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Culturally Relevant and Responsive Family Conversation Guidelines
Cheri Reaves
April 2013
Culturally Responsive and Relevant Teaching and Learning (CRRTL) questions and activities that teachers can use in conversations with families.
Topics: Classroom & Instructional Planning, Communications, Family Engagement
Resource Type: Templates & Activities, Guides & Tools

Culturally Responsive Mathematics Teaching and English Language Learners
Diane Torres-Velasquez with Gilberto Lobo
January 2005
This article discusses and illustrates some strategies for teaching culturally responsive mathematics to ELLs. These strategies help students perceive and describe their world, their community, and themselves using mathematics and language.
Topics: Classroom & Instructional Planning, English Language Development, Mathematics
Resource Type: Guides & Tools, Research & Reports, Teaching Strategies

December 2012 TK Monthly Webinar
Elizabeth Magruder and Barbara Blakley
December 2012
Powerpoint presentation on "Developing Young Authors in TK: Nurturing the Whole Child Through Integrated Approaches to Writing", outlining how writing can develop social-emotional, cognitive, and physical skills.
Topics: Classroom & Instructional Planning, English Language Arts, English Language Development, Social Emotional Development
Resource Type: Presentations, Teaching Strategies, TK Monthly Calls & Webinars

December 2012 TK Monthly Webinar
Elizabeth Magruder and Barbara Blakley
December 2012
Webinar (Powerpoint + audio recording) on "Developing Young Authors in TK: Nurturing the Whole Child Through Integrated Approaches to Writing", outlining how writing can develop social-emotional, cognitive, and physical skills.
Topics: Classroom & Instructional Planning, English Language Arts, English Language Development, Social Emotional Development
Resource Type: Presentations, Teaching Strategies, TK Monthly Calls & Webinars

Desired Results Developmental Profile – School Readiness© (DRDP-SR © ) - Assessment instrument & guide
California Department of Education Child Development Division
July 2012
The Desired Results Developmental Profile – School Readiness © (DRDP-SR ©) is an assessment instrument that is designed for teachers to use to observe, document, and reflect on the learning, development, and progress of all children during the kindergarten/transitional kindergarten year. The primary purpose of this User’s Guide (Guide) is to assist kindergarten/transitional kindergarten teachers in completing the DRDP-SR © assessment instrument. The Guide provides information about how to observe, assess, document, and report on children’s development using the DRDP-SR © assessment instrument.
Topics: Classroom & Instructional Planning, English Language Arts, English Language Development, Mathematics, Social Emotional Development
Resource Type: Guides & Tools

Dialogic Reading Modules for Teachers of DLLs
Loyola Marymount University
January 2014
Online professional development modules that focus on the Doing What Works Dialogic Reading framework with an emphasis on effective practices for Dual Language Learners/English Learners (DLL/ELs). Modules are self-paced and are intended to increase teachers' knowledge and use of Dialogic Reading practices in culturally and linguistically diverse early learning and transitional kindergarten classrooms. (NOTE: If you have difficulty seeing the videos, check whether your browser is blocking the content by clicking on the shield in the address bar.)
Topics: English Language Arts, English Language Development, Classroom & Instructional Planning
Resource Type: Templates & Activities, Teaching Strategies, Guides & Tools, Presentations

District Progress Guide for TK Planning and Implementation: What Have We Done? What Do We Do Next?
Santa Clara County Office of Education
October 2011
Template for school and district administrators to use for planning in areas of communications, central office operations, school site operations, classroom program and professional development
Topics: Administration & Operations, Classroom & Instructional Planning, Communications
Resource Type: Templates & Activities

DonorsChoose.org Tutorial on Submitting Projects
DonorsChoose.org
August 2011
A step-by-step tutorial on submitting projects, choosing supplies and more with DonorsChoose.org, a nonprofit that makes it easy for anyone to help public school teachers and classrooms in need.
Topics: Administration & Operations, Classroom & Instructional Planning
Resource Type: Presentations

DRDP-SR Field Study Overview
WestEd, Center for Child and Family Studies
August 2011
The Desired Results Developmental Profile - School Readiness (DRDP-SR) field study overview, which includes DRDP-SR purposes, information on DRDPtech-SR data entry system, feedback from pilot teachers and a status update as of Fall 2011.
Topics: Administration & Operations, Classroom & Instructional Planning
Resource Type: Research & Reports

