Our third annual InterAct CLASS Summit is just around the corner and we couldn’t be more excited. This year, we’re gearing up for our biggest event yet, with more CLASS educators than ever before. But event attendance is certainly not the only thing that is improving. Here are a few exciting new aspects of the Summit for this year:
Too often, we attend conferences with the best of intentions but then fail to actually implement what we've learned once we're back home. This year, our theme is Maximizing Your Impact—Today and Tomorrow. We’re doubling down on the quality of the sessions, and working with all session presenters to ensure that attendees benefit from common learning objectives. These objectives include reflecting on current practices and developing actionable plans to take new learnings back home.
Last December we received a record number of high quality session proposals (a good problem to have!). As we organized and accepted submissions, we were thrilled to see the new trends that are emerging in our field. One of the new tracks that came from our selection process is Culture of CLASS and Leadership. These sessions will explore what it means to develop a culture of CLASS, how to build strong CLASS leadership, and how to build a parallel process of CLASS philosophies at all levels of an organization.
The Teachstone Team is always hard at work developing and testing new learning services. But how often do you get a sneak peek into the cutting edge of those innovations? This year, we’re thrilled to host the new InterAct Learning Lounge, where you can do just that. It will be a place to explore new products, provide feedback, or take a social break.
In this field, we have difficult tasks ahead of us—but together we can achieve a lot. The value of the InterAct CLASS Summit comes from the connections we make with one another. That's why we’re establishing a new registrant benefit—a year-long membership into the CLASS Learning Community. We’ll use the community to foster connections before, during, and long after the Summit is over. It will help us continue important conversations, share resources, and hold each other accountable to the plans we make together.
If you’ve been to New Orleans, then you already know it's a magical place! It’s an honor to be hosting the InterAct CLASS Summit in the historic French Quarter. Whether you’re into delicious cuisine, amazing live music, or rich history and culture, New Orelans is the place to be. We encourage attendees to find time to experience the city and all it has to offer.
Haven’t yet purchased your ticket? Good news, there is still time to register! We hope to see you there.
Teachers everywhere have yet another new challenge—supporting students and their families from home. We know that high-quality interactions, including interesting, hands-on experiences that are facilitated and supported with feedback, scaffolding, and higher-order thinking questions, best support young students' learning. So how do you help your students' caregivers offer the same high-quality interactions while at home? Well, Rachel Giannini has some super fun ideas to share! The following are ideas she shared during her session at our recent InterAct CLASS Summit.
When schools abruptly closed due to Covid-19, teachers everywhere were given a new challenge—supporting students from home. This Teacher Appreciation Week, we at Teachstone want to celebrate the teachers impacting families and say thank you to teachers everywhere.
Here are a few thoughts from some of our team on the impact teachers are having on their families' lives.
Before the 2019 InterAct Class Summit in Nashville was even over, we were already excitedly planning 2020! But before we get too ahead of ourselves, let's take a quick look back at the incredible presenters, attendees, and staff that made 2019 possible. We had nearly 400 participants from all backgrounds—teachers, caregivers, mentors, coaches, trainers, implementation leaders, administrators, assessors, researchers, and more. However, their common passion for improving classroom interactions and empowering life-changing teachers was evident.
Teachstone is celebrating Week of the Young Child hosted by the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC). We'll be posting articles, videos, activities, and more all week on Facebook and Twitter.
For Tasty Tuesday, we've found a few healthy recipes for every mealtime, including dessert. These recipes are easy to assemble and make, and your early learners can help out as well. What are your favorite healthy recipes?