Have you ever wondered how to share feedback on CLASS observations with teachers? If the answer is yes, then our new CLASS Feedback Strategies: Sharing Observations with Teachers training may be right for you. Consider the following points when deciding whether the CLASS Feedback Strategies training will meet your program’s needs:
What is your program’s goal in observing and providing feedback?
We often sort goals into two categories:
Are you engaging in program-level or teacher-level data collection?
Program-level data collection is characterized by observing in a representative sample of classrooms and averaging scores across those classrooms. When using teacher-level data collection methods, every teacher within a given program is observed.
The CLASS Feedback Strategies training addresses observations and feedback for professional growth and is appropriate for programs using teacher-level data collection methods. If these characteristics describe your program, join us for our first regional CLASS Feedback Strategies training in Atlanta, GA, this July!
At Teachstone, our driving vision is to ensure every child experiences life-changing teaching. This mission is why we’re making a commitment to restabilize and improve education for every child, and every educator. And, we know that bringing this commitment to life requires providing education leaders with the support they need to not only face the current challenges, but that will propel towards the future of quality and equity.
Many teachers and leaders associate CLASS® with preschool. And we get it! It’s used in early childhood classrooms across the country, including Head Start programs, and it’s been more important than ever for young children as they begin to return to in-person learning.
But the principles of CLASS - Emotional Support, Classroom Organization, Instructional Support - are important for children well beyond Pre-K. The ever-increasing research base shows that interactions matter for children’s social-emotional and academic development. That’s why CLASS is organized to support children from infancy to high school with the developmentally appropriate interactions that drive learning - and why K-12 leaders are embracing CLASS in their schools.
Perhaps your school is already fully in person or using hybrid instruction. Or maybe you, like nearly half of the participants in our recent webinar Three Keys to Building a Blueprint for Reopening, are still completely virtual and looking ahead to when staff and students can be together again.
Since 2018, over 10,000 educators and counting have enrolled in a CDA with CLASS® program. That’s a milestone in and of itself. But when you zoom out, it means that tens of thousands of children are now cared for by these professionals. And, when you think of the number of meaningful, high-quality interactions that happen each and every day? It’s not unreasonable to think that there are a hundred thousand or more brain-building moments that happen daily because learners have enrolled in a CDA with CLASS program.