April 15, 2021
2:00 PM Eastern Time
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Associate Professor and Director of the Center on the Ecology of Early Development (CEED)
Sponsored by COR Advantage.
Evidence exists about the importance and impact of early care and education for children’s school readiness and academic and school success. Child assessment plays a critical role in supporting children’s school readiness by providing early childhood educators with important information about children’s assets, growth, and potential, as well as areas needing strengthening. For assessment to meet the standards of developmentally appropriate practice, it must be authentic and strengths-based. That is, children should be assessed in the context of their daily routines and activities as they engage with familiar materials through an asset frame. Unfortunately, there is evidence that children of color, especially Black children, are often assessed as less cognitively, linguistically, and socially astute than their peers. There is a need to transform child assessments as an equity tool to support children in a racially-affirming and holistic way. This means interrogating the content, purpose, and goals of the assessments, and the role of adults’ biases, behaviors, and the learning environment.
- Understand the purposes and goals of child assessments
- Examine how adult behaviors and environment may influence child assessments
- Explore how child assessments can better capture the assets and competencies of Black children and other child of color
All sessions are 1.5 hours long, and include a brief announcement from our sponsor.
2:oo PM – 3:30 PM Eastern Time.
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You can earn .2 CEUs for each webinar. The cost is $15 paid to University of Oklahoma online when you apply. Learn more here: Continuing Education Units (CEUs) from University of Oklahoma