Agenda for Children

Virtual Seminars

Join us on September 12th for our next virtual seminar!

We are offering a full day of VIRTUAL sessions on September 12th on curriculum. 

Topics will range from how to plan using Creative Curriculum and Frog Street for all age groups, to a session designed specifically for administrators that is focused on how to support teachers to implement a curriculum with fidelity. Teachers can choose to learn how to implement curriculum with fidelity, link assessment results to curriculum, link curriculum to assessment, plan how to assess children while implementing the curriculum, and how to plan for activities when creating lesson plans that support learning and development for all of the children in their classroom.

Ongoing Child Assessment: Using Data to Inform Teaching  (NCQTL)

September 12, 2020 – 8:00-10:00 am
For All Teachers and Leaders

Ongoing child assessment is a continuing process of observing children and documenting their knowledge, skills, and abilities. What do you do with all of this documentation? This 2-hour workshop will help you see how to review and interpret child assessment information in order to understand each child’s development and then be able to adjust your teaching to meet them where they are and support further development. CDA Subject Areas: 2 ,7,8
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Do You See What I See? Using Assessment to Guide Children’s Learning and Development - LDE Key Training Module

September 12, 2020 – 8:00-10:00 am
For All Teachers and Leaders

This 2-hour session will guide the defining of assessment and provide a description of what observation-based assessment means. Participants will review the ages and stages of development, using both the Louisiana ELDS and TS GOLD® color bands. Participants will discuss when and how to conduct observations, how to use Tier 1 curricula to aid assessment, and how to use observation data to make curriculum adaptations with supplemental activities. Finally, participants will discuss how to evaluate development with reliability. This instruction will lead to teacher action and changes for improved practice and learning.   
CDA Subject Area: 2, 3, 5, 7, 8
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Integrated Approaches: Putting Together Best Practices for Teaching and Learning - LDE Key Training Module

September 12, 2020 – 8:00 am – 10:00 am
For All Teachers and Leaders

Louisiana’s Early Learning & Development Standards, GOLD ® objectives, curriculum resources, and assessment data all offer different information that can help you individualize learning experiences for each child. This session will help you see how all of the pieces of the puzzle (from the ELDS to GOLD) fit together, and create an integrated approach to teaching and learning. We will engage in hands-on experiences and reflective discussions to identify how you are currently integrating best practices in early childhood education.We will brainstorm and plan how to use an integrated approach to curriculum and assessment to effectively inform their learning environment, instructional practices, and assessment process.
CDA Subject Areas: 3, 4, 7, 8
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The Big Three of School Readiness: Curriculum, Standards, and Assessment- LDE Key Training Module

September 12, 2020 – 8:00-10:00 am
For All Teachers and Leaders

Learn how activities should be planned by a teacher. This workshop uses videos of the development of a physical skill (riding tricycles) to illustrate the concept of sequence and scaffolding. A second video shows a teacher interacting with children in a way that develops math skills to illustrate how to take advantage of children’s interest and to include supporting activities in the curriculum. One activity supports participants’ understanding of alignment. The module includes an opportunity for participants to use the concepts and create a plan they can use in their classroom.
CDA Subject Areas: 2, 3, 5, 7, 8
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Planning Using Creative Curriculum for Infants, Toddlers, and Twos

September 12, 2020 – 8:00-10:00 am
For Teachers and Leaders Using Creative Curriculum for Infants, Toddlers, and Twos

Planning for infants and toddlers can be challenging. It takes a deep knowledge of child development and the knowledge of individual children in order to plan appropriately to support each child’s development and learning. Learn to use the helpful guides and planning tools in the Creative Curriculum for Infants, Toddlers, and Twos to make planning a breeze and provide the children with high quality environments and experiences. You will also explore how the curriculum is directly linked to the progressions in TS GOLD and how this can help you in your planning and ongoing child assessment.
CDA Subject Areas: 1, 2, 5, 7
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Planning for Infants, Toddlers and Two's Focus: Frog Street

September 12, 2020 – 8:00 am-10:00 am
For Teachers Using Frog Street for Infants and Toddlers

Planning appropriately for infants and toddlers takes time, knowledge of your children, and flexible thinking on the part of every teacher.  Learn to use the helpful guides and planning tools in Frog Street to make planning a breeze and provide the children with high quality environments and experiences. You will also learn how the Frog Street Assessment system supports and is correlated with Teaching Strategies GOLD.  CDA Subject Areas: 1, 2, 5, 7
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Implementing Curriculum with Fidelity for Administrators

September 12, 2020 – 8:00 am-10:00 am
For Program Leaders

Have you purchased a Tier 1 curriculum? Do you feel like you know how to use it the way the developers intended so you can support your teachers to implement it with fidelity? Implementing a curriculum with fidelity means that teachers: 1. Follow the guidance related to what and how to teach and assess; and 2. Make adjustments or adaptations to meet children needs without changing the nature and intent of the material. The Louisiana Department of Education has developed a Curriculum Implementation Scale that can help you guide teachers in their full implementation of your curriculum. This workshop will provide you with strategies and tools (including the LDE Curriculum Implementation Scale) to support the implementation of the curriculum you have. Participants will need a curriculum guide and at least one theme guide/planner/study, etc., in order to participate fully in this workshop.
CDA Subject Area: 5 - ADM 5
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Implementing Curriculum with Fidelity for Teachers

