Technical Assistance

Technical Assistance

What we offer

Assessment for Responsive Teaching (ART) provides free, ongoing technical assistance through June 2017 for all educators and administrators trained in Teaching Strategies GOLD. We have experienced trainers all across the state to provide the support you need.

We understand that implementation of formative assessment and the use of an online assessment tool come with many challenges. You can continue to request and obtain support as your questions and needs change over time. For example, at first you might have questions about how to enter data and finalize checkpoints, and later might want help knowing how to observe and document more efficiently, or knowing how to use the various TS GOLD reports.

Our aim is to help educators learn how to make formative assessment and the use of TS GOLD a more manageable, meaningful, integrated part of classroom practice.

Is there a cost for technical assistance?

All technical assistance we provide to you is free of charge.

How do I request support?

Complete the survey below:

EEC- Licensed Early Educators Technical Assistance Request Form

Once we have received your request, we will contact you to find out more about your specific needs and will put you in touch with one of our trainers, who will set up a time to meet with you and your teachers. If you have questions, please contact us using the details at the bottom of the page.

Trainings available

We also offer additional 5-hour courses related to formative assessment, including a course for educators and one for administrators in Utilizing Formative Assessment Data.

Help available from Teaching Strategies GOLD:

For technical questions and problems using the website, email magold@teachingstrategies.com or call 1-866-736-5913. The Teaching Strategies GOLD website offers many valuable demonstration articles and videos, found on your home page, once you log in to GOLD, and via the Help button on your home page.

For more information, contact: 
Position: 
Training Coordinator
Phone: 
413.586.4900 x5571
Email: 
gpioggia@collaborative.org