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Teaching Pyramid Observation Tool (TPOT): Reliability Training Workshop


Thursday, April 22, 2021 - 8:00am to Friday, April 23, 2021 - 3:30pm


  1. Training in EC-PBIS Modules
  2. Training in coaching and actively coaching a program in implementation

Learning Objectives:

  1. Learn about the TPOT, a measure for examining the level of support provided by classroom teachers for preschool social-emotional learning.
  2. View and score video examples of teacher behaviors that support the social-emotional development of preschoolers and become familiar with our easy-to-use datasheet.
  3. Have the opportunity to meet certification standards for carrying out and scoring TPOT assessments.
Please note that the April 22–23 training is full. Please complete the waitlist registration form by Thursday, April 8, 2021, to be put on a waitlist for this training. You will be notified via email when additional training dates are added. A Zoom link will be sent to you prior to the training.

Day 1: April 22, 2021

Time Topic
8:00 a.m. - 8:30 a.m. Welcome and Sign in
8:30 a.m. - 9:45 a.m. Overview and instrument structure
9:45 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. Break
10:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. Observation item discussion and scoring practice
11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Lunch break
12:30 p.m. - 1:45 p.m. Observation item discussion and scoring practice
1:45 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. Break
2:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Interview item discussion and scoring practice

Day 2: April 23, 2021

Time Topic
8:30 a.m. - 9:00 a.m. Questions/Observation Tips
9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Checkout video and interview (Independently)
12:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. Lunch break and Scoring
2:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Aim to submit certification scores by 2:00 p.m.

This is flexible; please reach out to trainer.


Printed from the Iowa Department of Education website on April 14, 2021 at 8:48pm.