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We are excited to work together with you as we pilot the Kindergarten Entry Assessment. On this page, you will find our two-day agenda and all handouts and resources used during the July Pilot Training. In addition to electronically accessing all of the materials here on the wiki, you will also receive hard copies of all of the materials. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact your regional consultant.

Day 1

Time
Agenda Item
Applicable Materials & Resources
9:00 - 9:20
Welcome & Introductions
Review of Learning Objectives
Agenda
9:20 - 9:50
NC Kindergarten Entry Assessment Pilot Background
NC Power of K Position Statement
9:50 - 10:50
Overview of the NC KEA
  • Instructional Process
  • Terminology
  • Components
KEA Introduction
10:50 - 11:05
Morning Break

11:05 - 11:40
Mastering the Art of Observation
  • What Constitutes Evidence of Learning
  • Guidelines for Writing Effective Observation Notes
  • Evaluating Observation Notes
NC KEA Constructs
Book & Print Awareness Crosswalk


NOTE: PDF versions of each progression can be found within your Teaching Strategies Teacher Page.
11:40 - 12:30
Tools for Collecting Evidence of Learning
  • Multiple Assessment Means
  • Situations
    • General Situations
    • Specific Situations
NOTE: PDF Version of each situation can be found within your Teaching Strategies Teacher Page.
12:30 - 1:30
Lunch

1:30 - 2:15
Tools for Collecting Evidence of Learning, continued
  • Tasks
  • Partnering with Families: Questions for Kindergarten Entry
Partnering with Families: Questions for Kindergarten Entry
NOTE: Questions are in English and Spanish.
A special thank you to Judy Brady, principal of Charles W. McCrary Elementary School in Asheboro City Schools, for providing the Spanish translation.


NOTE: PDF Versions of the tasks can be found within your Teaching Strategies Teacher Page.
2:15 - 2:30
Afternoon Break (Administrator Break-Out Session, 2:30 - 4:00)

2:30 - 3:50
Preliminary Exploration of NC KEA Functionality
  • Setting Up and Managing Classes and Children
  • Exploring the Sandbox

3:50 - 4:00
Reflecting on the Day


Day 2

Time
Agenda Item
Applicable Materials & Resources
9:00 - 9:15
Welcome Back & Opening of The Day
Review of Learning Objectives

9:15 - 10:45
Practice Scenarios: General Situations
  • #1 Engagement in Self-Selected Activities (Approaches to Learning)
  • #3 Emotional Literacy (Emotional-Social Development)
  • #11 Object Counting (Cognitive Development)
NOTE: PDF Version of each situation can be found within your Teaching Strategies Teacher Page.
10:45 - 11:00
Morning Break

11:00 - 12:30
  • Practice Scenarios: Specific Situations
  • #10 Following Directions (Language Development & Communication)
  • #14 Object Counting (Cognitive Development)
  • #7 Fine Motor: Grip & Manipulation and Hand Dominance (Health & Physical)
NOTE: PDF Version of each situation can be found within your Teaching Strategies Teacher Page.
12: 30 - 1:30
Lunch

1:30 - 2:30
Practice Scenarios: Tasks
  • Object Counting Task
  • Midline Task
NOTE: PDF Versions of the tasks can be found within your Teaching Strategies Teacher Page.
2:30 - 2:45
Afternoon Break

2:45 - 3:15
Next Steps: What to Expect During the Pilot

3:15 - 3:30
Reflecting on the Session