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Introductory GOLD Training: June 19-20, 2019 in Park Rapids

Date: June 19–20, 2019

Time: 9 a.m.–3:30 p.m.

Location: Frank White Education Center, 301 Huntsinger Avenue, Park Rapids, MN 56470-8888

Description: This is an introductory training to the GOLD Assessment. The GOLD is an authentic observation-based assessment system for children from birth through third grade. The system may be implemented with any developmentally appropriate curriculum. Importantly, the GOLD is a Kindergarten Entry Profile (KEP) approved assessment. KEP-approved assessments align to and cover the 2017 Early Childhood Indicators of Progress (ECIPs) and kindergarten academic standards. The GOLD can be used across multiple programs, settings, ages and grades (e.g., kindergarten, voluntary pre-kindergarten, school readiness, school readiness plus, preschool, early childhood special education, Head Start and child care programs—including 3- and 4-star Parent Aware rated programs). The information this assessment produces helps teachers, administrators and families understand what students know and are able to do in order to support children’s learning and development while also guiding continuous program improvement efforts.

Presenters: Sue Heisler, Certified GOLD Trainer

Event Type: Training

Audience: Early learning teachers, educators, and administrators including those who work in the following programs: kindergarten, voluntary pre-kindergarten, school readiness, school readiness plus, early childhood special education, Head Start, and childcare.

Sponsor: Early Learning Services

Fee: Lunch and refreshments are on your own – please note that there is a limited time for lunch, so we encourage you to bring your own lunch).

Register: Register for the Park Rapids session.

Registration deadline: Registration is open until June 18, 2019.

Materials to bring with you: Strongly recommended: The technology you use in your classroom or program (i.e. laptop or tablet if possibly).

Contact Information: Sue Heisler

Please contact Jon Vaupel two weeks before the event to request a reasonable accommodation.