Early Childhood Teaching Pyramid Observation Tool (TPOT) Reliability Training

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Session Dates

Wednesday October 29, 2014 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Thursday October 30, 2014 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM


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 individualĀ“s Superintendent or IU Director prior to the course.

Topics Covered: Early Intervention

Event Info

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Dr. Sharon Doubet, Ph.D.

Event Contact:


Linda Rhine


Sue Zeiders

Additional Info

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.