The preschool teacher's step by step guide to assessment and portfolio creation.
YOU WANT TO MAKE ASSESSING YOUR PRESCHOOLERS EASIER
You are an awesome teacher and you know the important role assessment plays in a classroom. Accurate assessment guides purposeful instruction!
But, you have to go through a lot in order to find an assessment that works. You try searching high and low to find a complete assessment package, once you find it (if you find it) you must figure out how to organize it. You wrestle with getting students to cooperate. Then you have to figure out the best way to use the data collected and share it with parents.
It all ends up being a lot of brain-sucking, time-sucking, 'I wish I just had a manual' experience.
Want to know how I know? Enter... my first year teaching pre-k, I had nothing, found nothing helpful online and decided to take the plunge and create it myself. Dude, it totally wasn't easy...
-FEEL LESS STRESSED (as you should- you just took a big piece of work off of your plate!)
-SAVE TIME (and spend that time where you REALLY want to spend it)
-CREATE SOMETHING MEANINGFUL (a portfolio isn't a report card...a portfolio shows how a child's learning is growing - and that right there is a b.i.g deal)
"I worked hard to create a system that works for me, but now that I have it, I can just follow the plan and make the most of it!"
-Ashley of Lovely Commotion
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I can help you LEARN the ins and outs of assessment, ORGANIZE data, CREATE portfolios for each student and IMPLEMENT the info gained.
WHO IS THIS BOOTCAMP FOR?
If you are a Pre-K educator, care provider or parent who works with children ages 4 & 5 and are looking for an assessment guide-book... THIS IS FOR YOU.
If you want to create meaningful 'whole child' portfolios vs. 'academic' report cards...THIS IS FOR YOU
If you are in a setting that does not provide assessment/standard guidelines... THIS IS FOR YOU
If you want to step-up your assessments and be intentional about how you guide learning...THIS IS FOR YOU
If you don't have the time & energy to create an assessment & portfolio system...THIS IS FOR YOU
Hey there! I'm Ashley, early childhood educator and curriculum creator. I am passionate about early learning in a play-based setting. I believe children should be assessed from the 'whole child' perspective. I'm going to help you get your assessments in order, all while making it the best experience possible for you students. If you are ready to re-vamp your 'report card' based assessment strategies, please come join me!