PreK-3rd Grade Systems Supports
The Washington Kindergarten Inventory of Developing Skills (WaKIDS) is a transition process that helps to ensure a successful start to the K-12 experience and connect the key adults in a child’s life. WaKIDS 101 is the one-time training required for all kindergarten teachers new to WaKIDS. This includes Transitional Kindergarten and certificated special education teachers who provide instruction to kindergarten students with disabilities. The training introduces all three components of WaKIDS, including its purpose, structure, and possibility. Participants will gain a better understanding of how observation is foundational to effective instruction and learn practical strategies for collecting, using, and sharing evidence. Teachers must successfully complete WaKIDS 101 in order to administer WaKIDS.
WaKIDS 101 Teacher Training
Beginning July of 2020, the teacher training for WaKIDS 101 will be moved from a hybrid in-person and online course to a comprehensive online-only training course. Teachers will have two weeks from the start date of the online session they choose to complete the course and interrater reliability. There will be a separate online training course specifically designed for administrators. Look for that information here soon!
pdEnroller registration for the online WaKIDS 101 training will be available on May 26, 2020.
If you have questions regarding registration, please contact: WaKIDS@K12.wa.us. Please note that PSESD no longer handles the registration process.
If you have WaKIDS Moodle or technical question, please contact:
P-3 Professional Learning Consultant and PSESD WaKIDS Trainer, LTFS
If you have WaKIDS district-wide implementation questions, please contact:
Manage P-3 Services and WaKIDS Coodinator, LTFS
Registration for the Second Annual Virtual Kindergarten Institute is Open
The Kindergarten institutes is intended for kindergarten teachers, coaches, paraprofessionals, and other staff supporting kindergarten children. The 2020 Kindergarten Institute will be hosted via zoom and all is open to all kindergarten staff statewide.
To learn more, check out the Kindergarten Institute Flyer.
Registration fee is $95 early bird (register by 5/31/20) and $110 (beginning 6/1/20).
Please email Elisabeth Smith at firstname.lastname@example.org with questions