Criteria Score: Approved trainings must have a minimum score of 12 points and at least a 1 for each criteria; min. 6 hours, multiple sessions
Needs Assessment 3 2 1 0
Specific to the audience; intentional needs assessment on specific material; evidence of research or review Specific to the audience; intentional needs assessment on specific material Generalized, not specific to the audience Not included
Learning Objectives 3 2 1 0
Includes at least 3 measurable learning objectives that link to a minimum of 2 ECE or SA competencies and 2 ELF or K-12 standards; helps to expand and apply knowledge using: interpret, apply, practice, demonstrate, compare, contrast, etc.; reflects opportunity to expand and apply knowledge to everyday practice Includes at least 3 measurable learning objectives that link to a minimum of 2 ECE or SA competencies and 2 ELF or K-12 standards; helps to expand and apply knowledge using: interpret, apply, practice, demonstrate, compare, contrast, etc. Includes at least 3 measurable learning objectives that link to a minimum of 2 ECE or SA competencies and 2 ELF or K-12 standards Not included
Participant Assessment 3 2 1 0
Assignment(s) include an opportunity for reflective practice or pre/post test or quiz; clear grading rubric included Assignment(s) include an opportunity for reflective practice or pre/post test or quiz Assignment(s) include an opportunity for reflective practice Not included
Content 3 2 1 0
Provides opportunity to expand and apply knowledge to everyday practice; consistent with reliable child development theory & principles, professional competencies, best practices, quality standards and licensing regulations; extremely comprehensive; provides opportunity to refine skills and put concepts and behaviors into context Provides opportunity to expand and apply knowledge to everyday practice; consistent with reliable child development theory & principles, professional competencies, best practices, quality standards and licensing regulations Minimal content, provides opportunity to expand and apply knowledge to everyday practice Not included
Training Methods 3 2 1 0
Includes a minimum of 2 basic instructional methods; provides evidence how methods are used to reinforce ability to focus learning on the application of concepts throughout the training; includes a time and sequence that supports and reinforces learning; appropriate to learning objectives and content Includes a minimum of 2 basic instructional methods; provides evidence how methods are used to reinforce ability to focus learning on the application of concepts; includes a time and sequence; appropriate to learning objectives and content Includes a minimum of 2 basic instructional methods; includes time and sequence Not included
Appendices 3 2 1 0
Materials list is included and referenced; training methods, time and sequence are supported by materials; materials are used to enhance and reinforce learning objectives; includes a minimum of 2 recent references and 2 resources; all references and resources are relevant to the content Materials list is included and referenced; training methods, time and sequence are supported by materials; includes a minimum of 2 recent references and 2 resources Materials list is included but not referenced; includes a minimum of 2 references and 2 resources Not included

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