour webinar will describe the use of The Work Sampling System with diverse learners.

    Date: Mar 25, 2014 

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  • Overview of The Work Sampling System Online

    Presenter: Gloria Maccow, PhD

    The Work Sampling System (WSS) is an authentic, performance-based assessment that teachers use to document and evaluate students’ skills, knowledge, and behaviors. During this hour-long session, you will get a first-hand look at the streamlined and more efficient Work Sampling Online. We will take a tour of the online platform and describe how to use the online system to enter observations, link observations to checklists, and generate reports.

    Date: Feb 25, 2014 

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  • Overview of the Work Sampling System-5th Edition

    Presenter: Gloria Maccow, PhD

    The Work Sampling System (WSS) is an authentic, performance-based assessment that teachers use to document and evaluate students’ skills, knowledge, and behaviors. The 5th edition of the WSS was published in 2013. This webinar will provide an overview of the updated WSS. At the end of the webinar, participants will be able to describe the components and assessment cycle of The WSS-5th Edition.

    Date: Feb 11, 2014 

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  • Powerful Interactions

    Presenter: Judy Jablon, MA

    In this interactive session participants will examine how to use observation and assessment to enhance teacher-child interactions. Too often, the pressures of running a classroom (for example, classroom management, curricular demands) interfere with taking time to use what is learned from observation to have responsive rather than reactive interactions with children. Participants will learn to turn everyday interactions into Powerful Interactions using a three-step approach: be present in order to observe and be intentional; connect to deepen the relationship with the child; and extend learning in ways that are individually responsive to each child.

    Date: Nov 26, 2013 

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  • Building a Comprehensive Assessment System for Early Childhood Programs

    Presenter: Gloria Maccow, PhD

    This one-hour webinar will focus on the assessment component. The presenter will describe a comprehensive assessment system for early childhood programs and the importance of including measures that are developmentally appropriate and culturally and linguistically responsive.

    Date: Oct 29, 2013 

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  • Using Observational Data in the Evidence Based Classroom

    Presenter: Gloria Maccow, PhD

    By utilizing the process of observation, documentation, and interpretation of children's performance and progress, teachers are able to gain valuable insight into children's thinking and more effectively plan evidence based instruction.

    Date: Oct 21, 2013 

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  • Introduction to Early Childhood Assessment

    Presenter: Gloria Maccow PhD

    In early childhood programs, some children learn the pre-academic skills we teach; some children do not. Some children wait their turn; others respond impulsively. How do we know when students are mastering the curriculum objectives? And what can we do to identify why some students are learning at a slower rate than the majority of their classmates? These, and other similar and related questions, can be answered by assessment data.

    Date: Sep 25, 2013 

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  • Introduction to the New Work Sampling Online

    Presenter: Misty Sprague

    The Work Sampling System is a proven performer in early childhood learning. Join us for this hour-long session, in which you will get a first hand look at the streamlined and more efficient Work Sampling Online.

    Date: Sep 03, 2013 

     
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  • DIAL-4 Overview

    Presenter: Gloria Maccow, PhD

    This webinar will discuss the newly released DIAL-4. Changes from the last edition, and the key features and uses of the DIAL-4 and Speed DIAL-4 will be covered.

    Date: Mar 19, 2013 

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  • Assessing Adaptive Behavior in Children

    Presenter: Gloria Maccow

    Information and tools to help children develop--without compromising the childhood experience.

    Date: Feb 06, 2013 

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  • What Is the ‘R’ and the ‘I’ in RTI: Interventions with Evidence and Determining Response

    Presenter: Kimberly Vannest

    Response to intervention programming for students at risk of emotional and behavioral problems is seen around the U.S. Identifying evidence based interventions and determining what constitutes “response” are questions that are sometimes overlooked in implementation plans. Whether you want to start a new program or refine an existing system, this session will provide valuable information about intervention and measuring response. This session will briefly overview for context a three tier model using universal screening and assessment to identify risk, then spend the majority of the session discussing critical issues for intervention selection and measurement of response. For example – “Should all students at risk receive the same standardized programming?” or “How many measures of behavior are needed before confidently determining whether or not response occurred?”. Session leader Kimberly Vannest will approach this topic based on both the empirical research and her experiences across states and districts, and the tens of thousands of students in these programs.

    Date: Feb 05, 2013 

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  • DIAL-4 Overview

    Presenter: Gloria Maccow, PhD

    This webinar will discuss the newly released DIAL-4. Changes from the last edition, and the key features and uses of the DIAL-4 and Speed DIAL-4 will be covered.

    Date: Dec 04, 2012 

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  • Assessing Cognitive Abilities in Young Children

    Presenter: Gloria Maccow

    Information and tools to help children develop--without compromising the childhood experience.

    Date: Oct 23, 2012 

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  • Is It a Gender Thing? A look at Preschooler’s Social/Emotional Development

    Presenter: Rebecca Blanton and Mary Mazarky

    Information and tools to help children develop--without compromising the childhood experience.

    Date: May 03, 2012 

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  • Linguistic Masterminds: Children’s Early Language Trajectory

    Presenter: Laura Justice

    Information and tools to help children develop--without compromising the childhood experience.

    Date: Apr 24, 2012 

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  • Early Childhood Assessment

    Presenter: Gloria Maccow

    Information and tools to help children develop--without compromising the childhood experience.

