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  • Downloadable instruments for the IEA Preprimary Project
    Links to Related Research State Funded Preschools Instrument Development Research International Research IEA Preprimary Project Download IEA Instruments Print Download IEA Instruments IEA Preprimary Project Phase 2 Instruments IEA researchers from all of the participating countries collaborated to develop the data collection instruments used to gather information about what children experienced in their preschool or child care settings at age 4 By making these instruments available for download free of charge we hope to encourage their use in research projects around the world HighScope offers training in the use of the instruments and consultation on study design and data analysis on request Contact email protected for more information The six instruments available 3 questionnaires and 3 direct observation instruments are described briefly below Family Background Questionnaire collects information about the family characteristics of the target child It addresses such areas as household composition parents educational attainment and employment and household income Provider Survey administered to teachers and caregivers It focuses on the characteristics of the setting including its physical description administrative policies enrollment data teacher background and materials available for children s use Expectations Questionnaire asks parents and teachers to rank 8 areas of young children s development in order of their importance and to specify which areas they think are their particular responsibility Management of Time Observation System documents how the primary adult in a setting organizes children s time The activities the adult proposes their proposed group structure and their duration are recorded as a running record for 2 3 hours during 2 nonconsecutive mornings Child Activities Observation System focuses on the activities and interactions of the target child in a given setting The types of activities the child is engaged in the amount of time spent in each activity and the group size are recorded every 30

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  • Welcome To HighScope
    Conferences and Events Contact Training News Press Releases Extensions Video Clips Podcasts ReSource Hot Topics About Us Who We Are All About HighScope FAQs Board of Directors Permissions Reprints Privacy and Security Map and Directions HighScope Publications Links of Interest International Institutes Demonstration Preschool Job Opportunities Membership Contact Us Store Shortcut To OnlineCOR OnlinePQA Letter links Online Training Forums Video Clips ReSource Catalog Mailing List Membership Research Center for Early

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  • HighScope Training & Conferences
    Store Shortcut To OnlineCOR OnlinePQA Letter links Online Training Forums Video Clips ReSource Catalog Mailing List Membership Professional Learning Overview Training Options Training Schedules Certification Professional Credit Academic and CDA Credit Conferences and Events Contact Training Professional Learning Print Training Conferences Accessible expertise for a wide range of projects HighScope Foundation s training philosophy is that teachers who work with children during their most critical years of development can benefit from comprehensive training We also believe that all teachers can succeed even though their learning styles may differ Our trainers are sensitive to individuals needs and as a result they provide participants with a varied range of opportunities to learn including reading and writing assignments small group discussion large group discussion personal reflection observation feedback and more HighScope training courses and conferences provide unique opportunities for developing skills exploring new trends and discoveries in the field sharing ideas expanding professional networks and strengthening our shared commitment to lifting lives through education Training Options HighScope offers extensive course work to teachers in preschool early elementary and youth programs in the United States and abroad Depending on the specific needs of teachers and agency administrators participants can choose from the following options One and two day workshops I ntroductory or entry level information or review of content on a specific component of the HighScope Curriculum A great place for teachers to begin Week long courses Similar to workshops in that discussion focuses on a specific component of the HighScope Curriculum These include more in depth discussion and analysis Multiple week courses In depth course work that ultimately leads to HighScope Teacher Certification Trainer Certification and Program Accreditation These courses promote the skills individuals need to establish a high quality program and to sustain best practices Customized training Course work serving agencies and

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  • Welcome To HighScope
    CDA Credit Conferences and Events Contact Training News Press Releases Extensions Video Clips Podcasts ReSource Hot Topics About Us Who We Are All About HighScope FAQs Board of Directors Permissions Reprints Privacy and Security Map and Directions HighScope Publications Links of Interest International Institutes Demonstration Preschool Job Opportunities Membership Contact Us Store Shortcut To OnlineCOR OnlinePQA Letter links Online Training Forums Video Clips ReSource Catalog Mailing List Membership Professional Learning

