Providing Instructional Support through Guided Play

Participants earn 0.5 CEUs upon completion of this course.

Many teachers struggle with the CLASS® Instructional Support Domain. This course shows teachers how to provide instructional support (concept development, quality of feedback, and language modeling) through guided play. Guided play creates a developmentally appropriate context for teachers to use instructional support strategies to increase learning.

It is recommended that participants take Exploring the Promise of the Classroom Assessment Scoring System ® (CLASS) before taking this course.

Upon completion of this course participants will receive a COMPLIMENTARY PACKAGE called Frame Their Learning (FTL) Pocket Chart System designed to support CLASS®. The course will demonstrate how to use the FTL Pocket Chart System to provide instructional support.


Payment submitted will only be refunded if cancellation is received 72 hours before the scheduled training occurs. Within 72 hours, tuition credit may be given if cancellation is received before the training begins. (Some restrictions may apply).

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  • Course Introduction & Materials
  • Pre-Test
  • Course Syllabus
  • Overview, Objectives & Materials
  • Frame Their Learning (FTL) Overview
  • Overview of Guided Play
  • Defining Guided Play
  • Teaching the Whole Child through Guided Play
  • NAEYC Guided Play Article
  • Turning Worksheets into Playful Learning Experiences
  • Voila! Turning Worksheets Into Play Assignment
  • Implementing Guided Play
  • Implementing Guided Play
  • Resource: Keys to Planning Successful Learning Centers in Child Care
  • Resource: Setting the Stage for Guided Play
  • Resource: The Teacher's Role in Guided Play
  • Resource: Guided Play and CLASS Crosswalk
  • The Teacher's Roles in Guided Play Reflection
  • Providing Instructional Support During Guided Play
  • Providing Instructional Support During Guided Play
  • Resource: 5 Scaffolding Strategies Poster
  • Resource: Concept Development Planning Sheet
  • Concept Development Planning Sheet Assignment
  • Learning Gains & Survey of Instuction
  • Learning Gains
  • Survey of Instruction
Completion rules
  • All units must be completed
  • Leads to a certificate with a duration: Forever