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Early Childhood
READ WITH ME: ESC-20 Early Childhood Micro-Credential Training Series

Education Service Center, Region 20 (ESC-20) provides assistance to districts in the successful development and implementation of a school readiness integration model of coordinated funding that brings school districts, Head Start programs and child care providers together in a mixed delivery model.  ESC-20 also provides leadership to ensure the effective regional implementation of appropriate instructional strategies in early childhood settings through technical assistance and professional development in the areas of developmentally appropriate practices and curriculum and supports parents with Pre-Kindergarten information and eligibility criteria.

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Important Session Information:

Update on 4/28/20: Session on May 11 will be a Zoom discussing Plan B for completing credential. Please check your email folders for the information.

Early Childhood Micro-Credential Series:READ WITH ME

Teachers can earn a ESC-20 micro-credential indicating demonstrated competency in Early Childhood READ ALOUD by participating in this blended model of learning. It is our intention to develop local content area experts around the region who can then serve as a coach/mentor to other early childhood teachers in their communities. This series will incorporate multiple opportunities for learning that are:

-Personalized and self-directed

-Focused on the needs of educators, students and schools

-Competency based, and

-Job embedded and practical

In order to complete the requirements for the READ WITH ME micro-credential, teachers
must fully participate in and complete the following over the program's 8-month duration November to June:

þ Attend READ WITH ME: Four Part Training Series, which includes:

  • Overview of the READ WITH ME Starter Kit (Included)
  • Using the Read with Me Planning Sheets
  • Integration of Content: what you already do, not something new to do
  • Content Area Standards Alignment – Prekindergarten Guidelines
  • Dialogic Reading
  • Storytelling and Retelling
  • Coaching & Mentoring 101
  • Mini-Teacher Externship/Field Trip

þ Complete 1 Online Module

þ Actively engage in job imbedded coaching and follow up with ESC-20 consultant.

þ Participate in ongoing discussion board around read aloud and storytelling.

þ Document progress of classroom library and reading engagement in their classroom.

þ Collaborate with peers and ESC 20 on a Community Partnership Development Project for School Readiness.

þ Commit to present findings, experience, and share best practices with colleagues and at least one Early Learning Partnership Center. Kits will be provided.

Cost: $300.00

Includes 30 Hours of Professional Development

Questions? Call Jennifer Martinez 210-370-5783

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Session ID:
Credits Available:
(30) CPE - TEA Provider #015950
Recommended Event Titles
Early Childhood
30 sessions
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Contact Person:
Jennifer Martinez
Jennifer Martinez
Date Time Location
11/11/2019 8:30 AM - 3:30 PM Education Service Center Region 20 - Maple Room
1314 Hines, San Antonio, 78208
1/27/2020 8:30 AM - 3:30 PM Education Service Center Region 20 - Laurel Room
1314 Hines, San Antonio, 78208
3/3/2020 8:30 AM - 3:30 PM Education Service Center Region 20 - Oak Room
1314 Hines, San Antonio, 78208
5/11/2020 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM Other, Region 20 ESC District - Zoom Meeting8


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