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Baltimore CLASS Summer Boot Camp for Head Start Leaders

Providing Classroom-level CLASS Observation Feedback to Teachers

Explore how to effectively provide feedback to teachers on observations conducted by a certified CLASS observer within your center or program as a springboard for teacher professional growth. This workshop is ideal for Head Start leaders who are conducting or planning to conduct their own observations at the individual classroom level. 

Presenter: Anne Tapaszi
When: July 16, 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m EDT

Where: St. Jerome’s Head Start
              765 W. Hamburg Street
              Baltimore, MD  21230

NHSA Members: $179
Non-Members: $199
Registration deadline: July 12th 2013

This event has sold out.


Presenter: Anne Tapaszi—MTP Specialist, Teachstone

Anne Tapaszi is a CLASS trainer and MyTeachingPartner™ (MTP™) coach and specialist with Teachstone. She has more than 25 years of experience in education. Anne has taught across age ranges, but the bulk of her experience is in early childhood education. She was introduced to the CLASS framework while teaching Head Start in Virginia. A teacher in the original MTP research study, she brings a unique perspective on the CLASS tool and MTP Coaching.
Teachstone and the National Head Start Association will host a series of one-day interactive boot camps for the Head Start community. Head Start leaders will gain skills and tips for improving teacher-student interactions, helping programs to boost their CLASS™ scores. The boot camp instructors will also be available during lunch to answer questions about how the CLASS measure can be used in dual-language settings. Each session will conclude with an emphasis on next steps and resources.


Participants will also:

  • Receive a free Pre-K CLASS Dimensions Guide.
  • Have the opportunity to participate in a follow-up webinar hosted by Teachstone’s instructors to review key lessons, address obstacles to implementation, and answer remaining questions.
  • Be eligible for 50% off Teachstone’s consulting services.  For $75/hour ($150 list price), NHSA boot camp attendees will receive support on implementing the CLASS system, including setting up protocols, gaining teacher buy-in, learning how to manage data, matching professional development to teacher needs, and providing feedback on CLASS observations.
  • Receive 50% off the purchase of a CLASS Discussion Toolkit.


Baltimore Hotels Located Near Training:

Baltimore Marriott Waterfront : 700 Aliceanna Street · Baltimore, Maryland 21202 

Hyatt Regency Baltimore: 300 Light Street; Baltimore, Maryland 21202

Parking: There is a free parking lot on the side of the site. Also, there is often street parking available.
Lunch: Please note that lunch will not be provided. Local restaurant information will be made available to all attendees.