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Instructional Support for Coaches

Free to Parent Aware Coaches and PDAs!

NOTE: If you are a Parent Aware coach or PDA registering for this training, please use the code PAware on the payment page--insert this code in the appropriate box. Eligibility will be confirmed with DHS and the CCA Coordinating office before your registration is accepted.

This workshop is designed for coaches and others who are responsible for facilitating educators’ interaction skills as described in the Classroom Assessment Scoring System (CLASS™) tool. The session prepares coaches, consultants, supervisors, and trainers to aid teachers in strengthening concept development, quality of feedback, and language modeling in interactions and activities. The session includes analyzing key characteristics of each dimension, identifying interaction opportunities, and practicing coaching strategies for supporting teacher growth in these key interaction qualities.

Prerequisites to attend this training are to:

Out-of-state participants are welcome at this training.

If you are interested in having a customized training on the Pre-K CLASS™ Instruction Support domain, please contact Kristina Erstad-Sankey at 612-625-6397 or

Maximum number of participants: 30

Cost: $100

Hours: 9:00 am to 4:00 pm

Lunch is not included; however, a lunch break will be provided.

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Cancellation Policy

  • If you cancel your registration at least 14 days before the start date of the training, a full refund will be made.
  • If you cancel your registration less than 14 days before the start date of the training, no refund will be given.

Related Resources

CEED Quality Interaction Video Library

Purchase a subscription to view and download video clips that provide Minnesota-specific examples of strategies and teaching and which measure concepts of quality interactions. For use in quality coaching by Minnesota Center for Professional Development approved early childhood professional development providers only. For Minnesota residents and organizations only. 

Read more about the Video Library and purchase a subscription.

CLASS™ Modules

Choose between viewing these learning modules for free or earning a continuing education certificate for 1 clock hour towards professional development by completing a pre- and post-test and viewing a learning module.


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Last modified on February 21, 2013.