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WaKIDS 101 Online Training (October 1-15)

WaKIDS 101 Online Training (October 1-15)

Teacher Training

October 1-15 2020 9:00 AM - 11:59 PM


  • Whitney White


WaKIDS 101 is the one-time training required for all kindergarten teachers new to WaKIDS. This includes Transitional Kindergarten and certificated special education teachers who provide instruction to kindergarten students with disabilities. The training introduces all three components of WaKIDS, including its purpose, structure, and possibility. Participants will gain a better understanding of how observation is foundational to effective instruction and learn practical strategies for collecting, using, and sharing evidence. Teachers must successfully complete WaKIDS 101 in order to administer WaKIDS. Beginning July of 2020, the teacher training for WaKIDS 101 will be moved from a hybrid in-person and online course to a comprehensive online-only training course. Teachers will have two weeks from the start date of the online session they choose to complete the course and interrater reliability. 

Principals and administrators are able to join the Introduction to WaKIDS for District and School Administrators course. Please see our Events and Training for more detail.

Event Notes

Welcome to WaKIDS! During your online training, you will interact with a WaKIDS Instructor and other kindergarten teachers new to WaKIDS across the state. We are looking forward to working together with you to complete the required training for implementing WaKIDS, a very important part of the kindergarten entry process.    

  • You’ve been registered for Session 107742 for the training period of October 1 through 15, 2020. 
  • WaKIDS 101 training materials will be mailed to the address you provided in pdEnroller. If you did not enter your home address, please go back into pdEnroller profile and include the address you would like your training materials mailed to. Please note, due to school closures, materials will not be mailed to a district or school location.
  • Please visit the WaKIDS Events and Training Page for WaKIDS 101 Participant Training Instructions. These instructions outline the steps to be taken by teachers new to WaKIDS in order to be able to administer WaKIDS in fall 2020.
  • Several days before your training, you will receive an email to this address from with a link to the WaKIDS 101 online course. This email will include log-in instructions.  
  • If you have questions about your upcoming WaKIDS 101 training course, please contract

Please note: Even though you are enrolled for a training that begins after school has started, do not worry! With extended WaKIDS deadline of November 13th, you will have all the time you need in order to successfully administer the assessment.

WaKIDS has three components, Family Connection, Early Learning Collaboration and Whole-child Assessment. Family Connection, the first component of WaKIDS, is all about meeting your children and their families to learn about them, build relationships and establish regular communication with them. For now, focus on this part of WaKIDS. You can find more about Family Connection on page 5 of the WaKIDS Implementation Guide for Teachers 2020-21

This is a list of GOLD Objectives and Dimensions for WaKIDS. You will have until November 13th to assess children and collect evidence of children's development in these areas. If you want to begin preparing, check out Whole Child Assessment website. You can find additional resources there. 


  • October 1-15 2020
    9:00 AM - 11:59 PM


Event # 107742

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Sunday Sep 27, 2020 5:00 PM
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Professional Hours

Clock Hour Number: SPM0009
14.00 Clock Hours