Embedded formative assessment is tied to daily instruction. The implementation of TK creates opportunities to chart new paths in formative assessment by aligning teaching with student response . Participants will explore strategies for linking classroom assessment and differentiated instruction.
Ms. Karen Hayashi is a retired educator who taught preschool in Marysville and then special education
in Elk Grove for many years. She then became a special education program specialist and served as both vice principal and principal. She returned to the classroom for a year to revisit the challenges of classroom teaching. She then worked at the district level in a variety of positions, including reading specialist coordinator, instructional coach and language arts administrator.
Ms. Hayashi served on the English/Language Arts Content Review Panel for the California Standards Test (STAR) for many years and as an adjunct instructor in teacher education. After her retirement, Ms. Hayashi served as a content expert for the California Common Core Standards Review Panel. She remains active by volunteering several days a week at a Title I school and by consulting with both public and private schools.
Dr. Lisa Kaufman is the director of the Early Learning Services Department at the Santa Clara County Office of Education (SCCOE). She is responsible for leading Head Start, State Preschool, the Inclusion Collaborative, the California Preschool Instructional Network and Local Planning Council efforts as well as a variety of early learning initiatives, including the Santa Clara County Early Learning Master Plan, Educare of California at Silicon Valley and statewide and local strategic planning and implementation efforts for transitional kindergarten.
Prior to joining SCCOE, Dr. Kaufman served as the chief of Early Childhood Education at San Francisco Unified School District, where she was responsible for the district’s initial pre-k-3rd strategic planning efforts and led the city’s largest early learning program. She previously led Early Advantage, a collaborative effort of the Los Angeles County Office of Education and the Los Angeles County Education Foundation that served more than 30,000 children, families and early childhood and elementary educators annually.
Dr. Kaufman received her Ph.D. and A.M. in Developmental Psychology from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and her B.A. from the University of California, Los Angeles.