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Pre-K SEEDS Training/Internal Coaching Webinar

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    Pre-K SEEDS Training/Internal Coaching Webinar Pre-K SEEDS Training/Internal Coaching Webinar Presentation Transcript

    • Understanding the Basics of the Internal Coach & SEEDS Trainer
    • SEEDS of Early Literacy Training Overview
      • SEEDS is a 7-session early language and literacy training curriculum
      • Designed to build the language and literacy background knowledge of:
        • Minnesota Reading Corps members
        • Your staff, including:
          • Teachers, Assistant Teachers, Aides, Bus Drivers, Coordinators
    • SEEDS of Early Literacy Training Sessions includes: Each session lasts 2.5 hours for a total 17.5 hours. Relationship based interactions that promote social-emotional development Session 7: Developing Visual Discrimination & Letter Knowledge Session 6: Developing Phonological Awareness Session 5: Dialogic Reading and Repeated Read Aloud Session 4: Vocabulary/Oral Language and ELL Development Session 3: Quality teacher-child interactions Session 2: A literacy rich environment / schedule Session 1:
    • SEEDS of Early Literacy Training Train the Trainer: Overview Questions: Contact Jane Reilly at [email_address] or 651-251-9062
      • The following costs are paid by MRC:
      • Hotel accommodations (single rooms) for greater MN
      • Breakfast and lunch during training
      • All other costs are paid by the site.
      Costs: Minnesota Literacy Council, 756 Transfer Road, St. Paul Where: June 21 – 25 When: 5-day training of one internal literacy leader from a Minnesota Reading Corps site. The trainer is trained on the SEEDS of Early Literacy Curriculum so that s/he can provide SEEDS of Early Literacy Training to the MRC members, teachers, and other staff at his/her site. What:
    • SEEDS of Early Literacy Training On-Site Training Required : All MRC members & Internal Coaches Strongly encouraged : Teachers, assistants, bus drivers, coordinators, and other adults that interact with the pre-k children being served. Who: All costs associated with this training (including member mileage, if you choose to reimburse) is paid by the site. Costs: At your site. All logistics arranged by site. Where: Required to be offered to all MRC members between August and November, 2010 When: Training of Minnesota Reading Corps (MRC) members at individual sites on the 17.5 hours of SEEDS of Early Literacy Curriculum What:
      • You (the site) selects your trainer
      • Potential people to become the trainer:
        • Educational Director
        • Coordinator
        • Literacy Specialist
        • Teacher
      SEEDS of Early Literacy Training Identifying a Trainer
      • The SEEDS Trainer should be someone who:
        • Relates well and work sensitively with diverse populations
        • Communicates effectively both orally and verbally
        • Holds a B.A. in early childhood / parent education (or has equivalent experience)
        • Has 5 years of early childhood experience
        • Is passionate about early literacy and open to response to intervention in early childhood
        • Can attend the Train the Trainer: June 21-25
        • Is also the Internal Coach (ideal if this works out!)
        • Has time to plan and implement 17.5 hours of training between August and November
        • Wants to do it!
      SEEDS of Early Literacy Training Identifying a Trainer
      • Builds internal, best practice capacity at all MRC sites.
      • MRC has rigorous expectations of members and sites that demands they understand children, language and literacy, and interactions.
      • Build background knowledge of members who may have limited understanding of early childhood development, language and literacy.
      • High-quality, relationship-based interactions are learned, and lead to higher quality outcomes for children.
      • MRC is research and evidence-based and since research and evidence is constantly changing, we expect the adults guiding children to be current in their practice.
      SEEDS of Early Literacy Training Why it is required.
      • Challenge :
        • Your site does not have the capacity to have your own SEEDS Trainer.
