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School Readiness Summer Mini-Conferences

We are excited to announce our 2016 summer training schedule!  Trainings will be held in Denver and Colorado Springs and will include a choice of sessions important to teachers and administrators. Participants can attend full day (8:00-3:30) or choose the topic(s) most relevant to their work.  Lunch will be provided during the "Lunch and Learn" session.  See details and the link to register below. 

SR mini conference updated schedule

School Readiness Overview and Program Requirements

This session will review both the legislative and implementation requirements of school readiness in Kindergarten and will explore how school readiness assessments lend themselves to other important work happening within schools. Come join us as we delve into the specific components of Kindergarten implementation and learn about the differences in program requirements between preschool and kindergarten in this highly interactive session! (1 contact hour of continuing education)

Teacher Track

This session will focus on building a strong foundation in GOLD and the implementation of School Readiness.  We will go in depth through the tool to gain knowledge of both developmental and academic areas and learn how to seamlessly integrate observations in the course of daily instructional routines.  Attendees will learn strategies to maximize their time as a teacher using the KEA survey in the first few weeks of school, considerations for using the full tool throughout the year, as well as how to utilize the data collected from GOLD in meaningful ways. (2 contact hours of continuing education)

Administrator Track

In this highly informative session designed for school administrators, instructional coaches, assessment coordinators, and school readiness contacts, learn how to support your teachers in effective and successful implementation of school readiness assessment through accessing specific reports designed for administrators.  We will explore the various monitoring tools that will help you to determine important instructional and developmental targets of classroom instruction, as well as how to interpret the interim and summative assessment data produced by GOLD for informing curricular decisions at the building and program level as part of your continuous quality programming and improvement efforts! (2 contact hours of continuing education)

Lunch and Learn: READ Act and School Readiness Connections

Feed your mind and your body!  In this session we will explore the various purposes and approaches to quality early childhood assessments in Kindergarten.  Please join staff members from CDE’s Office of Literacy and Office of Early Learning and School Readiness for this working lunch session and learn how both READ and School Readiness assessments work together to support instructional planning and targeted supports for students. (1 contact hour of continuing education)

Lunch will be provided to those who register for this session.

Ready Child.  Ready School.

Ready Child.  Ready School.  This session will focus on great practices and ideas for success in your kindergarten program, understanding the importance of the kindergarten year as the fulcrum point in the P-3 system.  In this interactive session, we will review what we know about how young children learn and what an aligned P-3 system might look like.  We will also explore what makes kindergarten classrooms welcoming, child-centered, and developmentally appropriate, and how to incorporate the use of play in the classroom to support children’s development of problem solving, abstract thinking, language, and executive functioning. (2 contact hours of continuing education)



Dates and Locations:

  • June 21, 2016- Red Rocks Community College, Lakewood, CO
  • June 29, 2016- Pike's Peak Community College (Rampart Range Campus, North), Colorado Springs, CO

Click here to register for the conference.


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