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WaKIDS

WaKIDS

Washington Kindergarten Inventory of Developing Skills Logo

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.

Three Components

  1. Family connection welcomes families into the Washington K-12 system as partners in their child’s education.
  2. Whole-child assessment helps kindergarten teachers learn about the skills and strengths of the children in their classrooms so they can meet the needs of each child.
  3. Early learning collaboration aligns practices of early learning professionals and kindergarten teachers to support smooth transitions for children

WaKIDS 101 Teacher Training

WaKIDS 101 offers teachers who are new to WaKIDS an introduction to the purpose, structure, and possibility of WaKIDS in order to understand how all three components of WaKIDS help to smooth the transition into kindergarten. Participants will gain a better understanding of how observation is foundational to effective instruction and learn practical strategies for collecting, using, and sharing evidence. By the end of the session, teachers will have the basic skills to begin implementing all components of WaKIDS, including using GOLD™ by Teaching Strategies® online. With the completion of their GOLD™ by Teaching Strategies® Inter-Rater Reliability Certification, teachers will leave feeling confident and ready for fall.

Summer 2018 – Teacher Training Schedule: Introduction (101) & Late Hires as of 3-28-2018.  Registration opens May 1, 2018

DATE AND TIME TRAINING: Intro 101 LOCATION:

Name of Building/ Address/Room #

HOW TO REGISTER

July 9 & 10, 2018

(9:00 AM – 4 PM)

 

Intro 101 Franklin Pierce School District

 

Midland Elementary School Library

2300 105th St. E

Tacoma, WA  98445

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July 9 & 10

 

 

July 11 & 12, 2018

(9:00 AM – 4 PM)

 

Intro 101 Issaquah School District

 

Pacific Cascade Middle School

24635 SE Issaquah-Fall City Rd

Issaquah, WA  98029

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July 11 & 12

 

July 26 & 27, 2018

(9:00 AM – 4 PM)

 

Intro 101 Puget Sound ESD

 

800 Oakesdale Ave SW

Renton, WA 98057

Room:  Puyallup Room

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July 26 & 27

July 30 & 31, 2018

(9:00 AM – 4 PM)

 

Intro 101 Seattle School District

 

Arbor Heights Elem

Computer Lab Room 304

3701 S 104th St

Seattle, WA  98146

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July 30 & 31

 

 

August 13 & 14, 2018

(9:00 AM – 4 PM)

 

Intro 101 Puget Sound ESD

 

800 Oakesdale Ave SW

Renton, WA 98057

Room:  Puyallup Room

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August 13 & 14 

 

 

August 15 & 16, 2018

(9:00 AM – 4 PM)

 

Intro 101 Puget Sound ESD

 

800 Oakesdale Ave SW

Renton, WA 98057

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August 15 & 16

 

 

August 27, 2018

(8:00 AM – 5 PM)

 

Intro 101 Puget Sound ESD

 

800 Oakesdale Ave SW

Renton, WA 98057

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August 27

 

 

September 4, 2018

(8:00 AM – 5 PM)

 

Intro 101 Late Hires OFFSITE – Seattle School District

 

Olympic Hills Elementary School

13018 20thAve NE

Seattle, WA  98125

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September 4

 

 

September 14, 2018

(8:00 AM – 5 PM)

 

Intro 101 Late Hires Puget Sound ESD

 

800 Oakesdale Ave SW

Renton, WA 98057

Room:   Puyallup Room 

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September 14

September 17, 2018

 

(8:00 AM – 5 PM)

 

Intro 101 Late Hires Puget Sound ESD

 

800 Oakesdale Ave SW

Renton, WA 98057

Room:   Puyallup Room

 

Click to register for:

 

September 17

 

September 21, 2018

(8:00 AM – 5 PM)

 

Intro 101 Late Hires Puget Sound ESD

 

800 Oakesdale Ave SW

Renton, WA 98057

Room:   Puyallup Room

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September 21

 


Whitney White
WaKIDS Trainer

Phone: 253.778.7850 Tacoma | 425.917.7850 Seattle
Email: WWhite@psesd.org

WaKIDS implementation and questions regarding WaKIDS please contact:

Mary Waldron
WaKIDS Coordinator, LTFS
Puget Sound Educational Service District
Main Office:  800 Oakesdale Avenue SW | Renton, WA 98057
Phone: 253.778.7805 Tacoma | 425.917.7805 Seattle | 800.664.4549
Email: MWaldron@psesd.org

Registration questions please contact:

Nadine Cornelious
WaKIDS Program Specialist
Puget Sound Educational Service District
Main Office:  800 Oakesdale Avenue SW | Renton, WA 98057
Phone: 253.778.7948 Tacoma | 425.917.7948 Seattle | 800.664.4549
Email: ncornelious@psesd.org 

Full Day Kindergarten (FDK)

Coming soon!

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