Kindergarten Individual Development Survey (KIDS)

Illinois KIDS Trainings for Kindergarten Teachers for the 2014/15 School Year

The Illinois Kindergarten Individual Development Survey (KIDS) implementation is successfully entering its third year! To support the momentum, the KIDS team invites teachers and administrators new to the assessment tool to register for one of the statewide, two-day trainings below. This training prepares teachers to observe, assess, document, and report on children’s development using the KIDS assessment instrument. 

Register now for a KIDS implementation training near you!

October 2014

Granite City - October 20-21

Crestwood, IL - October 21-22-AT CAPACITY!

November 2014

Kankakee, IL - November 5-6

Oglesby, IL - November 19-20

Streator, IL - November 24-25

December 2014

Crystal Lake, IL - December 11-12

Training times are 8:30 am - 3:30 pm each day.  A $15 stipend per day will be provided.


Illinois KIDS Half-Day Administrators Training 2014

The Illinois Kindergarten Individual Development Survey (KIDS) is successfully entering its third year of implementation. District Administrators, Building Principals and Assistant Principals are encouraged to attend a half-day workshop on this statewide kindergarten assessment. During this session, administrators will be introduced to the KIDS instrument through an overview of its structure, components and data reports. Understanding the training process, the resources available and the data reports from KIDS will enable administrators to support kindergarten teachers throughout the process of implementation.

There are currently twelve administrator's half-day workshops scheduled throughout the state from August through November. If you have not attended a KIDS Training you are encouraged to sign up for one of the workshops.

Register now for a KIDS Administrator Training near you!

October 2014

Danville, IL - October 27th - 12:30 to 3:30 pm

Peoria, IL - October 28th - 12:30 pm to 3:30 pm

Bloomington, IL - October 29th - 9 am to 12 pm

Bloomington, IL October 29th - 1 pm to 4 pm

November 2014

Norris City, IL - November 12th - 9 am to 12 pm

Peoria, IL - November 12th - 9 am to 12 pm

Training times are either 8:30 am - 12:30 pm, 9:00 am - 12:00 pm, or 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm please check the session you would like to attend for exact times.


Illinois KIDS School & District Level Coaches

Training 2014

The Illinois KIDS one-day coaching module is designed to provide the basics in individualized coaching feedback to teachers implementing the Kindergarten Individualized Development Survey (KIDS). This workshop is designed for both experienced and new teacher coaches, principals, assistant principals, and other administrators who have attended the two-day KIDS training and support the implementation of the KIDS assessment.

The agenda will include interactive activities designed to provide instruction on:

  •     The foundations of coaching
  •     The learning and practicing of the four fast steps of coaching
  •     How to individualize coaching
  •     Five different coaching messages
  •     Eight varied formats for coaching

This training will include data-driven instruction techniques and technology solutions for both teachers and coaches. The day will conclude with powerful strategies for dealing with challenging adult behaviors as well as problem solving for individual site issues.

KIDS School & District Level Coaches trainings will be available in 5 locations:

October 2014

Springfield, IL - October 21st

Bloomington, IL - October 22nd

Downers Grove, IL - October 23rd

Arlington Heights, IL - October 24th

Training times are 8:00 am - 4:00 pm.


If you have any questions please call: Lynsay Alexander at 630-652-7420.  We look forward to your participation!


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