From over a decade of research on CLASS, we have found that children in classrooms with higher CLASS ratings experience greater gains in academic achievement and social skill development during the school year (Howes et al,. 2008; Mashburn et al,. 2008). As educators, it is our goal to provide a high quality learning environment, interactions, and learning opportunities for each child in order to set them up for success. It is not enough to just complete the CLASS observations. We must analyze and utilize the data to improve the quality of each classroom. In this interactive session, we will discuss how to utilize CLASS data to inform program improvement and discuss how to give meaningful feedback to teachers post-observation. We will discuss the role of the director as the academic leader and how to support teachers in setting and meeting their goals.
Outcomes: As a result of this workshop, participants will be able to:
• use CLASS data to inform continuous program improvement and allocation of resources.
• utilize CLASS results to set goals for quality including program-wide and for individual classrooms.
• support program improvement and teacher growth by sharing meaningful feedback and data with staff.
If you still need a reason to attend all participants will receive items to utilize in their classrooms!