Thomas Elementary Pilots Literacy Center Program
From Arizona Daily Sun, November 23, 2019. Kaitlin Olson. Read more “Thomas Elementary Pilots Literacy Center Program”
- Kate Haynes, a preschool teacher at Knoles Elementary School will present shortcuts and suggestions for entering documentation into the KDI tool.
- Group discussion about discoveries made to make the documentation process manageable.
Contact Linda Harbottle for more details
KDI Team Making Progress
FLAGSTAFF (August 8, 2018)
The multi-LEA (local education agency) that formed to pilot implementation of the Kindergarten Developmental Inventory (KDI) has made steady progress since being granted approval from the Arizona Department of Education (ADE) to begin their work.
The team of local early childhood educators and administrators received training through out the spring of 2018 in use of the KDI from Teaching Strategies, the company contracted by the ADE for implementing the KDI. Read more “KDI Implementation Update”
Multi-LEA Collaboration on Kindergarten Readiness
FLAGSTAFF (November 17, 2017)
Mountain School, PEAK School and the Flagstaff Unified School District (FUSD) collaborated on a multi-LEA (Local Education Agency) application for partnership with the Arizona Department of Education (ADE) to receive support for implementation support the Kindergarten Developmental Inventory (KDI) / K-3 Formative Assessment. The application was filed with the ADE on November 14, 2017, two days ahead of the application deadline.
The goal of this collaboration is to establish a consistent and reliable method for assessing community-wide student readiness for school and to better address individual student needs. Through this collaboration, over 185 students will be served across five elementary schools: Mountain, PEAK, Sechrist, Marshall, and Killip. Read more “Multi-LEA Collaboration on Kindergarten Readiness”
Location: Family Resource Center
- Flagstaff Unified School District (FUSD) – Kindergarten Development Assessment (KDA) and Data Evaluation Process
- Head Start – Teaching Strategies GOLD (TSG) tool
- Discussion: Kindergarten Developmental Inventory (KDI) and AZ Dept of Ed (ADE) Partnership Agreement Collaboration
- Next Steps
- Next Meeting: December 5 – Celebrate our progress and bring a new community partner; parent; teacher
PLEASE NOTE: Date change from normal day of the month.
Presentation by Arizona Department of Education on the Kindergarten Development Inventory.
Location: Ponderosa Room
Coconino County Health Services Building
2625 N. King St
Flagstaff, AZ 86004
- Paul Intro- Summarize LAUNCH collective impact (5m)
- Rene Intro- Intro school readiness CAN (5m)
- Kindergarten Readiness CAN:
Action group supporting world class education by aligning systems and resources to ensure every child in Flagstaff arrives to kindergarten ready.
- Kindergarten Readiness definition:
Kindergarten readiness encompasses holistic and developmentally appropriate skill sets, knowledge, mindset and supports necessary for optimal educational success.
- Currently 47% of Flagstaff kindergarteners arrive ready to lean
- LAUNCH Kindergarten Readiness CAN aims to increase that number incrementally annually
- Welcome/Introductions (5m)
- LAUNCH Kindergarten Readiness- Immediate task (5m)
- Ensuring all Flagstaff kindergarten programs
- Have common measures of kindergarten readiness
- Use a common tool to measure kindergarten readiness
- Share kindergarten readiness data
- Lauren Zbyszinski,Ph.D, Director of Professional Learning and Sustainability (45m)
Arizona Department of Education
- How KDI can be used as a tool to measure K readiness as children enter kindergarten? (Share the condensed “checklist” of skills)
- KDI in practice
- Learning environment
- Teacher-child interactions
- Intentional activities
- How teachers use data
- How data can inform parents
- Sites piloting KDI
- Teacher feedback on implementation
- Teaching Strategies- KDI (10m)
- Training process
- Training fee
- Question and Answer (15m)
Post-Secondary Training Collaboration
FLAGSTAFF (June 28, 2017)
A perfect example of the power of collective impact is the recent conversation between two LAUNCH partners, Coconino Community College and Flagstaff Unified School District, to explore creating a regional career training center for adults seeking post-secondary technical job training.
Momentum was boosted this month as the Economic Collaborative of Northern Arizona (ECoNA) joined the conversation to help tap the voices of the business community, which will ultimately drive the scope and scale of the training programs that a center like this would provide. Read more “Post-Secondary Training Collaboration”