      • Potential Solutions :
        • Have your members attend SEEDS training at a nearby MRC site
        • Pay another SEEDS Trainer to do your training (cost approx. $1,500 - $2,000 for 7 sessions)
        • Collaborate to share training with a nearby site, as your own trainer gains confidence
      SEEDS of Early Literacy Training Other things to consider
    • Literacy Coaching Role of MRC Members This member is a current employee at an existing Minnesota Reading Corps site who works with children ages 3 - 5 to develop their early literacy skills in preparation for kindergarten. The member enhances daily literacy opportunities & conducts literacy assessments to ensure children are on track to read by the end of 3rd grade. Preschool Literacy Tutor – Professional Corps This member is embedded into a classroom of children ages 3 - 5 to develop children’s early literacy skills in preparation for kindergarten. The member collaborates with the classroom teaching staff to enhance daily literacy opportunities and conduct literacy assessments to ensure children are on track to read by the end of 3rd grade. Preschool Literacy Tutor – Community Corps Position Summaries Member Position Titles
      • Role Summary:
        • Provides the Internal Coach and MRC member with support through on-site observation, discussion and planning, as well as on-going communication and problem solving through email, phone.
      • Frequency of on-site visits from Master Coach:*
        • New sites: Monthly visits
        • 2 nd year sites: 7 visits / year
        • 3 rd year sites: 4 visits / year
        • 4 th year+ sites: 1-3 on-site data review meetings
        • * Formula subject to change based on experience of Internal Coach.
      Literacy Coaching Role of Master Coach
      • Viewable online: http://www.minnesotareadingcorps.org/expectations-of-prek-internal-coach
      Literacy Coaching Role of Internal Coach
    • Scope and Sequence of on-going Professional Development
      • Summer Institute : Learn program expectations for members and coaches, documentation, timelines, relationship-based coaching, what to coach to, ELLCO tool, expectations for literacy rich classrooms.
      • September: Learn concept and procedures for collecting individual student data with integrity.
      • October : Learn concept and procedures for Response to Intervention. Learn tier 1, 2 interventions for oral language and letter naming. Procedures for identifying tier 2 children.
      • November: Review and add onto concept and procedures for tier 2 interventions for oral language and letter naming.
      • December: Learn concept and procedures of phonological awareness and interventions for tier 1,2, instruction.
      • February: Learn concept and procedures for identifying children to receive tier 3 instruction and tier 3 interventions.
      • The Internal Coach should be someone who:
      • Has a background in early childhood education:
        • Leader in Early Childhood at the site
        • Minimum of 5 years early childhood experience
        • Ideal if also the SEEDS Trainer
      • Has time to fulfill the responsibilities of the role:
        • Time Commitment: 6-9 hours per classroom per month & additional training time, which includes:
          • Going on-site 2 times per month during child contact time to observe, discuss, and plan with the member (each visit = 1 - 1.5 hours)
          • Completing required documentation
          • Attending Summer Institute (August 9 – 11)
          • Attending on-going training (September, October, November, December, February)
      • Has an interest in this role!
        • The Internal Coach should be excited to expand on his/her current practice and learn new ways of supporting adult learners with the Response to Intervention process in Early Childhood.
      Literacy Coaching Criteria for Internal Coach role
      • MRC has rigorous expectations
      • Response to Intervention (RtI) is new in the field of early childhood and the ‘best practices’ are still evolving
      • MRC has clear procedures and our goal is to reach integrity on the full design
      • We recognize it takes time to integrate all procedures and expectations with integrity - we want you to know that even the most stellar site has liked to have someone on their “blind side”
      Literacy Coaching Why it is vital to your success.
      • Identify Trainer
      • Save the dates: 6/21 – 6/25
      • Trainer should register him/herself: http://fs16.formsite.com/soconnor/2010SEEDSregistration/index.html
      • Think about how to incorporate SEEDS Training for members and staff into your training calendar next fall
      SEEDS Training Next Steps
    • Internal Coaching Next Steps
      • Solidify who will fill this role
      • Each Internal Coach must review the expectations of the position:
        • http://www.minnesotareadingcorps.org/expectations-of-prek-internal-coach
      • Each Internal Coach must register for the Summer Institute:
        • http://www.minnesotareadingcorps.org/summer-institute-for-internal-coacches
    • Questions, concerns & next steps
      • What is something new you learned?
      • Is something that you learned different than you thought before our discussion?
      • Think about what you have learned - is there something that you still wonder about? Ask it!
      • What do you do if you have a question after this meeting?
        • Contact Kate Horst: Khorst10@msn.com or 651-270-7565
        • Contact your Regional Program Coordinator
        • Contact Sadie O’Connor: [email_address] or 651-251-9100