CLASS® Group Coaching (MMCI) Infant and Toddler
What is CLASS Group Coaching?
CLASS Group Coaching is a coach training and teacher professional development program designed to help teachers improve their quality of teaching. We currently offer the program at the Infant/Toddler and Pre-K age levels.
Who do we recommend CLASS Group Coaching for?
We recommend this program for organizations that are looking to build foundational CLASS knowledge throughout their teacher population. This program is also recommended for organizations that are looking to build a coaching structure to support teacher growth in their organization.
What do teachers do?
Teachers attend a series of 6 four-hour, face-to-face Saturday sessions led by a coach. In these sessions, teachers will:
- learn the importance of effective teaching
- get to know each of the CLASS domains and dimensions of teaching
- get to see what each dimension looks like in a classroom
- plan to practice effective teaching
Between each session, teachers will practice effective teaching in their classroom and engage with online resources to deepen their learning of the CLASS domains and dimensions.
When teachers return to each session, they will reflect on their practice with their coach and peers in a group discussion. This not only helps teachers hold one another accountable to practice between sessions, it allows them to learn from each other's experiences.
Do teachers need to know about CLASS before they attend CLASS Group Coaching?
There is no need for teachers to know about CLASS before they participate in this program. This program will support teachers’ growth no matter their experience level with CLASS.
How is the content structured?
The program begins with an introductory session in which the teachers develop rapport, learn what CLASS is, and get an introduction to the CLASS domains of effective teaching. In this first Thursday session, teachers will also be introduced to what they will learn about in the following sessions. The 2nd through the 12th Thursday Session will cover each of the CLASS dimensions of effective teaching, usually 3 to 4 dimensions per session. In these sessions, teachers learn what the dimension is, and what indicators make up the dimension, see written and video examples of each dimension, and then plan to practice these interactions. The last Thursday session will also include a send-off that celebrates all the progress the teachers made in the program.
Participants who complete all the required sessions will receive 2.4 CEU's/24 In-Service hours.
1/12, 1/19, 1/26, 2/2, 2/9, 2/16, 2/23, 3/2, 3/9, 3/16, 3/23, 3/30 (2023)
This is an IN-PERSON, Face-to-Face Training.
The class will start promptly at 6:30 pm. Please arrive at least 10 minutes before the start of the class.
The Early Learning Coalition of Palm Beach County
Port Center Training Room
2051 M.L.K. Jr Blvd #300, Riviera Beach, FL 33404
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