CLASS Observation Trainings

Description:

To help build local CLASS® Observer capacity in support of the new Unified Virginia Quality Birth to Five System (VQB5), the Virginia Department of Education is offering monthly training opportunities during Practice Year 1 (2021-2022).  The Classroom Assessment Scoring System (CLASS) is an observational tool that measures the effectiveness of teacher-child interactions. It focuses on interactions because research consistently shows that interactions are essential to children’s social and academic outcomes. The CLASS is used to measure and improve teaching quality in early care and education settings throughout the world.

VDOE Sponsored CLASS® Observer Trainings are only open to Preschool Development Grant (PDG) lead agency staff; Site leaders who are participating in PDG and School Division staff.  All participants are required to take the reliability test at the completion of the training and be prepared to conduct local CLASS® observations for your program, or other early childhood programs in a PDG Community and/or school division.

Access to the required online coursework will be made available approximately 2-weeks prior to the training start date. Required online coursework must be completed prior to the first trainer facilitated session in order to receive access to the Zoom Meeting Link. Participants will need to complete required online coursework daily throughout the training to continue participating in the facilitated sessions.

Session Options:

  • Virtual PreK CLASS Observation Training August 10-12
  • Virtual PreK CLASS Observation Training August 18-20
  • Virtual Toddler CLASS Observation Training August 23-25
  • Virtual PreK CLASS Observation Training August 31-September 2
  • Virtual PreK CLASS Observation Training September 8-10
  • Virtual PreK CLASS Observation Training September 13-15
  • Evening Faciliated: Virtual Toddler CLASS Observation Training September 29-October 1
  • Virtual PreK CLASS Observation Training October 4-6
  • Virtual PreK CLASS Observation Training October 12-14
  • Virtual PreK CLASS Observation Training October 20-22
  • Virtual Toddler CLASS Observation Training 25-27
  • Virtual PreK CLASS Observation Training November 9-11
  • Virtual PreK CLASS Observation Training December 6-8
  • Virtual PreK CLASS Observation Training December 15-17