A major goal of prekindergarten programs is to promote the successful entry of children into kindergarten. The model proposed in this workshop ensures that the transition procedures (a) address the strengths, needs, and characteristics of individual children, families and school programs; (b) promote the implementation of best practices in transition planning; and (c) result in the successful transition of children and families into kindergarten.
Designing Effective Transitions to Kindergarten
Dr. Michael Conn-Powers is the presenter of this workshop. Dr. Conn-Powers has worked in the field of early intervention for over 30 years. He is currently a Research Associate at Indiana University, and Adjunct Assistant Professor in the School of Education, and Director of the Indiana Institute on Disability and Community's Early Childhood Center. Over the past 5 years, Dr. Conn-Powers has been extensively involved in research and product development in the areas of early intervention, service coordination, school readiness, and universal design. Dr. Conn-Powers has also been involved with designing and implementing Indiana's First Steps (Part C) child and family outcome evaluation system.
Workshops: All topics presented by the Early Childhood Center can be designed to meet your in-service needs. Topics can be presented as full- or half-day workshops.
Technical Assistance: We have recently been using two nationally validated classroom assessment measures to examine the quality of children's time in preschool and the quality of teacher-child interactions that children experience--the Classroom Assessment Scoring System (CLASS) and the Emerging Academic Snapshot. We have used these tools to evaluate both individual classrooms and overall early education programs followed by more individualized in-service training. Talk to us about how we might bring these new resources to your program to improve the quality of your early learning environments.
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