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  • HighScope Trainer Recertification Requirements
    Credit Academic and CDA Credit Conferences and Events Contact Training Professional Learning Certification Trainer Recertification Print Recertification HighScope Trainer Recertification Certified HighScope Trainers develop and maintain their skills by being more active than their peers The HighScope Certified Trainer credential is in effect for a period of 3 years To continue to grow and demonstrate commitment to quality Certified Trainers maintain their certification by keeping abreast of new developments in the field attending HighScope training events conducting HighScope workshops or courses sharing their knowledge of the HighScope Curriculum through presentations and documenting their major achievements Download the Application Form To apply for recertification a trainer must Complete anecdotal notes evidence and scoring of a complete Program Quality Assessment PQA Note This requirement is currently waived for Infant Toddler Certification Provide a training agenda and complete a Trainer Self Evaluation Provide a staff support narrative a written documentation of the applicant s staff support activities including scheduling or presenting workshops conducting observation and feedback assessing program quality enabling other staff to attend professional development activities and performing other training or support activities Complete a Professional Development Log Each recertification candidate must complete 60 hours of formal training equivalent to 6 Continuing Education Units CEUs This training should include A minimum of 40 hours offered by the HighScope Foundation a HighScope Institute or a HighScope Teacher Training Center HighScope training including workshops HighScope s International Conference and Regional Training Conferences count as 6 hours per day 3 hours for half days Reading the HighScope Extensions newsletter 6 hours year The balance must be offered by an institution of higher learning or a professional training organization These can include College courses and seminars Conference workshops such as those offered by national or local AEYC Head Start state departments of education local school districts

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  • Keynote Speaker: Walter S. Gilliam, PhD
    Way I See Educational Opportunity The preschool to prison pipeline has existed for decades before we had a name for it and it is still a national crisis The Perry Preschool Project however taught the nation that preschool education can help change the flow in this tragic pipe Data belonging to 123 Black children have long been used to help create better early education opportunities for all of our nation s children Yet the same children who gave us this data in the first place are so often locked out of or kicked out the back door of the very programs their data helped create What went wrong More importantly why do we still tolerate it Walter S Gilliam PhD Director Edward Zigler Center in Child Development and Social Policy Associate Professor of Child Psychiatry and Psychology Walter S Gilliam is the Director of The Edward Zigler Center in Child Development and Social Policy and Associate Professor of Child Psychiatry and Psychology at the Child Study Center Yale School of Medicine He is a member of the board of directors for ZERO TO THREE National Center for Infants Toddlers and Families and Child Care Aware of America National Association of Child Care Resource and Referral Agencies a research fellow of the National Institute for Early Education Research NIEER and a former Senior Advisor to the National Association for the Education of Young Children NAEYC Dr Gilliam is co recipient of the prestigious 2008 Grawemeyer Award in Education for the coauthored book A Vision for Universal Preschool Education Dr Gilliam s research involves early childhood education and intervention policy analysis specifically how policies translate into effective services ways to improve the quality of prekindergarten and child care services the impact of early childhood education programs on children s school readiness and

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  • About Urban Stringz
    in the home of Ms Sharpe with 8 students and a desire to form a music ensemble to serve the needs of the youth Ms Sharpe was motivated to work independently with young people after finding they were uninterested in learning how to play music using the traditional method She allowed the student s to experiment playing mainstream and fun themed music to popular television shows She also allowed student s to take on leadership and mentorship roles This form of teaching proved popular with the children that attended the first year of camp and her methods of engaging the children in a non traditional manner continue today After the first year our summer camp grew to 15 students and we were allowed to utilize space provided by Little Rock Baptist Church in 2008 We held our first end of camp concert on the lawn of The Style Gallery in the New Center area in Detroit Ms Sharpe and her student s passed out flyers to local businesses in the area to attend our free lunch time concert Students and parents remained interested in continuing to study with Ms Sharpe and she started to seek playing opportunities for those children that wanted to perform during the year As more young musicians wanted to become involved with US she began to look for another facility to hold camp In 2009 we held our camp at the Charles H Wright Museum of African American History Our number of participants grew from 8 in 2007 to 38 in 2012 In 2014 Wayne State University WSU welcomed Urban Stringz Music Summer Camp to their campus Urban Stringz now rehearses at WSU throughout the year Wayne State University will be the host site for the upcoming summer camps US offers beginner intermediate and advanced classes

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  • Online Store
    Preschools Instrument Development Professional Learning Overview Training Options Training Schedules Certification Professional Credit Academic and CDA Credit Conferences and Events Contact Training News Press Releases Extensions Video Clips Podcasts ReSource Hot Topics About Us Who We Are All About HighScope FAQs Board of Directors Permissions Reprints Privacy and Security Map and Directions HighScope Publications Links of Interest International Institutes Demonstration Preschool Job Opportunities Membership Contact Us Store Shortcut To OnlineCOR

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