Using the Early Language and Literacy Classroom Observation (ELLCO) Tool
Create classrooms in which children’s early literacy flourishes!
This seminar serves as an overview of the Early Language and Literacy Classroom Observation (ELLCO) Tool. Participants learn how to use the ELLCO Tool to identify the practices and environmental supports that can nourish children’s early literacy and language development in early childhood classrooms. They also learn how to use the tool as a catalyst for discussion among co-workers and in selecting instructional practices and strategies that help improve student performance. Participants have the opportunity to practice using the ELLCO to analyze videos and scenarios. This seminar is approximately 6 hours long.
Interested in a longer ELLCO seminar? The Education Development Center (EDC) offers a three-day seminar in which participants practice observing classrooms and interviewing teachers. Participants then review and assess the observations and interviews. Working in small groups, and guided by instructors, they analyze their group’s inter-rater reliability in administering the ELLCO. At the end of the session, participants receive a report that summarizes their group’s inter-rater reliability.
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