Past Event Monday, February 26, 2024

Youth PQA External Assessor Reliability Training

February 26-March 1, 2024 | Live Virtual Interactive Workshop via Zoom

This challenging workshop is intended for participants who will serve as new reliable external assessors, supporting the Youth Program Quality Improvement (YPQI) approach. Participants must have completed PQA Basics prior to attending and complete a pre-workshop homework assignment. To become reliable assessors, participants must meet rigorous standards that require in-depth exploration of the Program Quality Assessment (PQA) through observation and scoring practice. The workshop culminates in a video reliability check where participants must achieve a score of 80% or higher for the Youth PQA to become endorsed. Participants who reach reliability are able to collect research quality data and conduct external assessments for two years from their date of endorsement. In addition to the workshop, external assessors receive access to comprehensive supports, including an optional continuing education process that is available to complete once they've been endorsed.

Anyone who will be conducting external assessments as part of a quality assessment and improvement process should attend this workshop. This workshop is also recommended for coaches or network advisors that will be working with sites to complete the self-assessment process or to implement improvement plans.

Cost: $575.00 (Payment required at registration)

This training will take place on:
• Monday, February 26, 12:00pm - 1:00pm ET
• Tuesday, February 27, 12:00pm - 3:00pm ET
• Wednesday, February 28, 12:00pm - 3:00pm ET
• Friday, March 1, 12:00pm - 2:00pm ET

You must be able to attend all four sessions in order to participate.

This Live Virtual Interactive Training will be structured into self-paced time when you do training activities on your own and 4 scheduled (synchronous) live virtual interactive sessions via Zoom. During the synchronous Zoom sessions, the trainer will lead participants in experiential learning activities. The self-paced work (totaling 1-2 hours per day after the live virtual sessions) includes practice and learning activities to complete before, between or after the synchronous online Zoom sessions.

Note: This workshop has a maximum of 15 participants.

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