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Develop advanced measurement systems to inform and improve practice Classroom-based observation PI and
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The Pyramid Infant/Toddler Observation System (TPITOS)


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The Teaching Pyramid Infant-Toddler Observation Scale: Development of an Observation Scale and Coaching Model

The Infant-Toddler Pyramid Practices is a three-tiered framework for early childhood education that includes universal teaching practices for all children, secondary practices for children at risk for challenging behavior and social-emotional delays, and intensive individualized practices for children who continue to have social-emotional delays and ongoing challenging behavior despite implementation of tiers 1 and 2. The Teaching Pyramid Infant-Toddler Observation Scale (TPITOS) is a measure of the fidelity of teacher practices related to Tier 1 Universal Practices. This project involves: (1) development, refinement, and dissemination of the TPITOS, and its certification training procedures, (2) development of a Train the Trainers model, and (3) development of a professional development approach (group training, materials, and Practice Based Coaching) to support teachers’ implementation of infant-toddler practices known to support social-emotional development.  


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  • Temporary Assistant Researchers: Juniper Gardens Children’s Project, a community-based research institute affiliated with the University of Kansas, is conducting a research program aimed at evaluating how a Practice Based Coaching model (Literacy 3D) can be used to enhance the literacy focus of early childhood (EC) teachers through data-driven decision making and strategies that boost children’s opportunities to respond in literacy activities. We are looking for 1-2 temporary Assistant Researchers, at 50%-75% time, who will be responsible for data collection activities with preschool students and teachers, including administering literacy assessments to children, observing classroom instruction and interactions, and assisting in the preparation and delivery of data reports in the Kansas City Metro, as well as data management and entry at our offices in downtown Kansas City, KS. For more information and to apply, click hereKU is an EO/AAE
  • Student Hourly (Data Collectors): Juniper Gardens Children’s Project, a community-based research institute affiliated with the University of Kansas, is conducting a research program aimed at evaluating how a Practice Based Coaching model (Literacy 3D) can be used to enhance the literacy focus of early childhood (EC) teachers through data-driven decision making and strategies that boost children’s opportunities to respond in literacy activities. We are seeking 4-10 student hourly employees who will be responsible for data collection activities with preschool students and teachers, including administering literacy assessments to children, observing classroom instruction and interactions, and assisting in the preparation and delivery of data reports in the Kansas City Metro, as well as data management and entry at our offices in downtown Kansas City, KS. For more information and to apply online, click hereKU is an EO/AAE
 
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