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Kindergarten School Readiness Virtual Support

School Readiness Virtual Office Hours

To support getting the school year is off to a great start, the Kindergarten School Readiness team will host virtual office hours in August, September, October and November. Our office hours will cover a variety of topics including an overview of school readiness requirements, using the GOLD® Kindergarten Entry Assessment (KEA) Survey,  running reports and creating school readiness plans as well as understanding and using you school readiness assessment data. All online office hours will include time for participants to ask questions. 

Office hours will be held for one hour on the following days starting promptly at the following times:

  • School Readiness Requirements and Overview
    • Monday, August 7th @ 4:00 
    • Wednesday, August 23rd @ 4:00
  • Using the GOLD® Kindergarten Entry Assessment (KEA) Survey
    • ​Wednesday, September 6th @ 4:15
    • Thursday, September 28th @ 4:00
  • Finalizing Checkpoints, Running Reports, and Creating Readiness Plans
    • Tuesday, October 3rd @ 4;15
    • Monday, October 23rd @ 4:00
  • Using Your School Readiness Data
    • Wednesday, November 8th @ 4:00

You do not need to register to attend. To participate, simply use the following link to join us at the time of the virtual meeting:


Kindergarten School Readiness Update Webinar

The Kindergarten School Readiness Team hosted a School Readiness Updates webinar on Monday, May 22nd. The webinar included information about the school readiness assessment menu, data reporting requirements for 2017-18, reimbursement for 2017-18 and time for participants to ask questions. The slides and recording of the webinar are now available.


Kindergarten School Readiness Summer Training 

As our summer Learning Labs come to a close, we would like to thank everyone who attended for their great contributions to Colorado's kindergartens!  The Learning Labs supported participants with learning about the MyTeachingStrategies™ upgrade, school readiness requirements and, kindergarten best practices and play. The School Readiness team is available to support districts and schools with customized training and support for kindergarten teachers and elementary principals. For questions about training or to schedule visit, please contact us.


View the Recording of the Q & A Webinar about the Transition to MyTeachingStrategies™

The Office of Early Learning and School Readiness hosted a Question and Answer webinar with Teaching Strategies on Wednesday, March 15th at 4:00 PM for preschool teachers, kindergarten teachers and administrators. We covered a few of the most frequently asked questions about the upgrade and took a tour of the MyTeachingStrategies™ system.

For more information, please view the recorded webinar and Colorado Q & A document.


View the Recording of the Kindergarten School Readiness Data Webinar

An informational webinar was hosted on Wednesday, March 15th at 2:00 PM to support school districts in preparing for the implementation of school readiness data reporting for the SY 2017-18. The webinar include an overview of the school readiness data reporting requirements and time for participants to ask questions. For more information, please view the recorded webinar.


The Power of Kindergarten 

The two day workshops focused on using children’s natural curiosity and various classroom tools to build schema across contents and developing classroom environments and experiences that are rich in oral language and vocabulary were a huge success! We would like to thank Sue Kempton and all the attendees for their commitment and dedication to Colorado's students.


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