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CLASS™ & Coaching: Putting CLASS™ into Practice Training

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.

Training Description

Putting CLASS™ into Practice is a two-day training that equips supervisors, coordinators, trainers, and consultants to work with adults on CLASS™ concepts and practices. This training is intended for those who work in early childhood professional development and have attended a two-day CLASS™ observation training and passed the reliability test with Teachstone. Participants will:

  • Translate CLASS™ terminology into teacher-friendly language
  • Participate in an in-depth dimension study that deepens understanding of CLASS™ Instructional Support dimensions
  • Explore a strengths-based coaching model of observation, feedback, and goal-setting
  • Practice strengths-based strategies using video, reflection, and feedback

A follow-up online training program and resources are also available after the training. Contact CEED for more information.

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

Possible audience size: Up to 30

Cost: $200 per person

Hours: 9:00 am to 4:30 pm for two days

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

Register for Upcoming Scheduled Trainings

  • May 4-5, 2017: NEW LOCATION: University of Minnesota West Bank Campus, Carlson School of Management, 321 - 19th Avenue South, Minneapolis, MN, 55455. Thursday, May 4: Room 1-122 Carlson Building. Friday, May 5: Room L-118 Carlson Building. Register by Monday, May 1. Register online. Directions and parking.

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.

Schedule a Training for Your Group

  • Additional trainings for up to 20 people can be provided upon request. Contact Kristina Erstad-Sankey at 612-625-6397 or  

Upon completion of Putting CLASS™ Into Practice, participants may be invited to join the CLASS™ Online Learning Community. This community offers advanced learning opportunities for coaching and the CLASS™.

For more information about joining the CLASS™ Online Learning Community, contact Vicki Hawley at 612-626-0958 or

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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