Objective Observation & Authentic Assessment in Early Childhood online self paced (3 hours-.3 CEU)

 

 

 

 

Objective Observation & Authentic Assessment

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Details

Authentic assessment or natural assessment-how or when is this used in the early childhood classroom? Every day! It can be used as children interact with each other throughout the day, through play and in learning centers. Opportunities exist and present themselves for teachers to capture children learning and exploring as it happens in their daily schedule. By using every day materials, children will begin to show progression and mastery of the many skills and concepts they are learning but how, how often, when, and where do teachers document the children's progress? Can you determine if an anecdotal note or observation is written objectively or subjectively? What is the importance of writing objective observation notes?

 

Participants attending this learning event will be able to answer all of these questions, define authentic assessment, describe the 6 key practices for effective observation, and practice writing objective observation notes. And most importantly, we will have fun doing it!

 

 

Participants are required to read course handouts, engage in online activity slides, engage in online coursework for a required length of time, and pass a post knowledge assessment with a score of 90% or higher in order to earn the course certificate. The post knowledge assessment may be taken multiple times to ensure success.


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After the system processes your payment (just a few short minutes), you'll receive an email with a link assigned to your unique email address. (email addresses can not be shared by participants).

 

Please keep this link/email so that you can return to the course as often as you need.


Cost
Registration is $20.00

Instructor


Karen Darby is the Early Learning MultiMedia Manager at Southwestern Child Development Commission, Inc.  Creating and delivering continuing education learning events are a part of her duties.  Karen maintains assists participants with registration, assists instructors with course creations and reviews courses for accuracy and alignment policy.  Karen is an elected member of the North Carolina Center for Afterschool Programs Board of Advisors and Karen also currently serves on the Bylaws Polcies and Procedures Commitee for IACET (the International Association for Continuing Education and Training) and PBS Teachers Advisory Group, and CLASS Advisory Panel..  She is a past member of  the Distance Education Taskforce  and  Badging Committe for IACET, to help create a distance learning resource guide to help clarify each of the IACET standards as well determine how each Continuing Education/Training standard applies in the world of distance learning.  Karen has also also served on the Program Committee of EdMedia 2017 - World Conference on Educational Media & Technology for AACE (Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education) as a reviewer of conference papers. 

Karen holds a Bachelors in Elementary Education from West Virginia University,  a Masters Degree in Liberal Arts from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, and a MicroMasters degree in Instructional Design and Technology from the University of Maryland. 

She holds a Level 12 Early Educator Certificate in both the Early Care and School Age Fields  with endorsements in Professional Development, Technical Assistance, and Administration.

Before becoming the Early Learning MultiMedia Manager at SWCDC, Karen was the School Age Education Specialist. Karen has also served as the Board President for the North Carolina Afterschool Coalition and worked as the Regional School Age Specialist for Region 7 providing technical assistance and training to afterschool professionals.

Karen has been employed with Southwestern Child Development Commission, Inc. since August of 2011. Karen’s work experience also includes More at Four Teacher with Gaston County Schools, Technical Assistant with the Partnership for Children of Lincoln/Gaston Counties, Adjunct Instructor at Gaston College in Gaston County, Director at Caldwell Memorial Presbyterian Church Child Care Center, and lead teacher at Ashford Academy.

Contact Karen at darby.karen@swcdcinc.org



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Continuing Education-Credit Issued

IACET CEU-.3 CEU

In order to earn the certificate, participants are required read course handouts, watch video clips, answer online interactive questions, and score a 90% or higher on a post knowledge assessment. Certificates are immediately available for downloading, printing, and saving directly from the course software in PDF format.


Location
Online-Self Paced






Technology Required

 

This course is accessible from any electronic device that is connected to the internet, such as a smart phone, tablet, laptop, or desktop computer.

*Dial-Up internet connections will result in a diminished online experience. Classroom pages may load slowly and viewing large audio and video files may not be possible.

Access to email is needed.

Software requirements: Audio, flash player, PDF reader, access to email

Course handouts and certificates are available in PDF format, so please use PDF software to open document in the course and download certificates. A PDF reader is a free download at numerous different sites.

You will receive an email confirmation with a link assigned specifically to you/your email address after payment is confirmed.

Click the link in the email and the course will begin. No special software is required.

Please retain that that email/link to return to the course. You may return to the course as many times as you like by closing your browser.

If you happen to lose the email, please contact darby.karen@swcdcinc.org for a duplicate email to be sent to you. Please provide your name, the course name and the month that you registered for the course.

Thanks,

Karen