Born from years of research, the Classroom Assessment Scoring System™, commonly known as CLASS®, was developed to focus, measure, and continuously improve the elements of teaching proven to have the greatest impact – the interactions between teachers and students. Studies have shown that these small intentional acts delivered throughout the day can add up to a huge impact.
Now used throughout the United States and around the world, CLASS has empowered thousands of teachers and impacted countless students. We have worked with programs across the world and will put that experience to work to assist you in implementing CLASS observation and professional development in your own community, school, program, or district.
Teachstone is committed to supporting Virginia’s quality initiatives through our work to ensure all children experience life-changing teaching by focusing on interactions that are proven to drive positive development and learning.
To help build local CLASS® Observer capacity in support of VQB5, the VDOE is offering monthly training opportunities during Practice Year 1 (2021-2022). These trainings are open to Preschool Development Grant (PDG) lead agency staff, site leaders who are participating in PDG, and school division staff.
In a world with so many changes, fostering children’s social-emotional skills feels more important than ever.
That’s why ECE-Virginia have created a monthly set of free resources you can use to foster children’s learning and healthy development.