Professional Development is tailored to the needs of both formal and informal organizations. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
ECHOS workshops prepare teachers and teacher assistants to present the ECHOS Curriculum to their children. Workshop leaders model presentation of lessons, iCards and cover other topics including classroom management, science area set up and development, scheduling and the direct inquiry approach.
ECHOS Professional Development Resource Guide
The guide is designed to help professional development specialists introduce the ECHOS program to teachers, assistants and parents and includes a description of the implementation approach, PowerPoints for workshops that you can adapt to meet your needs, and short videos of the key science concepts covered in the units. For more information, email email@example.com.
The ECHOS Classroom Observation/Coaching Tool measures teachers' use of instructional strategies and children's use of science process skills. Observers can use the electronic, browser-based version of this tool on their smartphone, tablet or laptop to capture interactions between the teacher and a small group of children.
In addition, the tool provides a set of questions related to fidelity, the degree of congruence to the design of the ECHOS® program. It's used to check on curriculum-specific aspects including: sequencing of lessons, working with small groups, reinforcing key concepts, ease of lesson delivery, child engagement, etc.
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