DRDP-SR Project Summary & District Report Template
California Department of Education
August 2011
A Desired Results Developmental Profile - School Readiness (DRDP-SR) Instrument project summary details how the DRDP-SR project was developed to test a child assessment for teachers to observe, document, and reflect on the learning, development and progress of children's kindergarten readiness. Also included is a template for district reports.
Topics: Administration & Operations, Classroom & Instructional Planning
Resource Type: Research & Reports, Templates & Activities

DRDP-SR Sample Aggregate Summary Data Report
California Department of Education
August 2011
A Desired Results Developmental Profile - School Readiness (DRDP-SR) Instrument sample Fall and Spring aggregate summary data report that includes how to read the report and how to use the report information.
Topics: Administration & Operations, Classroom & Instructional Planning
Resource Type: Research & Reports, Templates & Activities

E-Examples from Principles and Standards for School Mathematics
National Council of Teachers of Mathematics
July 2012
Teachers can find various activity samples designated for students in K-2.
Topics: Classroom & Instructional Planning, Mathematics
Resource Type: Guides & Tools, Teaching Strategies, Templates & Activities

Early Education for Dual Language Learners: Promoting School Readiness and Early School Success
Linda Espinosa
November 2013
This report contributes to the effort to identify the specific features of early childhood education programs that most effectively support dual language learners.
Topics: English Language Development, Social Emotional Development, Policy, Classroom & Instructional Planning, Family Engagement
Resource Type: Research & Reports

Educational Preschool and Kindergarten Teaching Activities
www.kidschalkboard.com/
July 2012
A website that offers various activities to use for teaching the alphabet and numbers, including songs, games, and poems.
Topics: Classroom & Instructional Planning, English Language Arts, English Language Development, Social Emotional Development
Resource Type: Teaching Strategies, Templates & Activities

Educational Resources - Teaching Tools
Saint Paul Public Schools
July 2012
A collection of resources and activities. Provides examples of teaching tools, articles and early literacy organizations.
Topics: Classroom & Instructional Planning, English Language Arts, English Language Development, Mathematics, Social Emotional Development
Resource Type: Teaching Strategies

Experience Builds Brain Architecture
Center on the Developing Child - Harvard University
September 2011
This video clip shows how the basic architecture of the brain is constructed through a process that begins early in life and continues into adulthood - demonstrating the importance of early learning.
Topics: Classroom & Instructional Planning
Resource Type: Research & Reports

Family Engagement Activities : Home - Site Connections
Santa Clara County Office of Education
April 2013
Family engagement activities to support family-school partnerships and school- and home-based academic enrichment activities
Topics: Administration & Operations, Classroom & Instructional Planning, Communications, Family Engagement
Resource Type: Guides & Tools, Teaching Strategies, Templates & Activities

February 2012 TK Monthly Call
Cecelia Fisher - Dahms, Administrator, Child Development Division, California Department of Education, and Osnat Zur, Senior Program Associate, WestEd
February 2012
Audio recording of presentation on TK alignment, reviewing Preschool Learning Foundations and Kindergarten Standards and how TK can serve as a bridge between the two.
Topics: Administration & Operations, Classroom & Instructional Planning
Resource Type: TK Monthly Calls & Webinars

February 2013 TK Monthly Webinar
Linda Platas, Heising Simons Foundation and Kim Bambao, San Mateo County Office of Education
February 2013
Powerpoint presentation reviewing the importance of mathematics in the TK classroom, including how math informs literacy and social-emotional development.
Topics: Classroom & Instructional Planning, Mathematics, Social Emotional Development
Resource Type: Presentations, Teaching Strategies, Templates & Activities, TK Monthly Calls & Webinars

February 2013 TK Monthly Webinar
Linda Platas, Heising Simons Foundation and Kim Bambao, San Mateo County Office of Education
February 2013
Webinar (Powerpoint and audio recording) reviewing the importance of mathematics in the TK classroom, including how math informs literacy and social-emotional development.
Topics: Classroom & Instructional Planning, Mathematics, Social Emotional Development
Resource Type: Presentations, Teaching Strategies, Templates & Activities, TK Monthly Calls & Webinars

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