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TPOT™ Seminar

TPOT™ Seminar

About the seminar


Anna WinnekerDenise Perez BinderCinda ClarkCrystal BishopDarbianne Shannon; Mandy Peirick; Molly Gilson; Alana Schnitz,
Lise Fox, Ph.D.Mary Louise Hemmeter, Ph.D.Patricia Snyder, Ph.D

Seminar length

2 days

Number of participants

Up to 25

Seminar fee

2–day: $4,600

What do speaker fees include?

Teaching Pyramid Observation Tool (TPOT™) Reliability Training

The Teaching Pyramid Observation Tool (TPOT™) reliability workshop prepares participants in the use of the instrument to gather information on preschool teacher implementation of the Pyramid Model practices. This is an intensive workshop that requires prerequisite knowledge, preparation, and participation in the entire workshop. Participants who successfully complete the workshop and meet reliability standards will receive a certificate indicating reliability status and can serve as reliability partners to other observers. Successful completion will indicate that the TPOT workshop participant is reliable with the instrument development team.

During the 2-day seminar, participants will learn

  • how to use TPOT instrument with a focus on key definitions and scoring guidance
  • about the scoring of indicators
  • how to observe and interview based on a 2 ½ hour video
  • and to score the TPOT to check for reliability with the gold standard score

Who will benefit from this seminar?

PBS coaches; early childhood training and technical assistance providers; Head Start mental health specialists and education managers; resource and referral trainers; QRIS technical assistance providers; early childhood program directors; curriculum specialists;  Head Start TA providers; inclusion specialists.


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TPOT™ Seminar

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2-day seminar focusing on reliability training.

Please note that prerequisites are required for participation in this training, they are listed below.

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Participation prerequisites

In order to participate in the TPOT workshop, all attendees should be familiar with the Pyramid Model and have completed some Pyramid Model training (e.g., CSEFEL preschool modules).  Participants are strongly encouraged to review the Inventory of Practices for Promoting Children’s Social Emotional Competence prior to attending the workshop.

If participants have limited background in the Pyramid Model, they are strongly encouraged to visit these Pyramid Model websites to view videos and presentations.

Speakers’ travel expenses are reimbursable to the speaker unless your organization and BOL have negotiated a flat travel fee for the speaker. Travel expenses will include transportation (including, but not limited to, airfare/car rental/cab fare/gas and mileage), lodging, meals, and related incidental expenses.