Early Childhood Teaching Pyramid Observation Tool (TPOT) Reliability Training

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Session Dates

Tuesday October 11, 2016 8:30 AM - 4:00 PM - PaTTAN - EAST
Wednesday October 12, 2016 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM - PaTTAN - EAST


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.

Topics Covered: Early Intervention

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: Molly Martz, at 717-901-2151, or mmartz@pattan.net

Event Info

Event Type:


Credit Type:

Act 48 Clock Hour
PQAS Childcare Training Hours
No credit


Aimee Newswanger

Event Contact:


Linda Rhine

Content Contact:

Sue Zeiders

Additional Info

Each participant will need to have 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.Additionally, In order to participate in the TPOT Reliability Training you must have had training in CSEFEL Modules 1 and 2 within the last 5 years.