Instructional Support is all about practices that promote higher-order thinking skills, extend learning, and encourage children’s use of language. Explore resources that maximize Instructional Support throughout the day.
Explore the 15-minute In-service Suites that support Concept Development, Quality of Feedback, and Language Modeling Classroom Assessment Scoring System (CLASS®) domains to find what you need to support staff. From tip sheets to PowerPoints, the Suites are a great place to start when planning professional development to support CLASS QI. The suites include Tips for Supervisors handouts that can be used to support teaching staff. PowerPoints can be used during group coaching or communities of practice.
Watch this webinar to learn about resources to support and improve high-quality instructional support and teacher-child interactions. Education managers and coaches can explore the resources and strategies to focus on improving instructional support for all children.
This collection of resources supports effective teaching practices that promote children’s concept development. The video clips and handouts are great resources to use in job-embedded professional development and coaching cycles to improve teaching practices and interactions that promote children’s curiosity and encourage problem-solving, critical thinking, and language skills.
Explore guiding questions that can assist teachers in helping children develop thinking skills and a deeper understanding of concepts. Coaches and Together Learning and Collaborating (TLC) facilitators can use this resource to support action planning and provide ongoing support.
Wondering how training and technical assistance (TTA) providers can help grant recipients promote effective teaching practices? In this podcast series, find out how TTA providers can help programs promote effective teaching practices. Learn how TTA providers can support their programs through a reflective process for recognizing and facilitating opportunities for science, technology, engineering, arts, and math (STEAM) learning with young children. Education managers could use this resource to facilitate conversations with TTA providers and plan for professional development.
Learn how science for children is part of the Head Start Early Learning Outcomes Framework. Listen as presenters discuss how teaching science can help staff increase CLASS scores in the Instructional Support domain. Education managers can use this resource for onboarding new staff or as a refresher for veteran staff.
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National Centers: Early Childhood Development, Teaching and Learning
Last Updated: May 1, 2023