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2013 Conference - Using Formative Assessment to Differentiate Instruction Powerpoint
Karen Hayashi and Lisa Kaufman
February 2013
This presentation explores strategies for linking classroom assessment and differentiated instruction by aligning teaching with student response.
Topics: Classroom & Instructional Planning
Resource Type: Presentations

2013 Transitional Kindergarten Implementation Conference
Early Edge California
February 2013
Here you have access to all of the video, presentations and materials from the 2013 Transitional Kindergarten Implementation Conference. Learn promising TK practices, practical TK tips and strategies from education leaders across the state.
Topics: English Language Arts, Mathematics, English Language Development, Social Emotional Development, Administration & Operations, Classroom & Instructional Planning, Communications
Resource Type: Templates & Activities, Teaching Strategies, Guides & Tools, Presentations

5 Day Read Aloud Videos and Lesson Plans
First Five Santa Cruz County
July 2012
These videos demonstrate the specific strategies of the "Repeated Read Aloud" lesson plan.
Topics: Classroom & Instructional Planning, English Language Arts, English Language Development
Resource Type: Teaching Strategies

A Day in Transitional Kindergarten at Nesbit Elementary
Diane Sexton
December 2012
The transitional kindergarten teacher at Nesbit School in Belmont-Redwood Shores Elementary School District (San Mateo County) Diane Sexton, and her transitional kindergarten students show you what a day in TK is like. Watch as they learn through hands-on activities involving science, reading, communication, music, arts, drama, sharing and making friends. This video was made thanks to the wonderful parents of the transitional kindergarten students at Nesbit Elementary.
Topics: Classroom & Instructional Planning, Communications
Resource Type: Presentations

A Rhyme a Week: Nursery Rhymes for Early Literacy
curry.edschool.virginia.edu
July 2012
Teachers can use this site to find and download nursery rhymes, picture cards, riddles, and other activities to use in their classrooms.
Topics: Classroom & Instructional Planning, English Language Arts, English Language Development, Mathematics, Social Emotional Development
Resource Type: Teaching Strategies, Templates & Activities

AIR Transitional Kindergarten Research Brief
American Institutes of Research
October 2014
This research brief highlights characteristics of TK classrooms across California compared with those of kindergarten classrooms, specifically around developmentally-appropriate practices.
Topics: Policy, Administration & Operations, Classroom & Instructional Planning
Resource Type: Research & Reports

Alignment of Foundations and Common Core Presentation
WestEd
November 2011
A Power Point presentation that delineates the alignment of the California Preschool Learning Foundations with the California Common Core State Standards for kindergarten.
Topics: Administration & Operations, Classroom & Instructional Planning, English Language Arts, English Language Development, Mathematics, Social Emotional Development
Resource Type: Presentations, Research & Reports

April 2011 TK Monthly Call
Sarah Neville-Morgan, Deputy Executive Director, California Early Learning Advisory Council; Shirley Esau, Principal, Washington School; Direct or of Special Projects, Kingsburg Elementary Charter School District
April 2011
Audio recording of a presentation on Transitional Kindergarten Standards and developmental practices. Includes a brief communications update.
Topics: Classroom & Instructional Planning, Communications
Resource Type: Teaching Strategies, TK Monthly Calls & Webinars

Assessing Social-Emotional Competence
Center on the Social Emotional Foundations for Early Learning (CSEFEL)
January 2008
This synthesis provides information for early care and education providers on using evidence-based practices in screening and assessing the social-emotional competence of young children.
Topics: Administration & Operations, Classroom & Instructional Planning, Policy, Social Emotional Development
Resource Type: Research & Reports

Assessment for Learning: What Policymakers Should Know About Formative Assessment
WestEd
April 2013
A policy brief discussing the need for assessment systems in which assessments are used not just to measure student learning and inform accountability decisions but also to advance learning by guiding classroom instruction, and suggesting possible next steps for state and federal policymakers.
Topics: Administration & Operations, Classroom & Instructional Planning, Policy
Resource Type: Research & Reports

