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Excelling with CLASS: Language Modeling Webinar 1 – Achieving High Language Modeling

March 6, 2018 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm PST

With John Gunnarson, Consultant, Early Care and Education

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

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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.

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

3:00 PM – 4:00 PM (PST)


  • 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


Materials are only available to registered attendees. Contact headstartr9@region9hsa.org for any questions or to gain access to these resources.


March 6, 2018
3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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