CLASS™ Tool

Quality interactions between children and teachers are critical in achieving positive outcomes for children across all learning domains. Find the right training course that allows you to focus on interacting effectively with the children in your classroom and enhance each child’s learning.

CLASS™

The CLASS™ tool is an observation instrument developed to assess classroom quality in preschool through third-grade classrooms. The tool looks at interactions between students and adults as the primary mechanism of student development and learning. CLASS trainings provided at Clayton Early Learning are listed below.

Introduction

A very brief introduction to the CLASS tool, this training provides an explanation of this tool, its various uses and the teacher-child interactions that support children’s learning. This training includes time for guided video observations and hands-on activities to deepen CLASS knowledge.

Six-hour Overview

This training provides an in-depth description of the CLASS tool. Participants will examine the domains, dimensions, indicators and behavior markers of the CLASS tool. Guided video and hands-on activities let you examine teaching behaviors that best support young children.

Reliability Training

During this intensive training program, participants learn how to observe classrooms using the CLASS. Following the successful completion of an online reliability test, you are certified as a Pre-K CLASS Observer for one year. Training is two full days.

Good to Great: Effective Teaching Practices for 21st Century Learners

Quality interactions between children and teachers are critical in achieving positive outcomes for children across all developmental domains. The Classroom Assessment Scoring System™ (CLASS™) is an observation tool that can help teachers focus on interacting effectively with the children in their classroom to enhance each child’s learning. The Denver Preschool Program (DPP) is considering using the CLASS tool as an additional measure of quality. The CLASS™ is organized into three domains: Emotional Support, Classroom Organization and Instructional Support. We offer three options for learning more about this tool and specific classroom practices that support children’s social/emotional development, analytical and thinking skills, and language and literacy skills by increasing learning opportunities throughout the day.

Option 1: Training only

Option 2: Immersion Model – Training and Onsite Coaching

Option 3: Hybrid Model -- Training and Combined Onsite and Distance Coaching