Copyright © 2011, Teachstone Training, LLC. All Rights ReservedIntroduction to thePre-K ClassroomAssessmentScoringSystem™
Copyright © 2011 Teachstone Training, LLC. All rights reserved.What is Teachstone?• Founded in 2008 by two of the authors ...
Copyright © 2011 Teachstone Training, LLC. All rights reserved.ObjectivesParticipants will• Know how the CLASS is organize...
Copyright © 2011 Teachstone Training, LLC. All rights reserved.Warm-upWhat makesclassrooms effective?
Copyright © 2011 Teachstone Training, LLC. All rights reserved.Students’ Academic&Social DevelopmentElements of Classrooms...
Copyright © 2011 Teachstone Training, LLC. All rights reserved.What is the CLASS?
Copyright © 2011 Teachstone Training, LLC. All rights reserved.The Classroom Assessment ScoringSystem (CLASS) is a researc...
Copyright © 2011 Teachstone Training, LLC. All rights reserved.Creating a Shared LensThe CLASS provides a commonlanguage a...
Copyright © 2011 Teachstone Training, LLC. All rights reserved.Uses of the CLASSTeacher Preparation and EducationProfessio...
Copyright © 2011 Teachstone Training, LLC. All rights reserved.CLASS Observations• A Certified CLASS Observer observesfor ...
Copyright © 2011 Teachstone Training, LLC. All rights reserved.Evidence-Based Professional DevelopmentThe CLASS is aligned...
Copyright © 2011 Teachstone Training, LLC. All rights reserved.―[The CLASS] has changed theway I teach in the sense that i...
Copyright © 2011 Teachstone Training, LLC. All rights reserved.How is theCLASS organized?
Copyright © 2011 Teachstone Training, LLC. All rights reserved.Interactions and Effective TeachingThe CLASS lens organizes...
Copyright © 2011 Teachstone Training, LLC. All rights reserved.CLASS DomainsEMOTIONALSUPPORTCLASSROOMORGANIZATIONINSTRUCTI...
Copyright © 2011 Teachstone Training, LLC. All rights reserved.CLASSDomains and DimensionsEMOTIONALSUPPORTPositive Climate...
Copyright © 2011 Teachstone Training, LLC. All rights reserved.CLASS Domains, Dimensions,and IndicatorsEMOTIONALSUPPORTPos...
Copyright © 2011 Teachstone Training, LLC. All rights reserved.CLASS Domains, Dimensions,Indicators, and Behavioral Marker...
Copyright © 2011 Teachstone Training, LLC. All rights reserved.What does the research related tothe CLASS reveal?
Copyright © 2011 Teachstone Training, LLC. All rights reserved.Predicting Children’s Development in Pre-KChanges in Childr...
Copyright © 2011 Teachstone Training, LLC. All rights reserved.CLASS Data by Domain
Copyright © 2011 Teachstone Training, LLC. All rights reserved.CLASS Dimensions
Copyright © 2011 Teachstone Training, LLC. All rights reserved.What Is Emotional Support?Emotional SupportPositive Climate...
Copyright © 2011 Teachstone Training, LLC. All rights reserved.Emotional Support DomainHow teachers help children develop•...
Copyright © 2011 Teachstone Training, LLC. All rights reserved.What is Classroom Organization?ClassroomOrganizationBehavio...
Copyright © 2011 Teachstone Training, LLC. All rights reserved.Classroom Organization DomainHow teachers help children• De...
Copyright © 2011 Teachstone Training, LLC. All rights reserved.What Is Instructional Support?InstructionalSupportConcept D...
Copyright © 2011 Teachstone Training, LLC. All rights reserved.Instructional Support DomainHow teachers help students• Lea...
Copyright © 2011 Teachstone Training, LLC. All rights reserved.Concept DevelopmentHow teachers promotestudents’ higher-ord...
Copyright © 2011 Teachstone Training, LLC. All rights reserved.Concept Development VideoPredicting andExperimentingwith Eggs
Copyright © 2011 Teachstone Training, LLC. All rights reserved.Instructional Support Domain ActivityConceptDevelopmentQual...
Copyright © 2011 Teachstone Training, LLC. All rights reserved.Putting It All Together—Video ObservationBuildingBlocks and...
Copyright © 2011 Teachstone Training, LLC. All rights reserved.Conclusion
Copyright © 2011 Teachstone Training, LLC. All rights reserved.The CLASS and You“[The CLASS] has changedthe way I...”How d...
