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Monday August 13th, 2018 8:30AM — 4:00PM
Tuesday August 14th, 2018 9:00AM — 3:00PM
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Early Childhood Teaching Pyramid Observation Tool (TPOT) Reliability Training

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Event Type: Inservices/workshops Inservices/workshops

Credit Type: Act 48 Clock Hour (10 hours) PQAS Childcare Training Hours

Registration Contact: Linda Rhine, lrhine@pattan.net, 800-360-7282

Content Contact: Sue Zeiders, szeiders@pattan.net,


This two day event will explicitly teach the components of the Teaching Pyramid Observation Tool (TPOT) in order to establish reliability among users. All participants are expected to observe a classroom observation video, complete and score the TPOT, and compare their results with the established values for reliability. Any participants not achieving reliability during this two day session will be expected schedule a follow up session.


Participants will be able to:

  • Define the components of the Teaching Pyramid Observation Tool
  • Describe the process for completing a TPOT Observation
  • Accurately score a TPOT observation

Target Audience

PAPBS Facilitators and coaches supporting EC/EI programs that are members of the PAPBS Network.

Individuals attending this course must arrive on time and stay the duration of the course in order to receive Act 48 Professional Education hours. Requests for exceptions are to be brought to the attention of the individual´s Superintendent or IU Director prior to the course.

Topics Covered: Early Intervention

Thursday September 20th, 2018 8:30AM — 4:00PM
  • Location: PaTTAN - Pittsburgh
  • Registration: OPEN
Friday September 21st, 2018 9:00AM — 3:00PM
  • Location: PaTTAN - Pittsburgh
  • Registration: OPEN
Wednesday November 7th, 2018 8:30AM — 4:00PM
  • Location: PaTTAN - Harrisburg
  • Registration: OPEN
Thursday November 8th, 2018 9:00AM — 3:00PM
  • Location: PaTTAN - Harrisburg
  • Registration: OPEN


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Reasonable efforts will be made to accommodate individuals who have special needs as addressed by the Americans with Disabilities Act and who need assistance at this training. Contact: Linda Rhine, at 800-360-7282, or lrhine@pattan.net.

Additional Information

Each participant will need to bring a copy of the TPOT manual and 2 copies of the TPOT protocol. They are published by Brookes Publishing and are available through the publisher or through most book stores and online vendors.