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Tiered CLASS Model of Professional Development

Tier I: introduction to CLASS
 
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 interaction.

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 Infant CLASS

  • Saturday, February 27, 2021

  • Time: 9:00 am to 12:00 pm

  • Location: Virtual Training

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Introduction to Toddler CLASS

  • Saturday, March 27, 2021

  • Time: 9:00 am to 12:00 pm

  • Location: Virtual Training

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Introduction to Pre-K CLASS
  • Saturday, February 27, 2021

  • Time: 9:00 am to 12:00 pm

  • Location: Virtual Training

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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)

  • Date: Wednesdays, March 3, 10, 17, 24, and 31
  • Time: 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm

  • Location: Virtual Training

  • Prerequisite: Introduction to Infant CLASS

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Toddler CGC series (must attend all 8 sessions)

  • Date: Wednesdays, April 7, 14, 21 & 28 and May 5, 12, 19, & 26
  • Time: 4:00 am – 6:00 pm

  • Location: Virtual Training

  • Prerequisite: Introduction to Toddler CLASS

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Pre-K CGC series (must attend all 8 sessions)

Includes weekday and weekend dates

  • Date: Saturday, March 6, 2021 and April 10, 2021; Thursdays, March 11, 18, & 25 and April 15, 22, & 29

  • Time: Saturdays: 8:30am – 12:30 pm, Thursdays: 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
  • Location: Virtual Training

  • 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 , PD Coordinator 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 2021.

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.
 
Virtual Training Requirements:

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.
 
Participants must log in at least fifteen minutes prior to the start of the session to make sure audio, video and internet connection works. Be sure to name your device by using your first and last name only. You may need to download Zoom first if you have not used it before, so please make sure you give yourself enough time to troubleshoot.
 
Participants must log in on their own device using a computer, laptop, or tablet.
To minimize disruptions, we ask that you mute your microphone when you are not speaking and/or sharing.
 
To avoid any disruptions, participants will not be admitted into the training session 15 minutes after the start time.
 
If you have any questions, please contact Julie Paley at julie.paley@jpschools.org.