Intentional Teaching with Application Trainings
Friday, March 12, 2021
This event is full. Now accepting wait list registrations.

Registration open through 3/11/2021 5:00 PM Mountain Time (US & Canada)

Registering here simply allows us to capture the training verification data for the NM PED upon request. You will take your actual training through the Mr. Owl platform. Upon registering, you will receive a confirmation letter with instructions on how to access the training through the Mr. Owl platform.

Intentional Teaching is a FOCUS requirement for NM PreK, Title I, and Special Education teachers, EA's and long term substitutes. It must be completed within 2 months of hire. It is also a requirement for Instructional Coaches and Administrators. Administrators have the option to complete this training in the PED Online FOCUS Leadership Academy.

Your Application Trainings are scheduled for 11:30-3:00 on the following days:

Application Training Day 1: March 12th
Application Training Day 2: April 2nd

There are 2 self-paced modules which must be completed prior to your Application Trainings. You will have about 16 hours of content to complete with each modules being about 8 hours.

FOCUS T-2: Observational Assessment (which you will complete first)
FOCUS T-1: Powerful Interactions (which you will complete second)

Upon registering, you will receive a letter with instructions on how to order your books and complete the 2 online modules required prior to your Application Training days.

Lead Facilitator - Mary Jimerson
Co-Facilitator - Kathleen Roland
Facilitator in Training - Patti Odegard


Emily Renfro is an ECIC Instructional Coach for the school districts of Chama Valley, Mesa Vista, Penasco, Questa, Taos, Cimarron, Red River and Dulce.

Kathleen Roland is an Early Childhood Instructional Coach at Central Region Educational Cooperative. She supports New Mexico PreK Programs through FOCUS professional development training, and Practice-Based Coaching. Kathleen's great passion is supporting educators in their critical work, ensuring positive outcomes for New Mexico's young children. Her background includes 25 years of Early Childhood classroom teaching experience, 3 years District Literacy Coach, M.A. in Elementary Education from UNM, and B.A. in Biology from Macalester College, St. Paul, Minnesota. 


Mary Jimerson is an Early Childhood Instructional Coach with the Central Region Education Cooperative (CREC). Mary began her career teaching at a private preschool while living in Minnesota. Shortly after teaching preschoolers and moving to New Mexico she became interested in early childhood development and the developmental trajectories of students with developmental disabilities. She has been in the fields of early childhood education and special education for 19 years as a consultant and instructional coach. Her educational background includes early childhood education, special education, educational psychology, and applied behavior analysis. She believes every child has the ability to succeed and it is up to us to find ways to support them using evidence-based practices so they can reach their fullest potential.



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