EQ+IP Professional Development

At a Glance

The Early Learning Quality and Inclusion Partnership (EQ+IP) has developed a comprehensive calendar of professional development for early childhood educators for school year 2017-18. All professional development trainings are aligned with the local QRIS.

Click here Click here for our 2017-18 calendar of First 5-funded professional development offerings! OPORTUNIDADES PARA EL DESARROLLO PROFESIONAL EN LA EDUCACIÓN TEMPRANA PRÓXIMAMENTE

Check back soon for additional trainings related to including children with special needs in early learning settings.

4Cs, the local child care resource and referral agency, also offers professional development for early learning providers, particularly family child care operators.

Teachers who work in state-funded child development programs may be eligible for a stipend for attending professional development. Find out more about the QRIS Teacher Stipend program here. Teachers who working in Transitional Kindergarten classrooms may also be eligible for a stipend for attending professional development. Find out more about the TK Stipend program here.

Upcoming Trainings

Introduction to the Pre-K CLASS Classroom Assessment Scoring System Training

This workshop will provide an overview of the Pre-K Classroom Assessment Scoring System (CLASS) - an observational assessment of the quality of interactions between teachers and children in preschool.  The workshop will review the domains in the CLASS Tool, its structure and the various uses of the tool.

Some of the topics addressed include:

  • Organization of the CLASS tool and its relationship to student achievement and professional development
  • CLASS dimensions (emotional support, classroom organization and instructional support).

*Spanish oral interpretation services will be provided*

Date:            Saturday, September 23, 2017

Time:              9:00 am - 12:00 pm 

Trainer:          Donna Yuriar, TeachStone Certified Trainer

Cost:               $25 (includes light breakfast and materials)

Location:         San Mateo County Office of Education

Register at:   http://sanmateo.k12oms.org/1401-137178

Registration and payment deadline:  September 8, 2017 (Payment must be received by the deadline or the registration will be canceled)

 

Developing Number Sense Through Counting Training Series

In this workshop series, participants will learn how to engage preschoolers in meaningful, hands-on activity of counting objects to support student's number sense development. Participants will watch videos and develop strategies to support student's mathematical thinking. Participants will also plan for activity implementation and reflect on progress at follow-up sessions.

Dates:            Tuesdays, September 26, October 24, November 21, 2017 and January 16, 2018

Time:              5:00 pm - 8:00 pm 

Trainer:          Kim Bambao, SMCOE Mathematics Coordinator

Cost:               $30 (includes refreshments and materials)

Location:         San Mateo County Office of Education

Register at:   http://sanmateo.k12oms.org/1401-137179

Registration deadline:  September 7, 2017 or until filled.

Payment deadline:  September 14, 2017 (Payment must be received by the deadline or the registration will be canceled)

 

2-Day Classroom Assessment Scoring System (CLASS) Observation Pre-K Training  Series

This 2-part training series will provide in-depth training of the Classroom Assessment Scoring System (CLASS)- an observational assessment of the quality of interactions between teachers and children in preschool through third grade classrooms. The training will review the domains of CLASS, its structure and the various uses of the tool. Participants receive materials and online resources equivalent to $175.00.

Some of the topics addressed include:

  • In depth discussion about each of the CLASS Domains (Emotional Support, Classroom Organization, Instructional Support)
  • Develop observation and coding skills to understand and gain knowledge of the CLASS assessment process.

Participants receive:

  • Classroom Assessment Scoring System Pre-K Manual
  • Online myCLASS account
  • Video library subscription
  • Online reliability testing with automated feedback and performance report
  • CLASS Observer Certificate and Certification Card (once you've passed the reliability test)

Date:             Friday, September 29, 2017

                     Saturday, September 30, 2017

Time:            Friday, 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm 

                     Saturday, 8:30 am - 4:00 pm

Trainer:         Donna Yuriar, TeachStone Certified Trainer

Cost:              $100.00 (includes light breakfast on both dates, lunch on second day, and materials)

Location:        San Mateo County Office of Education

Register at:    http://sanmateo.k12oms.org/1401-137216

Registration and payment deadline:  September 15, 2017 (Payment must be received by the deadline or the registration will be canceled)

 

HighScope Large and Small Group Time, 3-day Series

This 3-part training series prepares participants to plan and initiate engaging activities during large-group time through active learning experiences.  Teachers will also learn about the elements of developmentally appropriate small group time and how to plan materials and experiences based on learning content and children's interests.  Day 1: Active Learning; Day 2: Scaffolding Children's Learning at Small-Group Time; Day 3: Discovering the Possibilities of Large-Group Time.  Participants are expected to attend all 3-days of this training.

*Spanish oral interpretation services will be provided*

Date:            Saturdays, September 30, 2017, December 9, 2017 and April 7, 2018

Time:              9:00 am - 3:00 pm 

Trainer:          HighScope

Cost:               $35 (includes light breakfast and materials)

Location:         San Mateo County Office of Education

Register at:   http://sanmateo.k12oms.org/1401-136166

Registration and payment deadline:  September 15, 2017 (Payment must be received by the deadline or the registration will be canceled)