September 12, 2020 – 10:30 am-12:30 pm
For All Teachers

Do you have a Tier 1 curriculum for your classroom? Do you feel like you know how to use it the way the developers intended so you can implement it with fidelity? Implementing a curriculum with fidelity means that teachers: 1. Follow the guidance related to what and how to teach and assess; and 2. Make adjustments or adaptations to meet children needs without changing the nature and intent of the material. The Louisiana Department of Education has developed a Curriculum Implementation Scale that can help guide full implementation of your curriculum. This workshop will introduce you to strategies and tools (including the LDE Curriculum Implementation Scale) you can use help you make sure you are fully implementing the curriculum you have. Participants need to have access to their curriculum guide and at least one theme guide/planner/study, etc., in order to participate fully in this workshop.
CDA Subject Area: 5
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CLASS and Curriculum

September 12, 2020 – 10:30 am-12:30 pm
For All Teachers and Leaders

Learn how the Classroom Assessment Scoring System aligns with any curricula! We will go over the CLASS Domains and Dimensions for the Toddler[TF1]  and Preschool CLASS tools, and then show you how CLASS and curriculum are linked. You will learn where to locate the dimensions of CLASS within any curriculum. Participants should be familiar with CLASS.
CDA Subject Areas: 1, 2, 3, 8
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Teaching Strategies’ Linking Curriculum and Assessment to Support Development and Learning – LDE Key Training Module

September 12, 2020 – 10:30 am-12:30 pm
For All Teachers and Leaders

Learn how to use formative assessment to support curriculum planning. Participants will engage in hands-on experiences and reflective discussions to identify how they are currently using child and group assessments in their work. In this session, you will analyze a recent Class Profile Report from GOLD® to complete a self-reflection exercise and identify potential areas for growth and focus for group and individual planning. You will use assessment data to critique your learning environment, instructional materials, and strategies for creating small groups to individualize each child’s learning opportunities.
CDA Subject Areas: 2, 3, 5, 7, 8
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Child Assessment Action Planning

September 12, 2020 – 10:30 to 12:30 pm
For All Teachers and Leaders

Ever feel like you do not know how or when to collect documentation for your children? Do you ever feel overwhelmed with curriculum and assessment? Well, we have a system for you! Master a system that makes it easy for you to link curriculum to assessment with intentionality. Learn to organize your plans so you can include not only the activities you plan for the week, but also the GOLD objectives linked to those activities. This will help you support and scaffold children during the activities and assess their progress and development at the same time! Participants MUST bring a completed lesson plan with them so they can use their new "system" to plan for assessment.
CDA Subject Areas: 2, 3, 5, 7, 8
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Planning Using Creative Curriculum for Preschool

September 12, 2020 – 10:30 to 12:30 pm
For Teachers and Leaders Using the Creative Curriculum for Preschool

Planning for young children takes time, knowledge of your children and the ability to think about each child individually when planning activities and experiences to support their continued development and learning. Learn to use the helpful guides and planning tools in the Creative Curriculum to make planning a breeze and provide the children with high quality environments and experiences. You will also explore how the curriculum is directly linked to the progressions in TS GOLD and how this can help you in your planning and ongoing child assessment.  
CDA Subject Areas: 1, 2, 5, 7
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Frog Street- Preschool Threes Introduction

September 12, 2020 – 10:30 to 12:30 pm
For Teachers and Leaders Using the Frog Street Threes Curriculum

This workshop will introduce the Frog Street curriculum features for 3-year-olds. The Frog Street Curriculum inspires and creates rich teacher and child interactions to develop oral language, vocabulary and strong social and emotional connections. It includes material and strategies to plan for three-year old children and simplify parent partnerships and activities.
CDA Area: 5
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Planning Using Frog Street for PreK

September 12, 2020 – 10:30 to 12:30 pm
For Teachers and Leaders Using the Frog Street PreK Curriculum

Planning for young children can be challenging. Learn to use the helpful guides and planning tools in Frog Street to make planning a breeze and provide the children in your program with high quality environments and experiences. You will also learn how the Frog Street Assessment system supports and is correlated with Teaching Strategies GOLD. Please note: Participants should have access to the following Frog Street Curriculum materials in order to participate fully in the workshop: 'Welcome Book' and Theme 1 Teachers' Guide.
CDA Subject Areas: 1, 2, 5, 7
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"No Show" Policy

  1. Anyone who registers for a health and safety training, but fails to attend without warning, will be blocked in our online registration system and will not be eligible to register for the next round of health and safety trainings.
  2. For all other trainings, people who no-show for two or more trainings in a row will be temporarily blocked from using our online registration system. They will need to call our offices in order to be unblocked so that they can register for future classes. 
We put these policies into place because we often have far more interest in our classes than spaces available. When people "no-show," they take a valuable seat that someone else in the community needed and would have used. If you are unable to attend a training for whatever reason, you can always request that a colleague attend in your place (within at least 3 days' notice) or drop the class through our registration system. If there are less than 72 hours before a training, notify us at trainings@agendaforchildren.org if you know you will be unable to attend the training.
 

Costs & Online Registration

All workshops are free to staff at Type III early learning centers & family child care providers accepting CCAP. All others must contact us for registration availability and a $10 fee for each 2-hour workshop is required.

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