DERS Asynchronous Training - April 2019

8 modules



Course Length
5 hours

Katie Grabowski

05 Mar 2019



DERS training is a 5-hour online asynchronous course that prepares you to use the DERS effectively as a tool for classroom observation and continuous improvement. Participants will learn to identify, evaluate, and record classroom indicators which support development. This course will launch April 1st, 2019; users will have until the end of April to complete the training and certification process. The training includes eight modules, which learners complete with the support of a DERS trainer.

1) Opening Activity: Observation

2) What and Why: Measuring What Matters

3) Using the App

4) Training Score Report Submission

5) DERS Quiz

6) Guided Practice (due April 18th)

7) Certification Task (due April 27th)

8) Closing Reflection

Upon completion, DERS Observers will receive a one-year DERS Subscription and a DERS Observer Certificate. At the end of the course, participants will have the opportunity to participate in a one-hour live Zoom call with a DERS trainer on Monday, April 29th from 5-6pm ET to ask questions and refine their understanding of key items and indicators.

Before beginning the course, please view this short video tutorial on how to use our online learning portal:



Learning Objectives: Users will be able to

1) Explain the research behind the DERS,

2) Orient how to work the tool on an iPad, and

3) Complete a series of video observations. 



By completing/passing this course, you will attain the certificate DERS Certification

Opening Activity: Observation (30 minutes)
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What and Why: Measuring What Matters (75 minutes)
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Scoring Discussion (45 minutes)
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Training1 Score Report Submission
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DERS Quiz (10 minutes)
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Guided Practice (60 minutes)
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Certification Task: Video Rating (45 minutes)
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Closing Reflection (15 minutes)
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Added about 2 months ago, by Anonymous
I learned a lot from the course - DERS and MEFS. It will surely help me in my work with the children.
Added 11 months ago, by Erin
This was very useful and interactive
Added 11 months ago, by Elizabeth
Added 11 months ago, by Martin
Revolutionary tool.
Added 11 months ago, by Séverine
Great course! People available to answer questions. Thanks!
Added about 1 year ago, by Anonymous
so great
Added about 1 year ago, by Anonymous

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