Coffee Break Webinar: Sharing the DRDP with Families

Coffee Break with Steve: Sharing the DRDP with FamiliesFamilies can participate in the DRDP in several ways. This Coffee Break will introduce ways assessors can meaningfully engage with families related to the DRDP throughout the assessment process including: sharing observations, using adaptations, discussing child development and reviewing assessment results.

Tuesday, December 7, 2021, 3:00-3:15pm
or Thursday, December 9, 2021, 3:00-3:15pm

Identifying Learning Opportunities Based on DRDP Results: Practice Opportunities

Learn It and Use It Break it Down Practice Identifying Learning Opportunities Based on DRDP ResultsTherese will lead you through the process (and examples) of breaking down goals into proximal learning targets using the authentic assessment information from the DRDP to determine what knowledge, skills, or behaviors to teach in daily activities, routines and transitions for children with IFSPs and IEPs.

Register: Wednesday, January 19, 2022, 2:30-3:30pm

Who should attend: Special educators and their general education partners

New Required Online Training Course for Special Education

Short Course: Benny Having a SnackThe California Department of Education, Special Education Division requires training for all early childhood special educators who assess children with the DRDP. SELPAs are responsible for ensuring that all staff who administer the DRDP complete training.

We hope you enjoy this year’s course, “Benny Having a Snack”.

Here’s what you need to know and do:

  • Make sure your account is active in DR Access Learn. If you are logging in for the first time since July 1, your temporary password is your email address to which this email was sent. Download the User’s Guide if you need assistance.

CDE, SED’s Requirements for the DRDP Fall 2021 Assessment for Special Education

The California NewsDepartment of Education, Special Education Division has issued the following requirements for the DRDP assessment of children with IFSPs and IEPs:

  • Children will continue to be assessed with the Interim DRDP for Special Ed through the fall of 2021
  • Children must have a signed IFSP in a local education agency (LEA) or a signed preschool IEP to be assessed
  • A child’s special education services must begin by November 1 to be included in the fall DRDP assessment

Download the "Supplemental Guidance for Special Education on Using the DRDP during the COVID-19 Pandemic" to assist you in completing the DRDP this fall. It includes a summary of the requirements, key considerations, and recommended practice.

New videos: Using Authentic Assessment for Informing and Differentiating Instruction

The ECTA Center Preschool During the Pandemic series illustrates how the fields of early education and early childhood special education have been successfully supporting preschoolers and their families during the COVID-19 pandemic. Episode 13, a new, two-part video was just added to the series.

Episode 13 - Authentic Learning in Remote Preschool

Part 1: Home Learning Materials and Authentic Assessment
Part 2: Informing and Differentiating Instruction


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