Tweaking titles, choosing CLASS-themed swag, supporting presenters … it’s just another day at Teachstone with the 4th Annual InterAct CLASS Summit just six short weeks away!
This year, we’re pulling out all the stops to make sure the CLASS Summit is welcoming, dynamic, and most importantly—transformative. After all, CLASS is a tool aimed at empowering teachers to improve children’s lives. As we plan for the Summit, we’re taking a cue from amazing teachers everywhere to try to emulate what they do every day—transform lives.
Here are three key ways you can expect the InterAct CLASS Summit to support your own professional transformation:
Let the CLASS Summit remind you why you got into education in the first place with these opportunities:
Attend a free film screening of No Small Matter, and meet the featured teacher from the movie, Rachel Giannini (you can also catch her keynote address and breakout session!)
Prepare to be moved during the Power to the Profession session, where we’ll be celebrating a distinguished panel of teacher honorees
If you’re a fan of TED talks, don’t miss our inspiring Lightning Talks
2) Take Back Relevant and Specific Strategies
This year, we’re ensuring there is truly something for everybody. That’s why we’re providing more breakout tracks than ever before (no need to stick to just one). Explore them all using our interactive schedule.
Implementing the CLASS Journey (workshop-length sessions)
Empowering Great Teaching
CLASS for All
Systems-Building and Leadership
Community-building is a critical component of any professional conference. This year we’re going to make it easy for you to forge connections:
Join our InterAct Attendee Facebook Group and get to know your fellow attendees before your trip even begins (you’ll find some great Nashville recommendations there too!)
Take in a meal during an optional Birds of a Feather lunch table (topics TBA soon!)
InterAct with key CLASS experts by exploring the Learning Lounge, enjoying the free Monday night reception, or attending one of two breakout sessions facilitated by CLASS authors, Dr. Bridget Hamre and Dr. Robert Pianta.
Teachstone continues to fulfill the important role of supporting Spanish-speaking partners who implement CLASS in their programs and communities. In an effort to strengthen our reach to this key base, Teachstone recently hosted a regional conference in Caguas, Puerto Rico. The regional conference offered several CLASS trainings in Spanish as well as translation services for English trainings. Trainings were held from November 4–8 at the headquarters and facilities of Camera Mundi Inc. Camera Mundi is the largest and most comprehensive provider of products, equipment, materials, and services to the educational sector in Puerto Rico and the Caribbean.
You likely know children in your schools and local neighborhoods who are dual-language learners—eager to explore and whose parents want the best opportunities for them in school and in life. But did you know dual-language learners in the U.S. make up 32% of children under the age of five?