August 2011 TK Monthly Call
Melanie Duppins, Director of Program Expansion Partnerships, DonorsChoose.org; Camille Maben, Director, Child Development Division, California Department of Education; Wilma Hashi moto, Associate Director, Early Care and Education, Fresno County Office of Education; and Jeannie Liao - Gleason, Coordinator, Beginning Teacher Support and Assessment (BTSA) Induction Program, Fresno County Office of Education
August 2011
Audio recording reviewing how to use donorschoose.org to raise funds for the TK classroom; how to use the DRDP-SR assessment tool; and how to plan for the first week of school in the TK classroom. Includes a brief policy and communications update.
Topics: Administration & Operations, Classroom & Instructional Planning, Communications, Policy
Resource Type: Guides & Tools, TK Monthly Calls & Webinars

Beginner’s Dictionary
www.wordsmyth.net/
July 2012
Free online English dictionary and thesaurus. Includes a "Beginner's Dictionary" with easy to ready entries and vocabulary words. Activities and quizzes are available online.
Topics: Classroom & Instructional Planning, English Language Arts, English Language Development
Resource Type: Guides & Tools, Templates & Activities

Building Blocks of Readiness
Palo Alto Unified School District
May 2011
Description of the basic building blocks of school readiness, including academics in kindergarten, self-regulation, social expression, self-care and motor skills.
Topics: Classroom & Instructional Planning, English Language Arts, Social Emotional Development
Resource Type: Teaching Strategies, Templates & Activities

Building Literacy
July 2012
Activities for parents to work with their children on how to build a strong literacy foundation at home.
Topics: Classroom & Instructional Planning, English Language Arts, Family Engagement, Social Emotional Development
Resource Type: Teaching Strategies, Templates & Activities

California CSEFEL
California Collaborative on the Social & Emotional Foundations for Early Learning
July 2012
A website that offers resources and material to support the social emotional development and school readiness of young children. Several activities and PDFs available for download.
Topics: Classroom & Instructional Planning, Social Emotional Development
Resource Type: Guides & Tools, Research & Reports, Templates & Activities

California State University TK Modules
California State University
January 2014
The eight CSU Transitional Kindergarten Modules address the range of content areas and are designed to prepare preservice teachers for TK classrooms, including activities that deepen understanding of developmentally appropriate practice, the role of environment, curriculum integration and assessment.
Topics: Mathematics, English Language Development, Social Emotional Development, Administration & Operations, Classroom & Instructional Planning, Family Engagement
Resource Type: Templates & Activities, Teaching Strategies, Guides & Tools, Presentations

CCSESA TK Planning Guide
California County Superintendents Educational Services Association
November 2011
This guide for transitional kindergarten is a resource to assist California school districts in the development of the first year of their two-year kindergarten programs.
Topics: Administration & Operations, Classroom & Instructional Planning, Communications
Resource Type: Templates & Activities, Presentations, Research & Reports

Children's Books List for Family Literacy Night
Los Angeles Unified School District
July 2012
A list of suggested reading books for transitional kindergarten children. This list was used when developing a district Family Literacy Night.
Topics: Classroom & Instructional Planning, English Language Arts, English Language Development, Family Engagement
Resource Type: Teaching Strategies

Colorin Colorado
Colorin Colorado
July 2012
This website shares resources for ELL teachers, including tips for new teachers, preparing the classroom, parent outreach and resources, children's and professional books, guides and toolkits.
Topics: Classroom & Instructional Planning, English Language Development
Resource Type: Guides & Tools, Teaching Strategies, Templates & Activities

Core Beliefs - Preschool English Learner Guide
January 2009
These beliefs stem from research and will help teachers focus on each child’s experiences and circumstances as that child begins the journey toward the acquisition of academic English.
Topics: Classroom & Instructional Planning, English Language Development
Resource Type: Guides & Tools, Teaching Strategies

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