BRIGANCE® Professional Development Course Descriptions

Courses for BRIGANCE Early Childhood

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Using the Early Childhood Screens III for Developmental Screening

Early childhood educators learn how the BRIGANCE Early Childhood Screens III (0–35 months, 3–5 years, and/or K & 1) can help quickly and accurately screen for potential developmental delays as well as advanced development or academic talent for children from birth through first grade.

Hands-on screening and scoring activities ensure that all participants leave the session fully prepared to administer and score the Core Assessments of a screen. If applicable, participants learn how to complete and score the Self-help and Social-Emotional Scales, which are administered separately through a teacher/parent report.

This session includes an introduction to the free online Screens III scoring tools. Other optional resources, such as the Supplemental Assessments, Screening Information Forms, Parent and Teacher Feedback Forms, and Reading Readiness Scale, are also covered so participants leave the session confident in using all parts of the Early Childhood Screens III.

Outcomes

  • Define developmental screening and its importance.
  • Understand the organization of the Screens III.
  • Prepare to screen.
  • Administer the Core Assessments of a screen.
  • Score the screen.
  • Analyze screening results.
  • Administer the Self-help and Social-Emotional Scales.
  • Share screening results with families.
  • Identify uses for the additional resources in the Screens III.

Format

This course can be delivered as an in-person, onsite training (up to three-hour session, with the specialist available onsite for up to six hours for flexibility) or as a customized webinar (90 minutes).

Using the Screens III Online Management System (OMS)

Participants learn how to enter screening data from the BRIGANCE Early Childhood Screens III in the OMS, review student and group reports, and access teacher resources and Family Connections.

Outcomes

  • Access the OMS.
  • Add students.
  • Enter screening data.
  • Generate and interpret individual and group reports.
  • Access the Family Connections and Readiness Activities.

Format

This course can be delivered as a customized webinar (90 minutes) or as an add-on to the Developmental Screening course.

USING THE IED III-EARLY CHILDHOOD EDITION (CRITERION-REFERENCED)

Early childhood educators learn how the BRIGANCE Inventory of Early Development (IED III) can help them gather comprehensive information about children’s early developmental and academic skills. This session includes hands-on practice identifying appropriate assessments to gather information about children’s skill mastery and drive instruction as well as practice recording a child’s skill mastery.

Outcomes

  • Understand the organization of the IED III.
  • Prepare for assessment.
  • Administer the assessments.
  • Record responses in the IED III Record Book.
  • Determine next steps.

Format

This course can be delivered as an in-person, onsite training (up to three-hour session, with the specialist available onsite for up to six hours for flexibility) or as a customized webinar (90 minutes).

Using the IED III Standardized (Norm-Referenced)

For programs needing standard scores, percentiles, and age equivalents, this session covers how to administer and score the BRIGANCE IED III Standardized assessments and derive normative scores. (Normative scores can be generated for age-appropriate assessments for children birth through chronological age 7.)

Hands-on scoring practice reinforces the use of basal/ceiling rules and accuracy guidelines to ensure reliable data. This session includes an introduction to the free online IED III Standardized Scoring Tool.

Outcomes

  • Differentiate between criterion-referenced and norm-referenced assessment.
  • Prepare for assessment.
  • Administer assessments.
  • Record responses in the IED III Standardized Record Book.
  • Compute correct raw scores.
  • Derive normative scores.

Format

This course can be delivered as an in-person, onsite training (up to three-hour session, with the specialist available onsite for up to six hours for flexibility) or as a customized webinar (90 minutes).

Courses for BRIGANCE Head Start

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Using the Head Start Screens III for Developmental Screening

Head Start educators learn how the BRIGANCE Head Start Screens III (Early Head Start Screen III and/or Head Start Screen III) can help quickly and accurately screen for potential developmental delays as well as advanced development or academic talent for children from birth through age five.

Hands-on screening and scoring activities ensure that all participants leave the session fully prepared to administer and score the Core Assessments of a screen. If applicable, participants learn how to complete and score the Self-help and Social-Emotional Scales, which are administered separately through a teacher/parent report.

This session includes an introduction to the free online Screens III scoring tools. Other optional resources, such as the Supplemental Assessments, Screening Information Forms, Parent and Teacher Feedback Forms, and Reading Readiness Scale, are also covered so participants leave the session confident in using all parts of the Head Start Screens III.

Outcomes

  • Define developmental screening and its importance.
  • Understand the organization of the Screens III.
  • Prepare to screen.
  • Administer Screens III age-specific Core Assessments.
  • Score the screen.
  • Analyze screening results.
  • Administer the Self-help and Social-Emotional Scales.
  • Share screening results with families.
  • Identify uses of the additional resources in the Screens III (e.g., the Screening Information Forms).

