DERS Orientation

6 modules



Course Length
3 hours

Katie Grabowski

01 Oct 2019



DERS orientation is a 3.5 hour online asynchronous course that prepares you to understand how the DERS can be used as a tool for classroom observation and continuous improvement. Participants will learn to identify classroom indicators which support development and understand how to read a report. The orientation includes six modules, which learners complete with the support of a DERS trainer.

1) Opening Activity: Observation

2) What and Why: Measuring What Matters

3) DERS Scoring Guides

4) Scoring Discussion

5) Reading and Understanding a Report

6) Closing Reflection

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

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Learning Objectives: Users will be able to

1) Explain the research behind the DERS,

2) Understand the scoring guide and process, and

3) Read a DERS report that has been generated by a DERS trained observer.



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 (60 minutes)
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DERS Scoring Guides (15 minutes)
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Using the DERS App (75 minutes)
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Reading and Understanding a Report (10 minutes)
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Closing Reflection (10 minutes)
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Added about 1 year 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 almost 2 years ago, by Erin
This was very useful and interactive
Added almost 2 years ago, by Elizabeth
Added almost 2 years ago, by Martin
Revolutionary tool.
Added almost 2 years ago, by Séverine
Great course! People available to answer questions. Thanks!
Added about 2 years ago, by Anonymous
so great
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