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Teaching Pyramid Observation Tool (TPOT): Reliability Training Workshop

Thu, Oct 19, 2023, 8:30am-Fri, Oct 20, 2023, 4:00pm

Training conducted via Zoom. Participants must attend all days of training.


  • Training in EC-PBIS Modules
  • Training in coaching and actively coaching a program in implementation

Note: There are three (3) workshop sessions being offered during the 2023-24 school year. Participants should only sign up for one (1) session. All sessions will be held via Zoom, 8:30 a.m. - 4 p.m. The workshop sessions include the following:

  • Oct. 19 and 20, 2023 (registration deadline Sept. 28, 2023)
  • Feb. 22 and 23, 2024 (registration deadline Feb. 1, 2024)
  • May 9 and 10, 2024 (registration deadline April 18, 2024)

Learning Objectives:

  • Learn about the TPOT, a measure for examining the level of support provided by classroom teachers for preschool social-emotional learning;
  • View and score video examples of teacher behaviors that support the social-emotional development of preschoolers and become familiar with our easy-to-use datasheet;
  • Have the opportunity to meet certification standards for carrying out and scoring TPOT assessments.

Two-day Training Agenda: Must attend all days of training.

Day 1:

  • Welcome
  • Overview and Instrument Structure
  • Observation and Item Discussion and Scoring Practice
  • Interview Item Discussion and Scoring Practice
  • Questions and Reflection

Day 2:

  • Question and Observation Tips
  • Prepare for Certification Video and Scoring
  • Scoring Video Observation and Interview (Done independently)
  • Aim to submit certification scores by 2:30 p.m. (flexible)