It’s almost 2022, and with the new year comes a new chance to re-focus on our role as educators and ECE leaders. Knowing the challenges in our field, it’s our responsibility to do better, and “back to normal” isn’t good enough. Let’s join together for discussions on how we can better support educators and children.
Teachstone is excited to announce that registration is now open for the 2022 InterAct Now: CLASS® Summit. This year’s virtual event takes place over three half-days—from March 15-17, 2022. Each day, sessions will take place from 12-4 p.m. EST on our engaging online platform.
We invite you and your colleagues to join us as we come together to confront inequity, explore the potential of our impact, and support the amazing work that ECE educators do every day.
This is the seventh annual Summit hosted by Teachstone, and this year may be our best yet. Attendees can choose their own pathway of learning during three days of keynotes, breakout sessions, and live networking opportunities. All content and videos will be available for up to six months after the event for ongoing use.
Sessions will be focused around one core theme – that every child and every educator deserves life-changing interactions. The pandemic has only magnified some of the challenges that both children and teachers have been experiencing. But it also presents an opportunity for us to fix what’s broken. Now is our time to do better.
This March, we invite you to join Teachstone in finding ways to lift up and support our incredible workforce, confront and challenge inequities, and make the biggest impacts for both adults and children.
Registration is open now with limited-time Early Bird pricing of just $180 per person. This special, discounted rate ends February 4, 2022. We’ll be announcing more details soon, so stay tuned for more exciting news!
Submit a Session
InterAct attendees are a global network of educators who work together to share perspectives and strategies. If you’re interested in leading a discussion and presenting this year, please submit your session proposal. We want your help creating sessions that speak to and reflect your community. Submissions are due January 9, 2022, and we will inform you if your proposal is accepted by January 19.
There are three formats for presenters to choose from:
Suggested topics include (but aren’t limited to!): diversity, equity, and inclusion; your stories of impact; ways you’re using data to drive change; CLASS content and curriculum; and systems planning. To learn more about what kinds of presentations have happened at previous InterAct Summits, you can find recordings on our website.
Receive timely updates delivered straight to your inbox.
State policymakers have an exciting opportunity to level the playing field for early childhood education with thoughtful system design using the newly released Preschool Development Grant Birth to Five, also known as PDG B-5. This grant provides funding to State early childhood agencies’ to strengthen early childhood systems. In particular, a portion of PDG B-5 funding is targeted for Renewal Grants—24 out of 25 eligible states are expected to be awarded funding for PDG B-5 Renewal Grants. These Renewal Grants will provide three consecutive years of funding to support activities and implementation in each state.
Moving towards a post-pandemic world, early childhood education is still in a fractured state of recovery. Numerous headlines define the inequitable foundation early childhood system is built on that limits educators’ capacity to thrive and impact children’s lives. Yet demand for early learning remains steadfast as families get back to routines in communities everywhere. How do policymakers start to level the playing field for early childhood programs with equitable policies while increasing access for families in need of high-quality care?
Feel intimidated by the idea of advocacy? Many do. Our guest on today's episode of Teaching with CLASS, Jake Stewart, explains the importance of using your voice to make change & easy ways to take action. Whether you're talking to Members of Congress, creating a TikTok, or simply talking to a family member, your voice as an educator matters.