WaKIDS 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.

Due to the recent COVID-related closures, all 2020 summer WaKids trainings will now be offered online. No on-site trainings will be held this summer. The OSPI events and training page has been and will continue to be updated. You are welcome to reach out with questions to the wakids@k12.wa.us email.