Preschool-Third Grade Professional Learning Opportunities
The goal for Preschool through Third Grade (P-3) Alignment is to provide all children with access to high-quality educational experiences. ESD 105 is committed to eliminating the achievement gap for our students by providing professional learning opportunities for districts and their early learning partners by bringing preschool through third grade teachers together in professional learning communities to look at the current research and practices to support improving student outcomes. Our professional learning opportunities remain current and relevant to our audience due to our active involvement with state level initiatives, workgroups, and specific content workshops. We provide professional learning here at the ESD as well as onsite district requested training sessions. We encourage you to frequently visit this page for the currently scheduled professional learning opportunities.
- Early Learning Mathematics Modules
Teachers will explore the alignment between the Washington State Early Learning and Development Guidelines and Common Core State Standards and how to use the Learning Pathways in Numeracy document to create developmentally appropriate classroom activities. The modules focus on counting and cardinality, operations and algebraic thinking, and geometry. Please contact us for more information.
- Full-Day Kindergarten Modules
Teachers will explore creating fabulous Kindergarten classrooms that are developmentally appropriate and academically rigorous. The three modules focus on examining current research in child development, creating rigorous learning environments, and designing developmentally appropriate learning centers. Please contact us for more information.
- WaKIDS 101 Training 2018-19
Required training for new kindergarten and sped self-contained teachers with kindergarten students. Click here to view WaKIDS 101 flyer.
- WaKIDS Updates 2018-19
Professional learning for experienced WaKIDS teachers or administrators highlighting the new birth to third grade MyTeachingStrategies platform. Contact us to schedule onsite district support.
- WaKIDS Full-Day Kindergarten Data Training for Administrators
Elementary prinicpals and district administrators will focus on how rich instructional tasks in developmentally appropriate full-day kindergarten learning environments are used with fidelity for observational assessment. Participants will explore how the new birth to third grade MyTeachingStrategies interface assists teachers in efficiently completing the assessment cycle and how the data reports inform instruction and improve student outcomes.
- Math Cafes
Early learning professionals and preschool/kindergarten teachers focus on early math skills in a series of 4 one-hour professional learning communities based on current research that supports these activities in the classroom. Each session has a different topic and participants will receive materials to take back to their classroom to recreate the activities with their students. Contact us to schedule onsite district sessions.
- Early Learning Fellows
The 2018-19 OSPI and AESD applicant program will focus on leadership, culturally responsive teaching, and creating conditions in the classroom for inter-dependent and independent learners. We will analyze our region's data to find the opportunity gap for our students.
- Special Ed Preschool PLC Group
Preschool teachers working with special education students meet monthly to collaborate with each other while exploring current trends in the classroom.
- Preschool GLAD
Training for preschool teachers to focus on language acquisition for all students. Professional development is available to teachers on a fee for service basis. Please contact us for more information.
All fee-for-service professional learning opportunities are available onsite for districts at the ESD daily rate. Please contact us for more information.
- Early Learning Mathematics Modules