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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 2019 – Teacher Training Schedule: Introduction (101) as of 5-06-19.  Registration is now open.

DATE AND TIME TRAINING: Intro 101 LOCATION:

Name of Building/ Address/Room #

HOW TO REGISTER

July 9, 2019
(9:00 AM – 4:00 PM)

Intro 101 TBD Click to Register for:

July 9

July 10, 2019
(9:00 AM – 4:00 PM)

Intro 101 TBD Click to Register for:

July 10

July 16, 2019
(9:00 AM – 4:00 PM) 

Intro 101 TBD Click to register for:

July 16

July 17, 2019
(9:00 AM – 4:00 PM)

Intro 101 TBD Click to register for:

July 17

July 24, 2019
(9:00 AM – 4:00 PM)

Intro 101 TBD Click to register for:

July 24

August 5, 2019
(9:00 AM – 4:00 PM)

Intro 101 TBD Click to register for:

August 5

August 7, 2019
(9:00 AM – 4:00 PM)

Intro 101 TBD Click to register for:

August 7

August 14, 2019 
(9:00 AM – 4:00 PM)

Intro 101 TBD Click to register for:

August 14

August 22, 2019
(9:00 AM – 4:00 PM) 

Intro 101

TBD 

Click to register for:

August 22

August 23, 2019
(9:00 AM – 4:00 PM)
Intro 101 TBD Click to register for:

August 23


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:

Whitney White
Full Day Kindergarten and WaKIDS Consultant
Puget Sound Educational Service District
Main Office:  800 Oakesdale Avenue SW | Renton, WA 98057
Phone: 253.917.7850
Email: Wwhite@psesd.org

Full Day Kindergarten (FDK)

Coming soon!

kindergarten Registration