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Training and Coaching Resources – Early Childhood

Demystifying the Kindergarten Individual Development Survey for Prekindergarten Teachers and Providers

March 2020

Designed for prekindergarten teachers and providers in Illinois, this REL Midwest workshop introduced the Kindergarten Individual Development Survey (KIDS) instrument and how it relates to other common early childhood assessments. Workshop participants reviewed KIDS readiness indicators and learned how to use KIDS data to drive their instructional planning. A handout summarizing the ideas for KIDS data use generated during the training is available online.

Kindergarten Individual Development Survey: Ins and Outs of Observation Training

October 2019

This virtual workshop shared research-driven best practices for conducting Kindergarten Individual Development Survey (KIDS) observations. Designed for kindergarten teachers and administrators, it focused on practical strategies to incorporate KIDS observations into daily instruction. The recording, slide deck, and handouts are available online.

Kindergarten Individual Development Survey Data Use Train-the-Trainer Workshop

October 2018

This train-the-trainer workshop built the content knowledge, facilitation skills, and confidence of a cadre of trainers who present Kindergarten Individual Development Survey data use trainings to kindergarten teachers in Illinois. The facilitation guide and all materials needed to lead the data use training are available online.

Kindergarten Individual Development Survey Data Use Webinar

November 2017

This virtual training helped Illinois teachers use Kindergarten Individual Development Survey results from their own classrooms to set education goals and action steps. The recording, slide deck, and handouts are available online.