The CLASS® Foundations for Teachers program is a collection of new online courses that provide a cost-effective and scalable approach to build a teacher’s understanding of the CLASS tool. The program supports organizations who are still developing their CLASS capacity, are impacted by the industry average teacher turnover rate of 45% or are looking for a flexible solution to provide targeted CLASS professional development based on individual observation data by requiring little-to-no CLASS knowledge and minimal planning to implement, access, and/or complete.
Learners in this program will complete teacher-focused content that promotes engagement and buy-in. Each course features a Teachstone Specialist who uses their years of experience introducing teachers to the CLASS Framework to guide learners through the courses and encourages them to reflect on their classroom practice. The flexible course structure allows teachers to focus on the domains, dimensions and indicators of the CLASS tool aligned to their own learning and professional goals. Each course offers bite-sized learning opportunities, which can be accessed from any device, to support teachers in fitting professional development into their busy schedules.
Bilingual Delivery: Allows learners to toggle between English and Spanish instruction throughout the entire program, including the opportunity to take course assessments in English or Spanish.
This program is comprised of 4 courses to allow you to customize your learning experience:
A Pre-K CLASS® Primer for Teachers (3 hrs, 0.3 CEUs)
Emotional Support for Pre-K Teachers (6 hrs, 0.6 CEUs)
Classroom Organization for Pre-K Teachers (6 hrs, 0.6 CEUs)
Instructional Support for Pre-K Teachers (6 hrs, 0.6 CEUs
This program provides foundational CLASS knowledge to support teachers in understanding and applying effective interactions in their classroom. While each course is built to be able to function as a standalone course, we would encourage teachers to complete all 4 courses for a comprehensive understanding of the Pre-K CLASS tool and how it can help them improve their teaching practice.
If you would like to enroll in all four courses, choose the Pre-K CLASS Foundations for Teachers Full Program from the drop down menu above. Otherwise, you can select which of the courses you are interested in and add them to your cart separately.