HIGHLIGHTS OF ABILITIES, RELEVANT SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE
· Long-term successful teaching and early childhood program administration experience
· Written and oral communication skills; award-wining speaker
· Leadership positions and peer relations
· Conscientious worker with experience meeting deadlines
· Wrote, organized and implemented programs for early childhood classes
· Developed, coordinated and facilitated training workshops/seminars
· Provided administrative leadership in collaboration of program development, evaluation and implementation
· Developed program newsletters, brochures and informational materials
· Wrote and received grant funding
· Supervised student interns enrolled in early childhood programs
· Worked with teams to develop policies for implementation of developmentally appropriate early childhood programs
· Provided technological support to implement standards-based teaching strategies
· Designed and facilitated workshops to promote parental involvement
· Provided technical assistance in implementing high-quality early childhood programs
· Established and coordinated operations for child care
· Developed and implemented developmentally appropriate curriculum for child care
· Maintained and processed records in accordance with state and local child care policies
· Organized and implemented office operations and procedures
· Supervised and coordinated employee activities and classroom environment
· Wrote, edited and produced brochures and pamphlets
Louisiana State University – B.S. in Speech Pathology/Audiology, English; M.A. in Curriculum and Instruction/Early Childhood; National Writing Project
Program Consultant Louisiana Department of Education
Teacher East Baton Rouge Parish Schools
Owner/Administrator Discovery Learning Centers
Director/Administrator Goodwood Academy
Speech Pathologist Cameron Parish Schools
· Louisiana Early Childhood Association, Board Member
· Southern Early Childhood Association
· National Association for the Education of Young Children
· National Association of Early Childhood Specialists in State Departments of Education
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This course is designed for early childhood teachers and administrators who serve children aged birth to five in a variety of settings. The focus of the course is to have these professionals learn about: (a) setting goals based on the Louisiana Birth to Five Early Learning and Development Standards (b) how to effectively plan and teach lessons based on the Standards (c) how to appropriately assess their children and use assessment data to guide their work, and (d) how to improve the quality of the interactions within their classrooms as measured by the Classroom Assessment Scoring System (CLASS). It is designed to improve the practice of childhood professionals participating in the State’s new Early Care and Education Network and a lever to ensure that the children in their care enter Kindergarten ready for academic success.The course includes: lecture, activity sections, and resource documents and may be conducted through individual self-paced study or in a group setting. It will take approximately 4 hours to complete. Participants in this course will be guided to participate in the series of lectures, take pre/post test measures of their understanding of the materials, view and respond to video clips and access the various resources that will allow them to continue their learning after the course is complete. Upon completion of the course, teachers are encouraged to use reflection and decision-making processes which will result in improving the quality of their instruction and their programs. The course was developed and conducted by one of the Early Childhood Program Consultants with the Louisiana Department of Education, the lead agency in the Early Care and Education Network.
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GOLD Professional Development Plan for Year 1
GOLD Training Description
GOLD Touring Guide
GOLD Reports Brochure
GOLD Objectives for Development and Learning
GOLD Basic Online Course
The attachments for this lecture provide answers to questions you may have. Please review these documents by downloading them through the icon located at the right of the screen. After you review the documents, proceed to the next lecture.
In this lecture, you will understand how the standards can be used to plan lessons and activities.
After viewing the last slide, take a few minutes to think about what you know about the child's gross motor development based on the picture. Consider the following:
Practice your observation skills and write your own anecdotal notes from the video below. Keep in mind the standards you recognized previously.
Focus on the little girl in the middle of the screen dressed in yellow who shows her hands to the teacher when they get covered in dirt.
When you are finished watching the video and writing down some anecdotal notes, go the next lecture.
Below is the certificate of completion. Please print and complete appropriately.
Print was too small to read. Should have been instructed to download standards before taking course. You tube videos should have already been incorporated in the course before going on line to view the video.
I appreciate the work that it took to compile this presentation. It was well organized and easy listening. It used excellent strategies to keep the adult learner interested and provided very useful information that will definitely improve the learning experience of birth to 5 year old children. Question 5's answer was incorrectly graded using the word community instead of family. Please give everyone credit for their correct answer.
This course gives a better view of how teachers can use this assessment tool to assess their students.
I really enjoyed listening to the lectures. They were very helpful to me in the beginning; especially when the ELDS was being explained in detail. I only wish we could actually see the speaker. Also, seeing the teacher interact with her students, made me feel good that we are doing similar activities.