CLASS® is a proven approach to improving teaching quality and child outcomes at scale. Teachstone is here to support your journey.

Supporting Every Child, Every Educator in Michigan

Teachstone is proud to offer tailored professional development opportunities for educators, leaders, and families to improve teaching practices and improve student outcomes in—and out—of the classroom.

Find CLASS® trainings through MiRegistry to earn credit for professional development indicators for Great Start to Quality. Search for Professional Development

In February 2023, CLASS® will be available to programs to use as an On-Site Observation tool for Great Start to Quality, Michigan’s Quality Recognition and Improvement System. Learn More


Focus Measure Improve Cycle

What is CLASS®?

The CLASS tool was developed to help educators focus, measure, and improve teacher-child interactions and enables a continuous quality improvement approach that:

  • Focuses on the heart of great teaching
  • Promotes data-driven impact and ongoing progress monitoring
  • Supports integration and scales across organizations
  • Defines an equitable approach to quality
  • Gives consistency of quality across birth – secondary
  • Offers comprehensive, role-based professional development

CLASS in Different Settings

Dual Language Classrooms

DLLs can benefit socially and academically from being in classrooms with high quality teacher-child interactions.
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Family Child Care

Teachstone is committed to supporting family child care providers to ensure that all children are exposed to effective interactions that promote learning and development.
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Head Start

The power of Head Start educators is extraordinary. Teachstone is proud to offer resources that support educators' care for and educate the littlest and most vulnerable learners.
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Free Resources for Educators

In addition to CLASS trainings, we offer free webinars, blog posts, podcast episodes, and more to support the teachers and coaches throughout your program.

Combating Burnout

On this episode of Teaching with CLASS®, our guest Colleen Schmit returns to the podcast to help educators recognize and work through...
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Ready to start your continuous improvement journey?