Elaine Eclavea, Guam CEDDERS Early Childhood Consultant facilitated the Parent Cafe Host training on May 3, 2018. Seventeen staff from Guam Early Intervention System (GEIS) and Head Start attended the training at the University of Guam.
Elaine Eclavea, Guam CEDDERS Early Childhood Consultant, and Vera Blaz, CEDDERS Training Associate (not pictured), facilitated the Help Me Grow Care Coordinators training on April 30, 2018 at the GSAT Conference Room. Twenty staff from Guam Early Intervention System (GEIS) and Department of Public Health and Social Services attended the training.
Jenika Ballesta and EDLynn Beyond were introduced to Guam Memorial Hospital Authority Hearing Screening Personnel on March 12, 2018.
Guam CEDDERS facilitated the second SY2017-2018 Guam Department of Education professional development (PD)session for the four State Systemic Improvement Plan (SSIP) schools on October 23, 2017 at the Westin Resort Guam.
As a continuation from the August PD, the full day training focused on navigating the aimsweb screening system to generate reports and using the reading screening data for improving reading instruction, refining their continuous improvement steps, including the Plan-Do-Study-Act (PDSA) cycle, for implementation; and reaching agreement on the activities and timelines for implementing the screening/assessment and progress monitoring procedures for school year 2017-2018.
The morning session of the training had each school’s grade level logged into the aimsweb program to practice inputting scores, generating reports, graphing and analyzing screening results, and determining the level of intervention needed.
The afternoon session was facilitated by the Instructional Coaches and Consulting Resource Teachers – Technical Assistance, who provided participants with a review of the eight continuous improvement steps as well as identifying what’s working, challenges, and questions participants had with completing each step. The grade level teams worked together to complete the activities, learning from each other on how PDSAs are implemented in the four SSIP schools. Photos and videos taken in the classrooms on “what’s working” were also shared with the participants as encouragement for the teachers to continue implementing PDSAs in their classrooms.