Learn about the connection between assessment and our role as educators. We must ensure that we observe and document what we learn about the children in our care. There are creative and effective ways to integrate assessment into our teaching practice. In addition to helping us provide individualized care for children, assessment also plays a role in the quality of our programs. Explore the relationship between program quality and assessment in this online class.

Course Curriculum

  • 1


    • Welcome to the Course

    • Meet the Trainers

    • Certificate & Develop ID Number

    • Setting the Stage for Learning

  • 2

    Observing, Recording and Assessing Development: What are the expectations?

    • Learning Objectives for the Course

    • What is Expected of Educators?

    • In Practice

    • Knowledge and Competency Framework Exploration

    • Knowledge and Competency Navigation Check

  • 3

    The Methods and Checking Our Bias

    • Section Overview

    • The Methods

    • Checking Our Bias

    • Read this PDF on Implicit Bias in Early Education

    • Screen at 3

    • Screen at 3 Video & Help Me Grow

    • Applying this information to your practice

    • Quiz 1

  • 4

    Assessing and Using Information to Plan

    • Assessing and Using Information to Plan

    • Using Assessment in Planning

    • Using Assessment Information in Our Teaching

  • 5

    Assessing and Using Information to Enhance and Maintain Program Quality

    • Assessing and Using Information to Enhance and Maintain Program Quality

    • The Educator's Role in Supporting Program Quality

    • Reflection Activity

  • 6


    • Final thoughts

    • Final Reflection

    • Next steps

About the instructor

Bilingual Educator

Hannah Riddle

Hi there! My name's Hannah. I've been working in early childhood education for a number of years now. I primarily work in Spanish immersion settings, it's incredibly fulfilling. Working with small humans is wonderful. I started Semillitas Training because I see a need in our communities for professional development opportunities in Spanish. I have a B.S. in Child Psychology, B.A. in Spanish Studies and I'm finishing my Masters degree in Adult English as a Second Language Education.

Jamie Bonczyk

Jamie Bonczyk is the Principal of J.Bonzcyk Collaborations and the former Executive Director of Hopkins Early Learning Center in Hopkins, MN. She has 20 years in the Early Childhood Profession. Jamie started her journey as a Pre-k teacher, where she discovered the wonders that intentional anti-bias experiences can bring to children. In 2015, her efforts were recognized when she was named an Emerging Leader in the field of Early Childhood by Exchange Magazine. For self-care, Jamie is a student and performer of improvised theater and storytelling. She can be found nightly telling stories to her 7 year-old daughter, Sylvie.

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