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All professional development sessions canceled due to Hurricane IDA have been rescheduled. Please see the calendar and PD pages for new dates

Tiered CLASS Model of Professional Development

Tier I: (Eligible for Stipend)
 
In this first level of building knowledge, leaders and teachers learn about effective interactions through Introduction to CLASS Training sessions.  These three-hour virtual trainings are individualized by age level so that teachers receive information about effective interactions appropriate to the age of children they are teaching.  Teachers will learn the basics of the CLASS instrument, learn about effective teacher-child interactions and the ways these interactions help children learn.
 
Introduction to Infant CLASS

  • Saturday, August 21, 2021

  • Time: 9:00 am to 12:00 pm

  • Location: Jefferson Schools Administration Building
    501 Manhattan Boulevard
    Harvey, LA 70058
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Introduction to Toddler CLASS

  • Saturday, August 14, 2021

  • Time: 9:00 am to 12:00 pm

  • Location: JPS Emenes Building - Eastbank
    822 S. Clearview Parkway
    Harahan, LA 70123

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  • Saturday, October 16, 2021

  • Time: 9:00 am to 12:00 pm

  • Location: Virtual Training

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Introduction to Pre-K CLASS
  • Saturday, August 21, 2021

  • Time: 9:00 am to 12:00 pm

  • Location: Jefferson Schools Administration Building
    501 Manhattan Boulevard
    Harvey, LA 70058
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A stipend may be available to teachers in early learning centers upon successful completion of the training.


Tier II

This tier of PD offers leaders and teachers the opportunity to begin applying knowledge about effective interactions to their own classrooms through a group coaching series, Making the Most of Classroom Interactions (MMCI). These highly interactive sessions will be offered on weeknights and Saturdays, with stipends also available for teachers for their time.


CLASS Group Coaching (CGC)
formerly known as Making the Most of CLASSroom Interactions (MMCI)


Think about your favorite group learning experience. What made it so memorable? Was it the collaboration with your peers? Learning from each other’s experience? Feeling supported in your practice?  You will get all the above and more in the CGC series.

CLASS Group Coaching is a training series organized around the Know, See, Do model of professional development for teachers. This training series encourages and supports teachers' use of CLASS to explain the impact of specific teacher-child interactions on children's learning, identify effective teacher-child interactions in videos and in their classrooms, and strengthen their teaching practices by integrating more intentional teacher-child interactions.

This program will support teachers’ growth no matter their experience level with CLASS.

Infant CGC series (must attend all 5 sessions to be eligible for a $ 150 Stipend)

  • Date: Tuesdays, October 5, 12, 19, 26 & November 2, 2021
  • Time: 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm

  • Location: Jefferson Parish Schools Administration Building
    501 Manhattan Boulevard
    Harvey, LA 70058
  • Prerequisite: Introduction to Infant CLASS

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Toddler CGC series (must attend all 8 sessions to be eligible for a $ 240 Stipend)

  • Date: Thursdays, October 21, 28, November 4, 11, 18, and December 2, 9 & 16
  • Time: 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm

  • Location: Jefferson Parish Schools Administration Building
    501 Manhattan Boulevard
    Harvey, LA 70058
  • Prerequisite: Introduction to Toddler CLASS

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Pre-K CGC series (must attend all 10 sessions to be eligible for a $ 300 Stipend)

Includes weekday and weekend dates

  • Date: Tuesdays, October 5, 12, 19, 26 and November 6, 9, 2021; Saturday, October 23 and November 6, 2021
  • Time: Saturdays 8:30 am – 12:30 pm, Thursdays 4:oo pm – 6:00 pm
  • Location: Jefferson Parish Schools Administration Building
    501 Manhattan Boulevard
    Harvey, LA 70058
  • Prerequisite: Introduction to Pre-K CLASS

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A stipend may be available to teachers in early learning centers upon successful completion of the training series including 100% attendance and participation.

Tier III

In the top tier, Jefferson will provide job-embedded coaching using two research-based models of coaching, including the Lastinger Model of Practice-Based Coaching and the Teachstone model, myTeaching Partner.  Both models are grounded in relationship-based practices that use capacity-building strategies to support leaders and teachers to acquire new professional knowledge and apply this knowledge within instructional practices.

MyTeachingPartner (MTP) 1-on-1 Video Coaching

In MTP 1-on-1 Video Coaching, MTP CLASS coaching specialists uses video footage as a means for providing practice-based feedback to teachers to support teachers in developing a critical eye for identifying and expanding CLASS interactions with children—building upon what’s working well and boosting the effectiveness of the interactions they provide.

  • Contact Julie Paley , if you are interested in MTP Coaching


A stipend may be available to teachers in early learning centers upon successful completion of 12 coaching cycles before May 2022.

Registration:

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.