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Before Assessment: Observation


Event Description

Good observation skills are necessary for work in early childhood and afterschool settings whether you are doing an assessment or observing for curriculum planning or behavioral interventions. This session walks participants through the basics of observation, the development of good observational skills, and the use of observational tools. This session is part of the Curriculum & Assessment Series. This is the recommended pre-requisite for Assessment 101.


Sessions / Training Location Info


Session Being Hosted At:
Starting Point - 4600 Euclid Avenue Suite 500 Cleveland Cuyahoga (directions)

Instructor(s)

Judith Bodnar

Event Information

Contact Hours 5.00
Training approved for SUTQ
Registration deadline Jan 10, 2017
Number of open seats 0
Event Owner Starting Point
Sponsor Phone (216) 575-0061

Topic Areas

Target Audience Classroom Staff / Teacher,Staff working with children with special needs,Program Administrator,Family Child Care
Age Groups related to content Infants,Toddlers,Preschoolers,Schoolagers
Core Knowledge Area Child Observation & Assessment - Level 1
Child Development Associate Area Observing and recording children’s behavior
Early Learning and Development Standards Overview
Assessment Type Small group activity
Individual activity

Objectives

Objective: At the end of this session the participant will be able to describe the purpose of observation in early childhood and afterschool settings
 
Core Knowledge Document: Ohio's Early Childhood Core Knowledge and Competencies
 
Area: Child Observation and Assessment
 
Subgroup: Foundations and Principles
 
Competency: 1.3 Lists the reasons for conducting observation and assessment.
Objective: At the end of this session the participant will be able to list the different aspects of early childhood and afterschool settings which are to be observed
 
Core Knowledge Document: Ohio's CKC for Afterschool Professionals
 
Area: Child Observation and Assessment
 
Subgroup: Gathering and Documenting
 
Competency: 1.2 Assists in collecting information about developmental progress from multiple sources and using a variety of means.
Objective: At the end of this session the participant will be able to explain how the room can be set up to assist observation and documentation
 
Core Knowledge Document: Ohio's Early Childhood Core Knowledge and Competencies
 
Area: Child Observation and Assessment
 
Subgroup: Foundations and Principles
 
Competency: 2.1 Modifies observations and assessment practices to accommodate* the range of children's development, skills and learning needs.
Objective: At the end of this session the participant will be able to describe the difference between formal and informal observation and identify the different types of tools
 
Core Knowledge Document: Ohio's Early Childhood Core Knowledge and Competencies
 
Area: Child Observation and Assessment
 
Subgroup: Foundations and Principles
 
Competency: 1.4 Identifies the differences between informal* and formal* assessment.
Objective: At the end of this session the participant will be able to identify who benefits through effective observation skills and strategies
 
Core Knowledge Document: Ohio's Early Childhood Core Knowledge and Competencies
 
Area: Child Observation and Assessment
 
Subgroup: Foundations and Principles
 
Competency: 1.3 Lists the reasons for conducting observation and assessment.
Objective: At the end of this session the participant will be able to identify opportunities for observation
 
Core Knowledge Document: Ohio's Early Childhood Core Knowledge and Competencies
 
Area: Child Observation and Assessment
 
Subgroup: Foundations and Principles
 
Competency: 1.5 Recognizes that there is more than one way to gather information about a child.
Objective: At the end of this session the participant will be able to discuss the methods for report writing, storing, and sharing results
 
Core Knowledge Document: Ohio's Early Childhood Core Knowledge and Competencies
 
Area: Child Observation and Assessment
 
Subgroup: Sharing and Reporting
 
Competency: 1.2 Identifies appropriate reporting methods for child observation and assessment results.

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