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Approaching Proficient Project

The Approaching Proficient grant was awarded to the Jefferson Parish Public School System and the Jefferson Early Childhood Collaborative by the Louisiana Department of Education to support improvements to early childhood education quality. This grant, a supplement to the federal Preschool Development grant, will provide teachers at low-performing sites with professional development designed to strengthen teacher-child interactions, classroom instruction and to improve kindergarten readiness.

The Approaching Proficient Project is a tiered approach to professional development for teachers in participating sites. Below is a list of training and coaching services provided, each tier must be completed in the sequence listed.

  • Introduction Tier (Tier 1)
    • Introduction to CLASS
      • A full-day training where teachers learn the basics of the CLASS instrument, domains and dimensions. It is designed to help teachers learn about effective teacher-child interactions, as defined by the CLASS tool, and the ways these interactions help children learn.
        • Introduction to Infant CLASS
          • Thursday, June 14, 2018 from 8:30 am to 11:30 am
          • Location: 501 Manhattan Blvd., Harvey, LA 70058
          • Register
          • Saturday, July 7, 2018 from 8:30 am to 11:30 am
          • Location: 822 S. Clearview Pkwy, Harahan 70123
          • Register
        • Introduction to Toddler CLASS
          • Wednesday, June 13, 2018 from 8:30 am to 3:30 pm
          • Location: 6301 Camphor St., Metairie, LA 70003
          • Register
          • Saturday, July 14, 2018 from 8:30 am to 3:30 pm
          • Location: 501 Manhattan Blvd., Harvey, LA 70058
          • Register
        • Introduction to Pre-K CLASS
          • Saturday, June 16, 2018 from 8:30 am to 3:30 pm
          • Location: 822 S. Clearview Pkwy, Harahan 70123
          • Register
          • Tuesday, July 10, 2018 from 8:30 am to 3:30 pm
          • Location: 501 Manhattan Blvd., Harvey, LA 70058
          • Register
  • Training Series Tier (Tier 2)
    • Making the Most of Classroom Interactions (MMCI)
      • Over the course of twelve sessions at 2.5 hours per session, an instructor provides in-person training to a team of teachers, preparing them to identify, understand, and apply stronger CLASS interactions to their classrooms.
        • Infant/Toddler MMCI Series
          • August 2018- October 2018
          • Six Saturday sessions from 8:30 am to 2:30 pm
        • Pre-K MMCI Series
          • August 2018 - October 2018
          • Twelve weeknight sessions from 4:00 pm to 6:30 pm
  • Coaching Tier (Tier 3)
    • MyTeachingPartner (MTP)
      • Coaches are trained to support teachers one-on-one, using classroom videos to guide learning and self-reflection.

 

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