INTERACTIONS MATTER NOW MORE THAN EVER

And they can improve outcomes for Virginia's children.

In Partnership with the Virginia Department of Education and Center for Advanced Study of Teaching and Learning

Creating a Uniform Measurement and Improvement System with VQB5

Virginia is committed to broadening and strengthening the larger birth-to-five childhood landscape. Visit the VDOE site to learn more about their Building a Unified Early Childhood System initiative, the new New Early Childhood Advisory Committee, and details around the development of a new measurement and improvement system, called Unified Virginia Quality Birth to Five System, or VQB5.

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Why Interactions? Why CLASS®?

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.

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Register for a VDOE CLASS® Observation Training

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.

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Special Pricing is Available

Through an agreement with the Virginia Department of Education, lower pricing is available for many CLASS trainings and supporting materials.

Your dedicated success team is here to help you every step of the way, whether you are just getting started with CLASS or are a seasoned CLASS veteran.  Eddie Dual and Christine Meyer are available to provide guidance and help you structure a solution to improve child outcomes through quality teacher-child interactions.

 

 

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ECE-Virginia Resource Hub

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.

A System of Continuous Quality Improvement

Start by focusing on change and building readiness. Next, train your staff how to observe interactions in the classrooms and collect CLASS data. Then, use data to develop tailored professional development plans that help your staff improve. Track data and advancements over time and create a cycle of continuous quality improvement for your organization.

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Focus on the Interactions that Matter Most

Help your organization understand why teacher-student interactions are the key focus of CLASS by creating a clear vision, building change readiness, and establishing foundational knowledge of quality interactions.

Measure Interactions to Identify Opportunities for Improvement

Train staff to collect CLASS data in order to measures the quality of teacher-student interactions within your organization. Then, use the data to drive improvement at the teacher and program level.

 

Improve Teaching Practices with Tailored Professional Development

Use CLASS data to create tailored professional development and coaching opportunities that help teachers improve their teaching practices. With myTeachstone, programs can leverage reports to understand areas of opportunity and assign professional development.

CLASS in Early Childhood Special Education

All children benefit from being in warm, supportive environments where they can develop strong relationships with their teachers and peers. See how CLASS is used in classrooms with children who are receiving special education services, issues that may arise, and how to address them in our guide for Using the CLASS in Inclusive Early Childhood Programs.

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Helpful CLASS Resources

Blog: CLASS® and Its Impacts on Teachers and Students

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E-Book: 5 Challenges Education Leaders are Facing in 2021 and How to Move Forward Together

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Webinar: Interactions at the Heart of Healing: CLASS-based Strategies for Supporting Teachers and Children

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Additional CLASS Services and Supports

Build a Quality Workforce With the Only CDA with CLASS

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Understand Quality in Your Programs and Support Teacher Growth with myTeachstone

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Connect Teachers with Certified CLASS Coaches with myCoach Connect Video Coaching

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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.

CLASS® is the most highly researched measure for observing the elements of teaching that matter most – the daily interactions they have with students.  Whether you work with newborns or high school students, we can help your organization improve those important interactions that affect child development and outcomes.

Teachstone is the certifying organization of CLASS® and was founded by the co-authors of the tool. 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.

Your dedicated success team is here to help you every step of the way, whether you are just getting started with CLASS or are a seasoned CLASS veteran.  Eddie Dual and Christine Meyer are available to provide guidance and help you structure a solution to improve child outcomes through quality teacher-child interactions

Contact Eddie and Christine!

The CLASS® Framework

CLASS is the leading quality improvement system for teaching and the framework consists of three important components – Focus, Measure and Improve.

myTeachstone is our proprietary online CLASS data management and professional development platform and the system that ties it all together.

 

Get Started!

We are here to help. Contact your success team, Eddie Dual and Christine Meyer to get started. They will listen and help structure a solution that meets your specific needs.