COVID-19 requires restrictions on travel and gatherings, for everyone’s safety. But while schools are closed, education does not stop. At Gesell, our goal is to continue to support you through training in the utilization of the Gesell assessment system as well as with high quality professional development and coaching. To best meet these goals, in spite of restrictions, we are launching a series of online options.
These new digital programs have been in development for some time and were intended for release in 2021. Necessity, however, is the mother of alacrity, in this case. Our staff is working diligently to bring these new digital options to you as soon as possible.
Below is a description of what is offered, when each will be available, and links to our website with more information as well as instructions on how to register. Please reach out with any questions. We are here to help.
This is an online training alternative to our in-person GDO workshops. Like the live version, the virtual GDO-R workshop will be led by our National Lecture Staff and train (or re-train) you in the administration and interpretation of the Gesell Developmental Observation-Revised. Some modules will be live, fully facilitated and require attendance at a specified time. Other modules will be recorded video or print content and reviewed or completed at your own pace. Evaluations will accompany some modules to ensure a sufficient level of mastery to proceed to the next level of training. Expert examiners will be assigned to each cohort to mentor as well as nurture a professional learning community of examiners. Previously trained assessors in need of renewal can register for these online workshops at a reduced fee. Register NOW for summer 2020 online workshops!
A revised version of our current 6-9 year old webinar will be available in a more interactive online format (to be released summer 2020). The new digital format will include recorded modules to be reviewed or completed at your own pace. Evaluations will accompany some modules to ensure a sufficient level of mastery to proceed to the next level of training. As always, to register participants must have completed the GDO-R 2.5 – 6-year-old training in the last 5 years. Stay tuned for more information on the release of the 6-9 year old online workshop.
This new online training will help you in utilizing the Gesell Early Screener (GES) with greater efficiency and validity. While training is not a prerequisite for using the GES, as it is for the GDO-R, we do find that trained examiners are more adept at administration and interpretation. Stay tuned for more information on the release of the GES webinar.
Gesell National Lecture Staff offer a variety of content specific to GDO-R and GES administration, available only to assessors trained in the last five years. Keep an eye out on our calendar for these opportunities. Register now to join us for upcoming Q&A regarding virtual administration of the GDO-R.
Gesell continues to offer high quality and relevant live virtual seminars and pre-recorded webinars for educators and/or families, hosted by Gesell staff as well as knowledgeable guest lecturers. Visit our website for a list of potential topics or tell us what you need. These online trainings are a great way to continue professional development or provide support to families in their own homes.
Gesell can work with you to develop an individualized virtual coaching program for your staff. Depending on your needs we can define a focus, teach and practice new skills or just provide open discussion of struggles defined by your teachers. Contact us to set up a consultation.