11th Annual National Training Institute on Effective Practices
Addressing Challenging Behavior: Supporting Young Children's Social/Emotional Development

Monday April 18 & Tuesday April 19, 2016Room: TBD

Pre-Conference Workshop:
Teaching Pyramid Observation Tool (TPOT) for Preschool Classrooms Reliability Training (2 Days)

Presented by:

Denise Binder

About TPOT

Participants watch video and listen to presenter at TPOT workshop.The Teaching Pyramid Observation Tool (TPOT) for Preschool Classrooms reliability training prepares attendees to assess preschool teacher implementation of the Pyramid Model practices using the published version of the TPOT instrument. 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. Registration is limited and early registration is suggested.


TPOT PyramidIn order to participate in the TPOT workshop, all attendees must be familiar with the Pyramid Model and the current TPOT instrument. Before completing registration, check to be certain that you meet all of the following prerequisites:

Learn more about NTI registration.

TPOT manual and instrument cover
All TPOT Participants receive a copy of the TPOT Manual and Scoring Tool. An $80 Value!

TPOT Registration

Cost: $225


Participants are required to attend the entire workshop:

Day 1



8:30 am

Overview and instrument structure

9:30 am

Observation item discussion and scoring practice

10:30 am


10:45 am

Observation item discussion and scoring practice

12:00 pm


1:00 pm

Observation item discussion and scoring practice

3:00 pm


3:15 pm

Interview item scoring

4:00 pm

Interview video scoring

4:30 pm

End of day 1

Day 2



8:30 am

Strategies for responding to challenging behavior


Red flag discussion

8:45 am


9:15 am

Check out video (Part 1)

10:15 am


10:30 am

Check out video (Part 2)

11:30 am

Interview video

12:00 pm

Scoring reminders/tips

12:30 pm

Working Lunch

2:00 pm

Scoring wrap-up


Workshop ends as participants complete scoring and are checked for reliability.