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Pre-K Assessments the Right Way
Wednesday August 28, 2019 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm EDT
Presented by Keith Kline, OTR/L; and Valerie Zaryczny, OTR/L
Sponsored by Learning Without Tears
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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 into 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.
This recorded edWebinar will help you:
- Understand the purpose of informal assessments in addition to maintaining student portfolios and information gathering
- Implement three informal assessments throughout the year on readiness, writing, 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
This recorded edWebinar will be of interest to pre-K teachers and school leaders.
About the Presenters
Keith R. Kline 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 and is a National Workshop Presenter for the Learning Without Tears company. He offers private tutoring sessions for those families that wish to help their students improve their handwriting and keyboarding skills.
Valerie Zaryczny received a Bachelor of Arts degree from Wake Forest University and a Master of Science degree in occupational therapy from Washington University in St. Louis. She has worked as a pediatric occupational therapist since 2004 with children of all ages in multiple settings including schools, daycares, clinics and homes. Valerie is passionate about helping young children of all abilities develop the skills necessary to be successful in the preschool and elementary school settings. She absolutely loves sharing her passion for enabling children to become successful with handwriting and keyboarding skills, which she has done as a National Workshop Presenter for Learning Without Tears since 2011. Valerie is also a lead occupational therapist for a regional therapy company in South Carolina. She lives in the Greenville, SC area with her husband and two children where they enjoy biking, hiking, camping, traveling, and church activities.
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