Starting the School Year on the "Write" Foot!: A Beginner’s Workshop on Making Observations and Writing Anecdotal Records

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Online - at your computer

Your home or school
Any, IL 00000
United States

4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
3:45 PM - 4:00 PM

For this 2 hour webinar we will look to explore observation and documentation at an entry level. This webinar will support staff serving preschool students who have IEPs as well as general education students in preschool classrooms in writing anecdotal notes to support instruction and assessment goals. We’ll look at the purpose and methods of observation, making schedules and routines for observation, strategies to consider, and use videos for practice. Additionally, examples of anecdotal records and record systems will be shared.

Learner objectives

1: Participants will practice observation and writing documentation from watching videos of children in action.

2: Participants will observe different methods of taking documentation through a variety of anecdotal records and record systems.

3: Participants will explore how IEP benchmarks can be used to plan for observation and documentation, and practice these concepts through watching videos of children in action.

Intended audience
Early Childhood Special and General Educator, Teacher Assistant
Contact hours
State Performance Plan Indicator Alignment
SPPI 7 - Early Childhood Outcomes
Gateways training stage
Training topic area
Observation, Evaluation & Documentation
Gateways to Opportunity content area
Observation and Assessment