Kicking Off a New Year! September 11, 2013. Rules. Respect the speaker (limit sidebar conversations) Participate What is said here, stays here What is learned here, leaves here The chime will be our attention signal . Learning Goal.
Kicking Off a New Year!
September 11, 2013
The chime will be our attention signal.
Teachers will understand the relationship between the ESE PreK Course Codes, the Common Core State Standards and the Florida Early Learning and Developmental Standards for Four-Year-Olds.
In Florida, the Common Core State Standards are for K-12. There are NO common core standards for Pre K.
Pre K ESE will continue to use the
Florida Early Learning and Developmental Standards for Four Year Olds.
The BDI-2 and You
In State Transfers (from another Florida County)
Out of State Transfers (from another state)
We (ALL OF US) need to do a better job of dismissing students from PreK ESE who do not need to be there.
Keeping a child in an ESE class that has the skills to be successful in a more typical environment is NOT in the child’s best interest.
Stephanie Thomas, Exceptional Education Admin, PDIS
Analyze your class data.
The items on the BDI-2 are “actionable” meaning that you can use the items the child was unable to master as goals or objectives in an IEP. Since it’s a skills based test then it’s perfectly reasonable to teach the skills being measured.
If the child can’t walk up the stairs then you’re going to need to teach the child to walk up the stairs!
You can use the evaluation criteria from the individual items the child didn’t master, but you’re not going to want to use the actual BDI-2 items. For example, if the skill was stacking blocks then you’d want to use conceptually similar items (and likely more than one size/shape).
You’re not teaching the test, you’re teaching the skills the test items represent.
2013-14 PreK ESE Monthly Meetings
September- Kick Off
October/November- Assistive Technology
February- BDI-2 Exiting Procedures
March/April- Phonological Awareness
May- Year in Review
Visual Strategies for the Pre-K Classroom
Thursday, October 10th
Tampa Avenue 8:30 – 3:30
25 spots available – listed on signmeup
Introduction to Boardmaker
Wednesday, September, 25
Tampa Avenue 1:30-3:30
This workshop is intended for participants who have never created a board with Boardmaker, but have access to the software. **Materials Required: Access to Boardmaker v6 Software.
Read for the Record is the one day a year when millions of individuals come together to celebrate and promote literacy in early childhood education.
On October 3rd, people across the country will read the children’s book Otis by Loren Long in support of Jumpstart’s mission to work towards the day that every child in America enters kindergarten prepared to succeed.
! October FTE
A folder for the October FTE has been set up on PDS online
Be sure to add (and indicate) any children in your class who are also
attending an OCPS VPK on your campus as they are not on SMS
Contact us if you have any questions, comments, or concerns
Janice Penn Stephanie Thomas