2016 Spring: Assessment & Observation

Assessment & Observation: Pathways to Supporting Young Learners
Saturday, April 30th
9:00AM-3:00PM at Thomas College, Waterville
Join Sue Reed, Maine DOE Early Childhood Specialist, and panelists, Deb Hensley (Child Observation Record),Nicole Lesperance (e-Portfolio), Sean Moore (Kindergarten Entry Assessment), Erika Neal (Learning Journeys),and Penny Poolman (Teaching Strategies Gold), to learn more about:
  • Defining authentic assessment,
  • Using authentic assessment and observation,
  • What is happening on the national level,
  • Choosing an approach that works for you,
  • Identifying the value of observation and authentic assessment for young children,
  • Informing our practice through authentic assessment and observation,
  • Collecting, analyzing and using data for planning, reflection and review,
  • Communicating with parents and other providers,
  • And finally, getting it all done – time management!
2 Afternoon break-out sessions on:
Spaces for Young Children: Assessing your Early Childhood Environment, Bonnie Brown
Infant & Toddler Observation & Assessment, Jessica McCurdy
Reflective Supervision and its Important Role in the Teacher Evaluation Process, Jesseca Steele
Sharing Results with Parents & Other Stakeholders, Heather Marden
e-Portfolios, Debbie Arcaro & Nicole Lesperance 
This year’s spring conference is sponsored through a collaboration between Maine Roads to Quality at the University of Southern Maine, the Maine DHHS Office of Child and Family Services, and the Maine Association for the Education of Young Children.
Hope to see you there!