As a former teacher, coach and Center Director, I remember hearing about new types of professional development and other materials across the early childhood field. I wanted to try everything! But budgets and time are limited, and I always felt like I was missing out on the good stuff.
That’s why in my new role at Teachstone, I’ve developed a way to support early childhood programs in testing out new Teachstone offerings and getting a glimpse into what it means to deliver on the promise of CLASS.
Through our new partnerships program, you can apply either as a Coach or as a Center to team up with Teachstone. If selected, you may find yourself starring in a Teachstone video exemplar, testing a new product, or participating in a focus group. In return, we provide training, professional development, or other support based on your needs.
We’ve just opened our application process and are looking forward to learning more about your work and your program. Please apply here; we’re reviewing applications on a rolling basis. Perhaps, we’ll find ourselves the perfect match!
When I first learned about CLASS Group Coaching—a training for early childhood professionals about building relationships with children—I was more than a little interested. This, I thought. This is what teaching is all about. It seems to be an obvious concept, but once we dig deeper, we are able to identify the whys and hows of our interactions. CLASS Group Coaching allows us to identify the benefits of our classroom relationships with our students and helps us be intentional in our daily practices. It allows us to utilize each moment we have with our students to deepen our understanding of their perspectives and genuinely connect with them as people. It helps us see the world from their view and guide their learning in a way that is relevant to them.
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.