Format

This course can be delivered as an in-person, onsite training (up to three-hour session, with the specialist available onsite for up to six hours for flexibility) or as a customized webinar (90 minutes).

Using the Screens III Online Management System (OMS)

Participants learn how to enter screening data from the BRIGANCE Head Start Screens III in the OMS, review student and group reports, and access teacher resources and Family Connections.

Outcomes

  • Access the OMS.
  • Add students.
  • Enter screening data
  • Generate and interpret individual and group reports.
  • Access the Family Connections and Readiness Activities.

Format

This course can be delivered as a customized webinar (90 minutes) or as an add-on to the Developmental Screening course.

Using the IED III—Head Start Edition (Criterion-Referenced)

Head Start educators learn how the BRIGANCE Inventory of Early Development (IED III) can help them gather comprehensive information about children’s early developmental and academic skills. This session includes hands-on practice identifying appropriate assessments to gather information about children’s skill mastery and drive instruction as well as practice recording a child’s skill mastery.

Outcomes

  • Understand the organization of the IED III.
  • Prepare for assessment.
  • Administer the assessments.
  • Record responses in the IED III Record Book.
  • Determine next steps.

Format

This course can be delivered as an in-person, onsite training (up to three-hour session, with the specialist available onsite for up to six hours for flexibility) or as a customized webinar (90 minutes).

Courses for BRIGANCE Special Education

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Using the IED III, CIBS II, and/or TSI/TSA (Criterion-Referenced)

Participants learn how the BRIGANCE Inventory of Early Development III, Comprehensive Inventory of Basic Skills II, and/or Transition Skills Inventory can help special educators identify Present Level of Performance, select appropriate assessments for each student, and document progress. Sessions include hands-on practice identifying appropriate assessments to inform compliant IEPs and drive instruction as well as practice recording student skill mastery.

Outcomes

  • Understand the organization of the IED III, CIBS II, and/or TSI.
  • Prepare for assessment.
  • Administer the assessments.
  • Record responses in the IED III, CIBS II, and/or TSI Record Book.
  • Determine next steps.

For participants using the TSA with the TSI:

  • Plan instruction using the Transition Skills Activities (TSA).

Format

This course can be delivered as an in-person, onsite training (up to three-hour session, with the specialist available onsite for up to six hours for flexibility) or as a customized webinar (90 minutes).

Using the TSI/TSA in Transition Programs

This session demonstrates how the BRIGANCE Transition Skills Inventory can help participants determine Present Level of Performance; write meaningful, measurable transition plans; plan individualized instruction; and document progress, all while meeting state and federal requirements, including Indicator 13. Participants also learn how the Transition Skills Activities can help make that all-important connection between assessment and instruction. This session includes hands-on practice identifying appropriate assessments to inform compliant IEPs and transition plans as well as practice recording student skill mastery.

Outcomes

  • Understand the organization of the TSI and TSA.
  • Prepare for assessment.
  • Select appropriate assessments.
  • Administer assessments.
  • Record results in the TSI Record Book.
  • Plan instruction using the TSA.

Format

This course can be delivered as an in-person, onsite training (up to three-hour session, with the specialist available onsite for up to six hours for flexibility) or as a customized webinar (90 minutes).

Using the IED III Standardized and/or CIBS II Standardized for Normative Assessment

For programs needing standard scores, percentiles, and age or grade equivalents, this session covers how to administer and score the BRIGANCE IED III Standardized and/or CIBS II Standardized and derive normative scores.

Please note:

  • With the IED III Standardized, normative scores can be generated for age-appropriate assessments for students ages birth through chronological age 7.
  • With the CIBS II Standardized, normative scores can be generated for age-appropriate assessments for students chronological ages 5 through age 12.

Hands-on scoring practice reinforces the use of basal/ceiling rules and accuracy guidelines to ensure reliable data. This session includes an introduction to the free online IED III Standardized Scoring Tool and/or CIBS II Standardized Scoring Tool.

Outcomes

  • Differentiate between criterion-referenced and norm-referenced assessment.
  • Prepare for assessment.
  • Administer assessments.
  • Record responses in the IED III Standardized and/or CIBS II Standardized Record Book.
  • Compute correct raw scores.
  • Derive normative scores.

Format

This course can be delivered as an in-person, onsite training (up to three-hour session, with the specialist available onsite for up to six hours for flexibility) or as a customized webinar (90 minutes).

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