PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT2023-08-21T11:50:48-04:00

Program Quality Assessment (PQA) Professional Development

The Program Quality Assessment (PQA) team offers a variety of professional development (PD) sessions to meet the needs of early childhood and school-age professionals. Sessions are created by the Program Quality Assessment team, in collaboration with Program Observation Instrument (POI) authors and publishers or are provided for use by the authors/publishers. All face to face and synchronous virtual sessions are offered by the PQA team and are instructed by the Program Quality Assessors.

Professional Development Opportunities

Program Quality Assessment Professional Development Catalog

Several additional POIs are now approved for use by programs for internal assessment processes in Keystone STARS.  As the PQA Team works with each instrument’s authors/publisher to develop introductory professional development sessions for program staff, this catalog was developed to highlight the range of formal and/or informal learning options that are available for access.  The goal of introductory training is to assist program leadership in the selection and use of an appropriate POI to support continuous quality improvement (CQI) efforts.  As additional opportunities are developed, they will be added to the catalog.

Statewide PQA Professional Development Calendar

This calendar is designed to support programs in selecting the most appropriate location, modality and date to receive professional development on the various POIs. Additionally, if a provider is registered for a session that is cancelled, the calendar provides a quick at-a-glance way to find a new opportunity that meets their needs. It provides information about all currently scheduled POI PD in the Commonwealth offered by a Program Quality Assessor. Be sure to check the PD Registry for additional dates and locations added prior to calendar updates.

Let’s Talk Quality! | Recorded Webinars

These no cost webinars created by Program Quality Assessors are designed to enhance provider information on best practices and support decision-making when selecting the most appropriate Program Observation Instrument for their program. Additional webinars will be added periodically.

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