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  1. 1. Copyright © 2011, Teachstone Training, LLC. All Rights ReservedIntroduction to thePre-K ClassroomAssessmentScoringSystem™
  2. 2. Copyright © 2011 Teachstone Training, LLC. All rights reserved.What is Teachstone?• Founded in 2008 by two of the authors of theCLASS™, Bob Pianta and Bridget Hamre• Focused on improving education throughevidence-based teaching and learning tools• Committed to supporting teaching and learning• www.teachstone.com
  3. 3. Copyright © 2011 Teachstone Training, LLC. All rights reserved.ObjectivesParticipants will• Know how the CLASS is organized and what itmeasures.• Understand the connections among effectiveteacher-student interactions, the CLASS, andstudents’ learning and development.• Understand the various uses of the CLASS.• Identify and discuss effective teacher-studentinteractions.
  4. 4. Copyright © 2011 Teachstone Training, LLC. All rights reserved.Warm-upWhat makesclassrooms effective?
  5. 5. Copyright © 2011 Teachstone Training, LLC. All rights reserved.Students’ Academic&Social DevelopmentElements of ClassroomsInfluencing LearningHow?PROCESSImplementationRelationshipsAcademic & SocialInteractionsWhat? Who? Where?STRUCTURECurriculumStandardsMaterialsTraining and Education
  6. 6. Copyright © 2011 Teachstone Training, LLC. All rights reserved.What is the CLASS?
  7. 7. Copyright © 2011 Teachstone Training, LLC. All rights reserved.The Classroom Assessment ScoringSystem (CLASS) is a research-basedobservation tool used to helpteachers and schools improve theeffectiveness of classroominteractions.
  8. 8. Copyright © 2011 Teachstone Training, LLC. All rights reserved.Creating a Shared LensThe CLASS provides a commonlanguage and shared lens forteachers, coaches, observers,researchers, and administrators.
  9. 9. Copyright © 2011 Teachstone Training, LLC. All rights reserved.Uses of the CLASSTeacher Preparation and EducationProfessional DevelopmentProgram MonitoringResearch and Evaluation
  10. 10. Copyright © 2011 Teachstone Training, LLC. All rights reserved.CLASS Observations• A Certified CLASS Observer observesfor four 20-minute cycles.• After the 20-minute observation,observers spend 10 minutes assigningcodes to each CLASS dimension.• Observations generally take place in themorning.• Your supervisor can provide you withspecific information on how the CLASSwill be used in your program.
  11. 11. Copyright © 2011 Teachstone Training, LLC. All rights reserved.Evidence-Based Professional DevelopmentThe CLASS is aligned with professionaldevelopment programs.Like the CLASS, these programs• Rely on scientific evidence about teachingpractices that boost students’ social andacademic performance.• Link research to classroom practices.• Improve teachers’ efficacy in the classroom.
  12. 12. Copyright © 2011 Teachstone Training, LLC. All rights reserved.―[The CLASS] has changed theway I teach in the sense that ithas made me more patientand confident … I havebecome more productive in mylessons, and now it hasbecome easier for me toinstruct, maintain goodclassroom organization, andprovide a positive climate.‖- Kindergarten teacher after participating inCLASS professional development
  13. 13. Copyright © 2011 Teachstone Training, LLC. All rights reserved.How is theCLASS organized?
  14. 14. Copyright © 2011 Teachstone Training, LLC. All rights reserved.Interactions and Effective TeachingThe CLASS lens organizes effectiveclassroom interactions into threebroad categories or domains.CLASSROOMINTERACTIONSEMOTIONALSUPPORTCLASSROOMORGANIZATIONINSTRUCTIONALSUPPORT
  15. 15. Copyright © 2011 Teachstone Training, LLC. All rights reserved.CLASS DomainsEMOTIONALSUPPORTCLASSROOMORGANIZATIONINSTRUCTIONALSUPPORTDOMAIN
  16. 16. Copyright © 2011 Teachstone Training, LLC. All rights reserved.CLASSDomains and DimensionsEMOTIONALSUPPORTPositive ClimateNegative ClimateTeacher SensitivityRegard for StudentPerspectivesCLASSROOMORGANIZATIONBehavior ManagementProductivityInstructional LearningFormatsINSTRUCTIONALSUPPORTConcept DevelopmentQuality of FeedbackLanguage ModelingDOMAINDIMENSION
