15‑minute In‑service Suites
These 15-minute In-service Suites are a professional development resource for staff in busy, active early childhood centers and programs. They are organized around one topic or big idea and address effective teaching and assessment practices.
For more information on how to use them, read the Guide to the 15-minute In-service Suites [PDF, 1MB]. To learn how the 15-minute in-service suites connect to the domains and dimensions of the Classroom Assessment Scoring System (CLASS), review the Crosswalk of NCQTL In-service Suites with the CLASS.
Engaging Interactions and Environments
Key: The icon indicates a suite with additional materials that have been specifically designed for programs with American Indian and Alaska Native (AIAN) populations.
Before you begin, explore Building a Solid Foundation to learn more about engaging interactions and environments. For resources on supporting dual language learners, review the Tips for Teachers: Resource List [PDF, 98.7KB].
Social and Emotional Support
Managing the Classroom
- Stating Behavioral Expectations
- Creating Classroom Rules
- Redirecting Behavior
- Problem Solving in the Moment
- Fostering Children's Thinking Skills
- Providing Feedback
- Focusing Children on Learning Goals
- Scaffolding Children's Learning
- Making Learning Meaningful
- Using the Scientific Method
Language Modeling and Conversations
- Engaging Children in Conversations
- Thick and Thin Conversations
- Asking Questions
- Novel Words
Language Modeling and Conversations, Birth to Five
Ongoing Child Assessment
Before you begin, explore Ongoing Child Assessment: Overview to learn more about this topic.
Preparing for Assessment
Collecting and Using Information
Highly Individualized Teaching and Learning
Before you begin, explore Highly Individualized Teaching and Learning: An Overview to learn more about individualizing teaching.
Last Reviewed: December 2014
Last Updated: March 8, 2016