Learning Communities

Welcome to TATS Learning Communities

These interactive web-based communities offer participants opportunities to learn from one another, share tools and resources, and explore issues together in a professional environment.

Current topics are described below. To join a community, select the button for registration. If you have questions about a specific community, please email the community’s contact person from the email button. Meetings are virtual and will be held monthly beginning in November (no meetings in December).

TATS Facilitators are excited to present these opportunities and look forward to the discussions.


Topic: Age Anchoring Functional and Observable Skills

This learning community is intended for staff working directly with collecting, synthesizing, and applying data to inform COS ratings for Child Outcomes Measurement Systems. The goal of the learning community is for participants to gain knowledge and experience in the process for age anchoring functional and observable skills. Register below to receive a link to join the meetings.

When: 2nd Tuesday of each month from 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm EST (11:00 am – 12:00 pm CST)


Topic: COS Ratings and Form

This interactive community will focus on increasing fidelity in COS ratings which will promote high quality and confidence in our COS data. The community is intended for district staff who participate in COS team meetings.  Participants will learn from one another and explore issues together in a virtual meeting format that will be held on a monthly basis.  Register below to receive a link to join the meetings.

When: 4th Tuesday of each month from 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm EST (11:00 am – 12:00 pm CST)


Topic: Engaging Families and Using a Collaborative Teaming Process

This interactive learning community will focus on engaging families, and using a collaborative teaming process for gathering family input, as well as input from multiple team members (related service providers, childcare professionals, etc.). Participants will share resources related to promoting and maintaining practices that lead to high-quality teaming processes. Register below to receive a link to join the meetings.

When: 2nd Thursday of each month from 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm EST (11:00 am – 12:00 pm CST)


Topic: Focus on Functionality in the 3 Outcome Areas

This Learning Community will focus on how to identify functional skills throughout classroom routines and then relate identified skills back to the three child outcome areas.  This community is to help participants promote and maintain practices that lead to high-quality COS data and the ability to use those data in meaningful ways. Participants will learn from one another, share tools and resources, and explore issues together in a virtual meeting format that will be held on a monthly basis.  Register below to receive a link to join the meetings.

When: 1st Tuesday of each month from 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm EST (11:00 am – 12:00 pm CST)