Providing Instructional Support through Guided Play 2023-24

ONLINE TRAINING: 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. Participants earn 0.5 CEUs upon completion of this course.

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

Once paid, registration fees for this course are non-refundable.
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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 Childcare
  • 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
  • Learning Gains & Survey of Instuction
  • Post-Test
  • Institute4EL Student Survey of Instruction
Completion rules
  • All units must be completed
  • Leads to a certificate with a duration: Forever