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Pre-K Assessments: A Systematic Approach
Thursday, October 4, 2018 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm EDT
Presented by Katrina Erickson, OTR, Learning Without Tears National Presenter; and Keith R. Kline, OTR/L, Learning Without Tears National Presenter
Sponsored by Learning Without Tears
Pre-K assessments, both formal and informal, are a powerful tool in identifying your students’ progress, discovering areas that need attention for remediation, and providing insight in to how you can adjust your curriculum to meet all of your students’ needs. Pre-K assessments enable you to assess your children holistically in the areas of writing, language, literacy, and math and offer a way to communicate your students’ progress.
In this edWebinar, Katrina Erickson, OTR, and Keith R. Kline, OTR/L, both Learning Without Tears National Presenters, help you:
- Understand the purpose of informal assessments in addition to maintaining student portfolios and information gathering
- Implement three informal assessments for readiness and writing and for literacy and math
- Learn observational skills needed to assess your students in the classroom
- Utilize three observation checklists that will help guide your assessments
- Use the collected information to focus on instruction and effectively communicate to the families and others involved in the child’s education
Pre-K teachers and school leaders will benefit from watching this recorded event.
About the Presenters
Katrina Erickson, OTR, Learning Without Tears National Presenter, received her Bachelor of Science degree in occupational therapy from The University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston, Texas. She has been providing OT services for over 26 years to children and adolescents in a variety of settings from hospitals, private practice, and public schools. She currently provides OT services in her local public school district and believes that collaboration with teachers and parents is essential to student success. Her experience in using the Handwriting Without Tears curriculum includes private tutoring services, summer camps, and as a therapeutic intervention in her OT practice. Katrina has been presenting for Handwriting Without Tears since 2000. As a National Presenter for Handwriting Without Tears, she provides training to teachers, specialists, and parents in the use of the Handwriting Without Tears and Get Set for School curriculums and in handwriting assessment.
Keith R. Kline, OTR/L, Learning Without Tears National Presenter, received his Bachelor of Science degree in occupational therapy from Quinnipiac College in Hamden, CT. He has been practicing pediatric OT in a school setting since September 1999. He currently works in the Coventry Public Schools in Coventry, RI where he works with all students, especially those with exceptionalities, from the Pre-K to middle school level. He has over 13 years of experience working with the Learning Without Tears family of products: Get Set for School, Handwriting Without Tears, and Keyboarding Without Tears. He has provided numerous presentations using these programs. He offers private tutoring sessions for those families that wish to help their students improve their handwriting and keyboarding skills.
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