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November 5-6, 2019
(8:30 am to 4:30 pm)


Wisconsin Head Start Association Training Room
5250 E. Terrace Dr. Suite 112
Madison, WI  53718


The Classroom Assessment Scoring System (CLASSTM) is an observational tool that provides a common lens and language focused on what matters—the classroom interactions that boost student learning. Data from CLASSTM observations are used to support teachers’ unique professional development needs, set school-wide goals, and shape system-­wide reform at the local, state, and national levels.

Who should attend?

Program directors, education managers/coordinators, mentors/coaches, or anyone else who will conduct CLASS observations in Head Start Classrooms. All participants commit to completing the CLASS Reliability test within six weeks following the conclusion of the training.

The Fall 2019 CLASS Observation Training is meant for Wisconsin Head Start Staff only.

Training Format

The Class Observation Training is a two­ day training that helps you build an in depth understanding of the CLASSTM observation tool and explains how to use the tool to accurately observe and code classrooms. Explicit instruction and guided practice using authentic classroom videos helps to prepare for the CLASSTM reliability test that follows this training.


$350 per person payable to Wisconsin Head Start Association which includes:

  • CLASS Observation Participant Package
  • CLASS Observation Training Participant Guide
  • CLASS Manual Score Sheet
  • CLASS Master Code Justifications
  • MyCLASS account
  • Subscription to the CLASS Video Library
  • Pre­training video
  • Reliability test (8 weeks of access)
  • Reliability performance report
  • Year-long CLASS Observation Certification (contingent on passing the reliability test)
  • CLASS Observer certification card (contingent on passing the reliability test)
  • Teachstone support


Lillian Mallinson

Lillian Mallinson is an Early Childhood/Infant Toddler Specialist with STG International, Inc. Lillian has over 12 years working experience with children and families. She has worked as an infant/toddler teacher, a developmental screener and program manager for an Early Head Start program. In addition to working in early childhood, Lillian has provided services, as a Reunification Specialist to children and families within the Bureau of Child Welfare in Milwaukee. Most recently, the past 6 years she has provided training and technical assistance to HS/EHS programs. Lillian has a B.A. in Psychology from UW-Milwaukee and a M.A. in Child development from the Erikson Institute.

Hotel Room Block

Due to the low maximum number of participants included in this training, no room block is available. However, to assist you in lodging, below is a list of the three closest Hotels to the venue that allow state rate. Each of these establishments is within one block of the event location.

Holiday Inn Express
5109 W Terrace Dr
Madison WI 53718
Phone: (608) 249-4220

La Quinta Inn & Suites
5217 E Terrace Dr.
Madison, WI 53718
(608) 245-0123

Cambria Hotel Madison East
5045 Eastpark Blvd
Madison, WI 53718
(608) 241-7070


Deadline to Register:

October 22, 2019

Cancellation Deadline:

October 22, 2019

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