Tools and Resources​

AEII provides a range of tools and resources to help you engage in effective observations, conversations, and professional development (PD).

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For Conducting CLASS® Observations

Get to know the CLASS® observation measure and get the resources you need for local and external observations.

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For Providing Effective Observation Feedback

How you can engage in CLASS® feedback sessions that promote teacher engagement, reflection, and motivation.

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For Know, See, Do Action Planning

A useful series of planning guides that help connect data to targeted professional development options.

Instructional Resources for Use in PD

Vetted by early childhood education coaches, these instructional resources, videos, and workshop materials are designed to provide targeted professional development.
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For use in pd

Video Library

A searchable video library with over 100 short exemplars

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for use in pd

Websites

Educational websites that cover a range of preschool topics

Review websites
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for use in pd

Workshop Suites

Five one-hour workshop suites ready for you to download and use

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for use in pd

Resource Library

A searchable library of educational resources and materials

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Additional Resources

Webinars

The Virginia Department of Education (VDOE) has developed a range of webinars focused on the topics of classroom observation, providing feedback, and planning effective professional development.

Virginia's Plan for High-Quality Instruction

Download a Q&A guide that aligns with Virginia’s plan to ensure high-quality instruction in all of Virginia Preschool Initiative (VPI) Programs.

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