    Date: Mar 22, 2012 

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  • DIAL 4: You Can Determine What a Young Child Needs to Succeed!

    Presenter: Gloria Maccow, PhD

    Using the Speed DIAL-4, you can determine, in 15 minutes, if a young child has mastered the skills that are foundational to learning. The Speed DIAL-4 is used to efficiently screen a child’s motor skills, concept development, and language ability. Speed DIAL-4 is appropriate for quick screening in smaller settings such as departments of public health, pediatric offices, health fairs, homes, and classrooms. During this webinar, the presenter will describe the components of the Speed DIAL-4

    Date: Feb 28, 2012 

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  • DIAL-4: Developmental Indicators for the Assessment of Learning

    Presenter: Gloria Maccow, PhD

    Developmental Indicators for the Assessment of Learning™, Fourth Edition (DIAL™-4) is a standardized instrument that is used to screen large groups of children quickly and efficiently. Data from the DIAL™-4 are used to describe the strengths and needs of young children in five areas of development: motor, concepts, language, self-help, and social-emotional. During this one-hour webinar, the presenter will describe how DIAL™-4 data are used to identify the early intervention and support that will enable a child to develop academic, behavioral, and social competence.

    At the end of the presentation, participants will:

    • Describe the top 10 predictors for identifying young children at risk for learning difficulties
    • Describe the use of assessment data to identify needed intervention and support

    Date: Feb 07, 2012 

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  • Best Practices in the Assessment of Autism Spectrum Disorders (Ages 0-3)

    Presenter: Adam Scheller

    Information and tools to help children develop--without compromising the childhood experience.

    Date: Dec 06, 2011 

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  • Academic and Self-Regulatory Aspects of School Readiness

    Presenter: Gloria Maccow

    What are the factors that enable children to make a smooth transition to Kindergarten? During this one-hour webinar, we will describe the learning behaviors, knowledge, and skills that are predictive of school success. The presenter will discuss how we use instruction, assessment, progress monitoring, and targeted intervention to ensure that all children are developing academic, behavioral, and social competence.

    Date: Nov 10, 2011 

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  • Social Skills Development in Early Childhood: Enabling Learning, Growing Friends

    Presenter: Stephen N. Elliott

    Information and tools to help children develop--without compromising the childhood experience.

    Date: Oct 19, 2011 

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  • The Challenges of Basic Concept Assessment/Intervention

    Presenter: Ann E. Boehm

    Information and tools to help children develop--without compromising the childhood experience.

    Date: Oct 18, 2011 

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  • Developing Print Knowledge in young Children with Disabilities

    Presenter: Laura Justice

    Information and tools to help children develop--without compromising the childhood experience.

    Date: Sep 13, 2011 

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  • Bayley-III: Administration and Scoring

    Presenter: Dr. Gloria Maccow

    The Bayley Scales of Infant and Toddler Development-Third Edition is an individually administered test designed to assess developmental functioning of infants and toddlers. The Bayley-III assesses development in five areas: cognitive, language, motor, social-emotional, and adaptive behavior. During this three-hour webinar, the presenter will describe administration, scoring, and interpretation of the Bayley-III components.

    This web-based presentation will:

    • Describe the administration and scoring of items on the Cognitive, Language, and Motor domains
    • Discuss completion of the Social-Emotional and Adaptive Behavior Questionnaire
    • Describe how to convert raw scores to standardized scores
    • Discuss interpretation of the results

    Our presenter, Gloria Maccow, PhD, is an Assessment Training Consultant with Pearson. She was trained as a school psychologist at Texas A&M University and at the University of Florida. She worked for two years as Supervisor of Psychological Services and for several years as a school psychologist with Guilford County Schools in North Carolina. She provided training for graduate students in school psychology at Indiana State University and at Illinois State University, and she worked as a psychologist in private practice in Greensboro, NC.

    Date: Apr 26, 2011 

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  • Best Practices in the Evaluation of Autism Spectrum Disorders (Ages 0 – 3)

    Presenter: Amy Dilworth Gabel

    Information and tools to help children develop--without compromising the childhood experience.

    Date: Apr 26, 2011 

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  • Social Skills in Early Childhood

    Presenter: Stephen N. Elliott

    Information and tools to help children develop--without compromising the childhood experience.

    Date: Nov 23, 2010 

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  • Linking Assessment of Basic Concepts to Early Childhood Education Standards

    Presenter: Bruce A. Bracken

    Information and tools to help children develop--without compromising the childhood experience.

    Date: Oct 21, 2010 

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  • AD/HD, (C)APD, or Listening Comprehension

    Presenter: Donna Geffner

    Information and tools to help children develop--without compromising the childhood experience.

    Date: Oct 04, 2010 

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  • What is the Important Vocabulary to Teach in Preschool?

    Presenter: Kathleen T Williams

    Information and tools to help children develop--without compromising the childhood experience.

    Date: Sep 13, 2010 

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  • Social Skills: Enabling Learning, Growing Friends

    Presenter: Stephen N. Elliott

    Information and tools to help children develop--without compromising the childhood experience.

    Date: Oct 29, 2009 

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  • The Work Sampling System: An Overview

    Presenter: Samuel J. Meisels

    Date: Oct 08, 2009 

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