Classroom Assessment Scoring System (CLASS)
Introduction to the CLASS Tool
Are you a new teacher? A seasoned teacher looking for a refresher? Or just interested in understanding why effective interactions are so important for children’s learning and development? If so, this 3-hour virtual training is for YOU!
In this training, 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.
FALL 2022 Introduction to CLASS Training
Introduction to Infant CLASS
Introduction to Toddler CLASS
Introduction to Pre-K CLASS
Pre-K CLASS Instructional Support Strategies
Lost in the Fog?
Imagine you are steering a boat filled with precious cargo across the foggy surface of a lake. You need to deliver it safely to the other side so that it can be used to help the town. You can see some lights faintly through the fog, so you know the town is there, but you are really uncertain about finding the dock. You paddle forward tentatively, even a little fearfully.
Out of the fog you hear someone calling for you; the lantern on their boat shines through the fog, coming closer. As they approach, you call out to help them find you. Almost immediately, they are at your side offering to guide you to the dock – a trip they have taken many times.
CLASS Observation Training
This two-day training prepares you to identify and code the teacher-child interactions that improve learning. Attend this training as the first step in earning your CLASS Observer Certification as you prepare to code and observe classrooms. Whether CLASS data will be used for program evaluation or as a basis for professional development planning, it’s essential that the data is accurate and fair. During this training you’ll: Gain in-depth knowledge about the CLASS measure and the ways it organizes effective teacher-child interactions, benefit from explicit instruction and guided practice observing and coding—all provided by a Certified CLASS trainer and hone observation and coding skills as preparation for the CLASS reliability test.
For more information on CLASS tool, please go to: www.teachstone.com
Registration is accepted on a first-come, first-served basis although we reserve the right to limit the number of participants from any one center. Teachers must register themselves using their own email address and personal phone number. This information is needed for communications to confirm registration and to communicate any changes to training logistics. If you have any questions in regards to training, please contact Melissa Vegas at firstname.lastname@example.org.