Tiered CLASS Model of Professional Development
Tier I: introduction to CLASS
In this three-hour virtual training session 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 Toddler CLASS
Introduction to Pre-K CLASS
A stipend may be available to teachers in early learning centers upon successful completion of the training.
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 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)
Toddler CGC series (must attend all 8 sessions)
Pre-K CGC series (must attend all 8 sessions)
Includes weekday and weekend dates
A stipend may be available to teachers in early learning centers upon successful completion of the training series including 100% attendance and participation.
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.
A stipend may be available to teachers in early learning centers upon successful completion of 12 coaching cycles before May 2021.
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.
Participants will receive an email with handouts and the link for Zoom three days prior to each training session. It is recommended that you print all handouts prior to each session.