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Houston CLASS Summer Boot Camp for Head Start Leaders

Understanding the CLASS Domains: A Focus on Instructional Support

Presenter: Anji Gallanos
Where: Springfield College School of Human Services Houston Campus
Mease Hall - 2122 E. Governors Circle
Houston, TX  77092

When: July 25, 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m CT 

NHSA Members: $179
Non-Members: $199

Registration deadline: July 19th 2013

Presenter: Anji Gallanos—MTP Coach, Teachstone
Anji Gallanos is a CLASS trainer and MTP coach with Teachstone. She has more than 15 years of experience in early childhood education. Anji has taught in the public school system as an early childhood special education teacher and worked closely with Head Start programs as a special education consultant. She has helped school districts form collaborative partnerships with Head Start programs and coordinated school district preschool programs. She was introduced to the CLASS framework while working as a region XI early childhood training and technical support specialist. Anji has helped local Head Start and school district early childhood programs utilize the CLASS framework to provide professional development opportunities for their program staff and teachers.

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.

Houston Hotels Located Near Training:

The Springhill Suites Marriot: 2750 North Loop West 610, Houston, TX 77092700 Aliceanna Street · Baltimore, Maryland 21202 

The Sheraton Brookhollow: 3000 North Loop West, Houston, TX 77092

Lunch: Please note that lunch will not be provided.