All About GOLD

GOLD® is the authentic, ongoing, observation-based assessment system that helps teachers and administrators like you focus on what matters most for children's success. Your program will access GOLD® through MyTeachingStrategies™, a one-stop spot for all your teaching and assessing needs. 

On-Demand Orientations

If you are new to GOLD®, MyTeachingStrategies™ offers an hour-long webinar designed to introduce teachers and administrators to GOLD® as accessed through MyTeachingStrategies™. Click here to register for the session that best applies to your role. 

Support for Getting Started

For step-by-step guidance for using many of the features and functionality of MyTeachingStrategies™, you can also reference the MyTeachingStrategies™ How-To Guides for Teachers and Administrators: 

Useful GOLD Resources
  • The Bright & Early ND MyTeachingStrategies™ Timeline (PDF, 589 KB) will help you create an achievable timeline for your program during the Step 3 Bright & Early ND Cohort.
  • Bright & Early ND will verify your program's child documentation portfolios online through MyTeachingStrategies™. Review the GOLD® Documentation Review (PDF, 670 KB) tip sheet to ensure your program is meeting the minimum requirements needed for a Step 3 Quality Rating.
  • Want more? Don't forget to check out the Bright & Early ND Partner Handbook for frequently asked questions about GOLD®.