Professional Learning for Pre-K Teachers

New Teacher Track – Foundations (Level I)

Completion of the five Foundations courses and two additional New Teacher courses will result in a Level I Qualification.

  1. Preschool Planning Essentials
  2. Navigating and Utilizing Teaching Strategies GOLD
  3. Classroom Assessment Scoring System (CLASS) Overview
  4. Early Literacy in Pre-K
  5. Sensorimotor Development, Math, and Science in Pre-K

Additional New Teacher Courses

  1. Beginning Teacher Series
  2. Teaching Strategies GOLD Inter-rater Reliability

Returning Teacher Track – Intermediate
(Level II)

Completion of all components at the Intermediate Level will result in a Level II Qualification. Teachers must already possess the Level I Qualification to obtain the Level II Qualification.

  1. Teaching Strategies GOLD – Advanced
  2. Instructional Support
  3. Emotional Support
  4. Classroom Organization
  5. Building the Foundation for Florida State Standards
  6. Alignment of the Florida Early Learning and Developmental Standards with the Head Start Early Learning Outcomes Framework and Florida Standards-Kindergarten
  7. Managing Challenging Behaviors in Pre-K
  8. National Center for Quality Teaching and Learning Modules
    • Engaging Interactions and Environments
    • Highly Individualized Teaching and Learning
    • Ongoing Child Assessment

Mentor Teacher Track

Facilitated by Staff or Teachers demonstrating the knowledge/skills necessary to facilitate the specific course.

  1. 21st Century Skills in Pre-K
  2. Effective Digital Lesson Planning
  3. Virtual Peer-Coaching Learning Communities

Returning Teacher Track
Advanced

Completion of all components at the Intermediate Level will result in a Level II Qualification. Teachers must already possess the Level I Qualification to obtain the Level II Qualification.

  1. Digging Deeper into the Foundation for Florida Standards
  2. Literacy Beginnings
  3. STEAM in Pre-K
  4. Promoting Resilience in Preschoolers

Specialized Courses

  1. Support in the Three-Year-Old Classroom
  2. Application of Marzano’s Art and Science of Teaching in Pre-Kindergarten
  3. Transitions in Pre-K and to Kindergarten
  4. Child Development: Birth – Third Grade
  5. Circle Time in Pre-K
  6. Science for Pre-K
  7. Positive Beginnings
  8. Small Group in Pre-K

Exceptional Student Education (ESE) Preschool Teacher

  1. Battelle Developmental Inventory 2
  2. Teaching Strategies GOLD Introduction
  3. Everything About Behavior (2 days)
  4. Social-Emotional Behavior
  5. Instructional Curriculum and Data needs
  6. Oral Language and Literacy

 

Professional Learning for Pre-K Teacher Assistants

New and Returning Pre-K Teacher Assistants

  1. Screening, Assessment, and Ongoing Monitoring Support
  2. Classroom Assessment Scoring System (CLASS)
  3. Child Development: Birth – 5
  4. Curricular Support
  5. Classroom Management
  6. Preschool Emotional Support
  7. Pre-K Instructional Strategies
  8. Effective Instruction in Pre-K

ESE Preschool Teacher/Classroom Assistant

  1. “What does a quality ESE Preschool Paraprofessional Look Like?”
  2. Effective Behavior Strategies for the ESE Preschool Class
  3. How to Conduct Small Group Instruction
  4. Effective Behavior Strategies for Data Collection
  5. 4-1-1 on the SWD Preschool Child: Eligibilities and Needs

Professional Learning for Infant/Toddler Teacher Assistants

New and Returning Infant/Toddler Teacher Assistants

  1. Navigating and Utilizing TeachingStrategies GOLD
  2. Infant/Toddler Curricula
  3. Infant/Toddler Mental Health
  4. Infant/Toddler Screenings
  5. Responsive Caregiving
  6. Child Development: Birth – 3
  7. Infant/Toddler Health
  8. Infant/Toddler Planning Essentials

Professional Learning for School-Based Administrators

New and Returning School-Based Administrators

  1. Child Development: Birth – Third Grade
  2. Building the Foundation for Kindergarten Florida Standards
  3. Classroom Assessment Scoring System Overview
  4. Instructional Leaders Building a Strong Pre-K-Third Grade System
  5. Application of Marzano’s Art and Science of Teaching in Pre-Kindergarten