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March 2013 TK Monthly Webinar
Ernesto Saldaña, Early Edge California (formerly Preschool California)
March 2013
Powerpoint presentation for "Parent Outreach Toolkit" highlighting ways to provide local education agencies with tools and resources that communicate the benefits of transitional kindergarten (TK) and support parent outreach.
Topics: Communications, Family Engagement
Resource Type: Guides & Tools, Presentations, TK Monthly Calls & Webinars

Math Instruction Video 1
Long Beach Unified School District
September 2012
A small group of transitional kindergarten students are adding the number of letters in their names while practicing turn-taking, cooperative learning and problem solving. The teacher's objective is to observe the students and differentiate instruction based on students' needs as they apply skills learned in previous math lessons.
Topics: Classroom & Instructional Planning, Mathematics, Social Emotional Development
Resource Type: Guides & Tools, Teaching Strategies, Templates & Activities

Math Instruction Video 2
Long Beach Unified School District
September 2012
A math lesson in which a small group of transitional kindergarten students are learning to sort and categorize numbers while practicing turn-taking, cooperative learning and problem-solving. The teacher's objective is to assess and support when the group can move with confidence to the next skill level.
Topics: Classroom & Instructional Planning, Mathematics, Social Emotional Development
Resource Type: Guides & Tools, Teaching Strategies, Templates & Activities

Math Instruction Video 3
Long Beach Unified School District
September 2012
In the following math lesson, all children in the transitional kindergarten class are participating to provide information for one graphing chart. The lesson closes with a transition activity to recess, incorporating math into jumping rope.
Topics: Classroom & Instructional Planning, Mathematics
Resource Type: Guides & Tools, Teaching Strategies, Templates & Activities

Math Perspectives Teacher Development Center
Math Perspectives
July 2012
Teachers can use these links and downloadable files as resources in their classrooms. Several free activities and homework lessons.
Topics: Family Engagement, Mathematics
Resource Type: Guides & Tools, Research & Reports, Teaching Strategies, Templates & Activities

May 2011 TK Monthly Call
Elizabeth Magruder, Support Teacher, Los Angeles Unified School District; Rebecca Chamow, Local Communications Consultant; and Ernesto Saldaña, State Field Director, Early Edge California (formerly Preschool California)
May 2011
Audio recording outlining TK program planning and implementation as well as parent engagement strategies and communications.
Topics: Administration & Operations, Classroom & Instructional Planning, Communications, Family Engagement
Resource Type: Guides & Tools, TK Monthly Calls & Webinars

National Scientific Council on the Developing Child, Working Paper No.1
Center on the Developing Child at Harvard University
July 2004
This report from the National Scientific Council on the Developing Child summarizes the most current and reliable scientific research on the impact of relationships on all aspects of a child's development and identifies ways to strengthen policies that affect those relationships in the early childhood years.
Topics: Family Engagement, Social Emotional Development
Resource Type: Guides & Tools, Research & Reports

November 2011 TK Monthly Call
Joyce Wright, Assistant Superintendent, Sacramento County Office of Education; Vickie Ramos, Deputy Field Director, Early Edge California (formerly Preschool California); and Deborah Kong, Communications Director, Early Edge California (formerly Preschool California)
November 2011
Audio Recording presenting the Transitional Kindergarten Planning Guide: A Resource for Administrators of Public School Districts, preceded by an update on the Transitional Kindergarten Implementation Summit and a communications update.
Topics: Administration & Operations, Communications
Resource Type: Guides & Tools, TK Monthly Calls & Webinars

October 2012 TK Monthly Webinar
Whit Hayslip, Early Childhood Education Consultant and Kris Damon, TK Coach, Long Beach Unified School District
October 2012
Webinar (Powerpoint + Audio Recording) on differentiated instruction in the TK classroom, based on the two fundamental ideas that children are more alike than different and that all children have unique and individual needs.
Topics: Classroom & Instructional Planning
Resource Type: Guides & Tools, Presentations, Teaching Strategies, TK Monthly Calls & Webinars