  17. 17. Copyright © 2011 Teachstone Training, LLC. All rights reserved.CLASS Domains, Dimensions,and IndicatorsEMOTIONALSUPPORTPositive ClimateNegative ClimateTeacher SensitivityRegard for StudentPerspectivesExample –Positive Climate:RelationshipsPositive AffectPositive CommunicationRespectCLASSROOMORGANIZATIONBehavior ManagementProductivityInstructional LearningFormatsExample –Behavior Management:Clear Behavior ExpectationsProactiveRedirection of MisbehaviorStudent BehaviorINSTRUCTIONALSUPPORTConcept DevelopmentQuality of FeedbackLanguage ModelingExample –Concept Development:Analysis and ReasoningCreatingIntegrationConnections to the Real WorldDOMAINDIMENSIONINDICATOR
  18. 18. Copyright © 2011 Teachstone Training, LLC. All rights reserved.CLASS Domains, Dimensions,Indicators, and Behavioral MarkersEMOTIONALSUPPORTPositive ClimateNegative ClimateTeacher SensitivityRegard for StudentPerspectivesExample –Positive Climate:RelationshipsPositive AffectPositive CommunicationRespectExample –Relationships:proximity, sharedactivitiesCLASSROOMORGANIZATIONBehavior ManagementProductivityInstructional LearningFormatsExample –Behavior Management:Clear Behavior ExpectationsProactiveRedirection of MisbehaviorStudent BehaviorExample –Clear BehaviorExpectations:consistency, clarityINSTRUCTIONALSUPPORTConcept DevelopmentQuality of FeedbackLanguage ModelingExample –Concept Development:Analysis and ReasoningCreatingIntegrationConnections to the Real WorldExample –Analysis andReasoning:why/how questionsDOMAINDIMENSIONINDICATORBEHAVIORIALMARKER
  19. 19. Copyright © 2011 Teachstone Training, LLC. All rights reserved.What does the research related tothe CLASS reveal?
  20. 20. Copyright © 2011 Teachstone Training, LLC. All rights reserved.Predicting Children’s Development in Pre-KChanges in Children’s Development from Beginning to End of PreschoolEmotional Support Instructional Support ECERS-R TotalReceptive Language✓Expressive Language✓ ✓Rhyming✓Letter Naming✓Math Skills✓Social Competence✓Behavior Problems✓Mashburn, et al. (2008)
  21. 21. Copyright © 2011 Teachstone Training, LLC. All rights reserved.CLASS Data by Domain
  22. 22. Copyright © 2011 Teachstone Training, LLC. All rights reserved.CLASS Dimensions
  23. 23. Copyright © 2011 Teachstone Training, LLC. All rights reserved.What Is Emotional Support?Emotional SupportPositive ClimateNegative ClimateTeacher SensitivityRegard for StudentPerspectives
  24. 24. Copyright © 2011 Teachstone Training, LLC. All rights reserved.Emotional Support DomainHow teachers help children develop• Warm, supportive relationships with teachers andpeers• Enjoyment of and excitement about learning• Motivation to engage in learning activities• Feelings of comfort in the classroom• Willingness to accept academic and social challenges• Appropriate levels of autonomy
  25. 25. Copyright © 2011 Teachstone Training, LLC. All rights reserved.What is Classroom Organization?ClassroomOrganizationBehaviorManagementProductivityInstructionalLearning Formats
  26. 26. Copyright © 2011 Teachstone Training, LLC. All rights reserved.Classroom Organization DomainHow teachers help children• Develop skills to regulate theirown behavior.• Get the most out of each schoolday.• Maintain interest in learningactivities.
  27. 27. Copyright © 2011 Teachstone Training, LLC. All rights reserved.What Is Instructional Support?InstructionalSupportConcept DevelopmentQuality of FeedbackLanguage Modeling
  28. 28. Copyright © 2011 Teachstone Training, LLC. All rights reserved.Instructional Support DomainHow teachers help students• Learn to solve problems, reason,and think.• Use feedback to expand anddeepen skills and knowledge.• Develop more complex languageskills.
  29. 29. Copyright © 2011 Teachstone Training, LLC. All rights reserved.Concept DevelopmentHow teachers promotestudents’ higher-orderthinking skills incontrast to a focus onrote instruction• Analysis andReasoning• Creating• Integration• Connections to theReal World
  30. 30. Copyright © 2011 Teachstone Training, LLC. All rights reserved.Concept Development VideoPredicting andExperimentingwith Eggs
  31. 31. Copyright © 2011 Teachstone Training, LLC. All rights reserved.Instructional Support Domain ActivityConceptDevelopmentQuality ofFeedbackLanguageModeling
  32. 32. Copyright © 2011 Teachstone Training, LLC. All rights reserved.Putting It All Together—Video ObservationBuildingBlocks andWashingHands
  33. 33. Copyright © 2011 Teachstone Training, LLC. All rights reserved.Conclusion
  34. 34. Copyright © 2011 Teachstone Training, LLC. All rights reserved.The CLASS and You“[The CLASS] has changedthe way I...”How does what you learned about theCLASS connect with your work?

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