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Using Your Observations: Quality Interactions and Relationships


Event Description

Early Learning Professionals will understand the importance of having quality interactions and forming nurturing relationships with young children, and how this affects their daily observations. We will discuss and identify how to use observation skills, document children's progress, and reflect on their teaching skills. We will practice our observation skills using videos and group discussion. 


Sessions / Training Location Info

Zoom training

Session Being Hosted At:
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Instructor(s)

Pamela Millar

Event Information

Contact Hours 2.00
Training approved for OA-L1
Registration deadline Nov 12, 2021
Number of open seats 30
Event Contact Pamela Millar
Contact Email pmillar@hannaperkins.org
Contact Phone (216)929-0200

Topic Areas

Target Audience Classroom Staff / Teacher,Staff working with children with special needs,Program Administrator,Family Child Care,Parents/guardians
Age Groups related to content Infants,Toddlers,Preschoolers,Schoolagers
Core Knowledge Area Child Growth and Development, Child Observation and Assessment, Professional Development
Child Development Associate Area Observing and recording children’s behavior
Early Learning and Development Standards Social-Emotional Development
Approaches Toward Learning
Assessment Type None

Objectives

Objective:

Participants will understand the importance of quality interactions. Participants will identify quality interactions, and share 2 examples of their classroom practices that show quality interactions with children.  

Participants will give examples of how they use strategies identified in the training, to create quality interactions.

Participants will know the connection between quality interactions and effective observations.

 
Core Knowledge Document: CKC Field Guide for Social and Emotional Development
 
Area: Child Observation and Assessment
 
Subgroup: Gathering and Documenting
 
Competency: 1.4 Recognizes ways to develop a relationship with a child before observation and assessment procedures are implemented.
Objective:

Participants will identify at least 2 strategies they use to form nurturing relationships in their classroom.

Participants will review new strategies provided, and learn how to use them in their classrooms.

Participants will reflect on their strategies and identify if they work or need adjusting. (relationship planning)

 
Core Knowledge Document: CKC Field Guide for Social and Emotional Development
 
Area: Child Observation and Assessment
 
Subgroup: Gathering and Documenting
 
Competency: 1.4 Recognizes ways to develop a relationship with a child before observation and assessment procedures are implemented.
Objective:

Participants will define classroom observations and identify the benefits observation provides to the children, classroom environment and their own teaching practices. 

 
Core Knowledge Document: CKC Field Guide for Social and Emotional Development
 
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:

Participants will identify at least 2 ways to gather observations, the times during the day they collect information, and how to use their observations to improve the daily routines and schedule.

 
Core Knowledge Document: CKC Field Guide for Social and Emotional Development
 
Area: Child Observation and Assessment
 
Subgroup: Gathering and Documenting
 
Competency: 2.3 Incorporates observation and assessment strategies throughout the child's day within their everyday settings.
Objective:

Participants will identify the importance of everyday observations; how to use the observations in lesson planning and providing programs that meet the children's individual needs.

Participants will use the observation techniques identified that works best for them and report their observations back to the group.

Participants will identify the ways they can use their observations in creating lesson plans.

 
Core Knowledge Document: CKC Field Guide for Social and Emotional Development
 
Area: Child Observation and Assessment
 
Subgroup: Gathering and Documenting
 
Competency: 2.2 Implements appropriate formal and informal methods of documenting developmental progress of individual children.

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