October 2012 TK Monthly Webinar
Whit Hayslip, Early Childhood Education Consultant and Kris Damon, TK Coach, Long Beach Unified School District
October 2012
Powerpoint presentation on differentiated instruction in the TK classroom, based on the two fundamental ideas that children are more alike than different and that all children have unique and individual needs.
Topics: Classroom & Instructional Planning
Resource Type: Guides & Tools, Presentations, Teaching Strategies, TK Monthly Calls & Webinars

Off to School
Whitcomb Hayslip, Barbara Blakley, Elizabeth Magruder
March 2012
Classroom activities that incorporate drawings, cut outs, pictures and self portraits that connect to English language development, social-emotional, self-regulation, language and literacy and mathematics content areas, and DRDP-SR domains.
Topics: Classroom & Instructional Planning, English Language Arts, Family Engagement, Mathematics, Social Emotional Development
Resource Type: Guides & Tools, Templates & Activities

Oral Language Development for Beginners
Colorin Colorado
July 2012
This article reviews how teachers can use a strategy called "Total Physical Response" to help students in these early stages of language development.
Topics: English Language Development
Resource Type: Guides & Tools, Research & Reports, Teaching Strategies

Parent-Teacher Conferences - Parent Talking Points
Early Edge California (formerly Preschool California)
July 2012
Tips for having a successful parent-teacher conference with your child's teacher
Topics: Communications, Family Engagement
Resource Type: Guides & Tools, Templates & Activities

PD on Formative Assessment: Insights from Research and Practice
WestEd
April 2013
This paper examines the need for professional development on formative assessment, the literature on effective PD in general, and examples of PD related to formative assessment that are documented in the literature. It also discusses major issues in the design and implementation of PD on formative assessment and makes recommendations for future efforts.
Topics: Administration & Operations, Policy
Resource Type: Guides & Tools, Research & Reports

Preparing Our Children for Kindergarten - PIQE
Parent Institute for Quality Education
June 2010
Information and tips for parents on supporting their children in preparing for kindergarten developed by Parent Institute for Quality Education (PIQE).
Topics: Family Engagement
Resource Type: Guides & Tools

Preschool English Learner (PEL) Core Beliefs
California Department of Education
January 2009
The following list of core beliefs included in the Preschool English Learner resource guide developed by the California Department of Education, to support teachers in serving English language learners early learning classrooms.
Topics: Classroom & Instructional Planning, English Language Development
Resource Type: Guides & Tools

Preschool English Learners: Principles and Practices to Promote Language, Literacy, and Learning
California Department of Education
January 2009
The Preschool English Learner Guide from the California Department of Education offers early childhood care and education providers resources to assist in understanding and supporting preschool children who are learning English as a second language.
Topics: Classroom & Instructional Planning, English Language Arts, English Language Development
Resource Type: Guides & Tools, Research & Reports

Principles of Family Engagement
Santa Clara County Early Learning Master Plan Family Engagement and Leadership Working Committee
January 2012
Principles of family engagement developed by community organizations committed to reaching out to involve families in meaningful ways, and families are committed to actively supporting their children’s learning and development.
Topics: Family Engagement
Resource Type: Guides & Tools

Professional Development Modules for TK
CCSESA
November 2013
The TK modules, developed through a collaboration among county offices of education, provide an overview of The Alignment of the California Preschool Learning Foundations with Key Early Education Resources (CDE, 2012) and include strategies and resources to support the implementation of transitional kindergarten.
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

Questions to Guide Differentiated Instruction Planning or Reflection
Karen Hayashi
October 2013
Questions to help teachers plan and/or reflect on Differentiated Instruction
Topics: Classroom & Instructional Planning
Resource Type: Templates & Activities, Teaching Strategies, Guides & Tools

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