Looking to help children reach their highest potential by investing in teachers, Sesame found an ideal partner in Teachstone. The two organizations have a lot in common: they’re both dedicated to improving children’s long-term developmental success, steeped in rigorous academic research, and committed to producing high-quality learning experiences. There is also strength in their differences: Sesame offers expertise in child development and strategies for meeting the learning needs of the individual child, while Teachstone brings expertise in teaching effectiveness and professional development solutions targeted to the individual teacher.
The result of the partnership is a content-rich, research-based professional development series that connects the essence of CLASS—teacher-child interactions—with child-development concepts, helping teachers understand how their interactions impact children’s learning and practice strategies for improvement.
Available on myTeachstone, the series is co-produced by Sesame and Teachstone and focuses on social and emotional development, mathematics, and language and literacy, with 21 courses in total.