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Before Assessment: Observations


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. In this training participants will explore 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

This class is being scholarshipped (fee reduced 50%) for a limited time.

 

Free Parking is available in the Jefferson Ave. Center parking lot at the SW corner of Long St. and Jefferson Ave. Please print parking pass available on the Action for Children website (click on “Parking” in “About” section). Some additional parking is available behind AFC weekdays after 5:30pm & on Saturdays – AFC staff will direct visitors on where to park.  Disability parking is located next to the back door of our building.  Please note that our front door is locked after 5 p.m. and on weekends, so class participants must enter through our back door (east side of building). Also note that the building will close 15 minutes after classes conclude. The temperature in our classrooms sometimes fluctuates, so please dress in layers so that you will be comfortable. For specific Professional Development policy information, go to www.actionforchildren.org  For classes that last all day, it’s recommended that you bring a packed lunch. 


Session Being Hosted At:
Action for Children - 78 Jefferson Avenue Columbus Franklin (directions)

Instructor(s)

Charlotte Stille

Event Information

Contact Hours 5.00
Training approved for OA-L1
Registration deadline Sep 19, 2019
Number of open seats 12
Event Owner Action for Children
Sponsor Phone (614) 224-0222

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 N/A
Child Development Associate Area Observing and recording children’s behavior
Early Learning and Development Standards N/A
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 *REVISED*
 
Area: Observation and Assessment
 
Subgroup: Foundations and Principles
 
Competency: 1.4 Lists the reasons for conducting assessments and identifies the differences between informal and formal 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 Early Childhood Core Knowledge and Competencies *REVISED*
 
Area: Observation and Assessment
 
Subgroup: Gathering and Documenting
 
Competency: 1.3 Assists in collecting information about developmental progress from multiple sources including the information from families and other professionals.
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 *REVISED*
 
Area: Observation and Assessment
 
Subgroup: Gathering and Documenting
 
Competency: 1.1 Identifies artifacts that can be gathered from activities in the learning environment to use in documentation of children's learning and development.
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 *REVISED*
 
Area: Observation and Assessment
 
Subgroup: Foundations and Principles
 
Competency: 1.4 Lists the reasons for conducting assessments and 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 *REVISED*
 
Area: Observation and Assessment
 
Subgroup: Foundations and Principles
 
Competency: 1.4 Lists the reasons for conducting assessments and identifies the differences between informal and formal 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 *REVISED*
 
Area: Observation and Assessment
 
Subgroup: Gathering and Documenting
 
Competency: 1.2 Identifies ways to collect documentation on children's learning and development that is objective and non-biased as well as culturally sensitive.
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 *REVISED*
 
Area: Observation and Assessment
 
Subgroup: Sharing and Reporting
 
Competency: 1.1 Recognizes the importance of utilizing appropriate reporting methods for child screening and assessments including maintaining confidentiality.

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