Pre-K CLASS® Observation Training

This two-day workshop is the first step in earning a CLASS® Observer Certification (November 8-9)

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Description

Are you interested in earning your CLASS® Observer Certification? Then this workshop is the first step you need to take.

Build your CLASS® expertise to unlock the potential of great teaching in your organization. This regional training will equip observers, coaches, and teachers to see through the lens of CLASS®, and to help others do the same-- directly impacting the learning lives of young children. Participants will learn what they need to know in order to accurately and fairly observe and code preschool classrooms in this two-day, intensive workshop.

About the Instructor

Angela Searcy, Ed.D., holds teacher certification and specializations in infant studies, assessment and response to intervention. Her research revolves around brain-based learning as assessed by the Classroom Assessment Scoring System (CLASS) and aggressive behaviors in Head Start preschool children in Illinois. Angela has over 28 years of experience at all levels of education. A former developmental therapist through the early intervention system of Illinois and neuro-developmental specialist, Angela also has specialized training in neuroscience. Angela currently acts an an adjunct faculty and continuing education instructor at Erikson Institute. She is also professional development provider for Teaching Strategies, LLC, an affiliate trainer for Teachstone, a member of the CLASS Community Advisory Board, and is the owner and founder of Simple Solutions Educational Services, a professional development company.  

Objectives

This workshop will help participants:

  • learn about the three CLASS® domains
  • learn observation skills
  • learn skills to code using CLASS®
  • prepare for the CLASS® certification test

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