Training West

2018 Webinar & In Person Seminar

Excelling with CLASS: Language Modeling

With John Gunnarson, Consultant, Early Care and Education

Three one-hour webinars – One full-day workshop!

Join with your colleagues around the region to excel with CLASS: Language Modeling.  This course will provide attendees with two unique learning approaches.  First, attendees will be offered 3 one-hour webinars (see the list below) along with collateral materials to enhance their knowledge.  Second, attendees will be offered the opportunity to attend an in-person training with John to dive deeper and build greater capacity in this topic area.  See the dates and locations below. John Gunnarson is an independent consultant, providing training and technical assistance to Head Start and early childhood programs throughout the United States and internationally. He also teaches early childhood education at the College of Marin in California. His areas of specialization include classroom environments, curriculum, CLASS, positive guidance and discipline, early literacy, early math, teacher-child interactions, projects and studies, Reggio Emilia-inspired practices, and working with dual language learners.

 

Excelling with CLASS:  Language Modeling

Webinar 1, March 6, 2018 –  Achieving High Language Modeling:  Open-ended Questions

3:00 PM – 4:00 PM (PST)

On-line

  • Strategies for comprehensive professional development: training, coaching, accountability
  • Strategies for sustaining growth: staff meeting role plays, prompts, one-minute check-ins
  • On-the-spot strategies for assessing teachers’ use of Open-ended Questions
  • Resources for classroom implementation of Open-ended Questions
  • Participants will receive: PowerPoint to use with teachers, handouts (English, Spanish, Chinese), open-ended questions prompt cards, directions for role play scenarios

 

Webinar 2, March 27 2018 – Achieving High Language Modeling:  Self Talk and Parallel and Repetition and Extension

3:00 PM – 4:00 PM (PST)

On-line

  • Comprehensive professional development on Self Talk and Parallel Talk and Repetition and Extension
  • Strategies for sustaining growth: staff meeting role plays, prompts, one-minute check-ins
  • On-the-spot strategies for assessing teachers’ use of Self Talk and Parallel Talk and Repetition and Extension
  • Resources for classroom implementation of Self Talk and Parallel Talk and Repetition and Extension
  • Participants will receive: PowerPoint to use with teachers, handouts (English, Spanish, Chinese), directions for role play scenarios

 

Webinar 3, April 17, 2018 – Achieving High Language Modeling:  Advanced Language and Frequent Conversations

3:00 PM – 4:00 PM (PST)

On-line

  • Comprehensive professional development on Advanced Language and Frequent Conversations
  • Strategies for sustaining growth: staff meeting role plays, prompts, one-minute check-ins
  • On-the-spot strategies for assessing teachers’ use of Advanced Language and Frequent Conversations
  • Resources for classroom implementation of Advanced Language and Frequent Conversations
  • Participants will receive: PowerPoint to use with teachers, handouts (English, Spanish, Chinese), directions for role play scenarios

 

Seminar, May 1, 2018 – Achieving High Language Modeling:  Assessing, Coaching, Accountability

San Jose City College, Milpitas Campus – Conference Center.

9:00 AM – 4:00 PM (PST)

  • Framework for observing and assessing teachers’ use of specific CLASS indicators:
    • Narrative
    • Language sample
  • Framework for providing feedback
  • Framework for coaching
  • CLASS implementation issues, questions, discussion

 

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