NVAEYC 2021 Professional Development

Fall 2021 Learning Series

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Dr. Andrea Sobel

Certified CLASS Trainer and Observer presenting an important 7-part series (Sept-Dec 2021). Sign up today!

Dr. Andrea Sobel has been providing professional development for early childhood programs, schools and communities for over 25 years. Social justice, diversity, equity, and inclusion have been her passions throughout her professional career. She assists programs in strengthening their ability to enhance children’s development, focusing on interactions, collaboration, and organizational supports. As a certified CLASS observer and trainer, Andrea supports the state quality initiatives by providing training to programs on the Infant, Toddler, and Pre-K CLASS tools. Andrea is a trainer for Virginia on the CSEFEL infant–toddler modules, as well as the ASQ. She collaborates with mental health providers to support a multi-perspective approach to enhancing children’s social and emotional well-being. Dr. Sobel earned her Doctorate degree from George Washington University in Early Childhood Special Education, studying resilience from the perspective of teachers, families and children. She taught at George Mason University and Catholic University for over 10 years, and  supervised ECSE and ECE graduate students. Andrea has lived in Annandale, VA for over 40 years and has two adult children.


CLASS    Learning Series:

Our Classroom Assessment Scoring System® (CLASS), the leading quality improvement system for teaching, helps you focus, measure and improve classroom interactions — a key factor proven to drive children’s academic and life-long success.

CLASS not only defines teaching quality through the lens of interactions, it provides the ability to measure and improve the interactions that matter most for student outcomes. And, it’s a journey of continuous improvement that is data-driven and focused on what matters most for student outcomes, interactions.

As you implement CLASS, you will:

  • Focus on high-quality interactions and create a shared understanding of quality in your program

  • Measure the quality of interactions to create a system that enables data-driven improvement

  • Improve teaching quality through tailored and individualized professional development

Join Dr. Andrea Sobel, a certified CLASS trainer, through an introduction and overview of the CLASS system that is part of the new Virginia Unified System for Early Childhood.  

Learning Series Fees:

NVAEYC Members: $45

Non-Members: $75 - NVAEYC membership included in series fee!

Dates of classes: 
(Held via Zoom on Monday evenings from 7-9 PM)

  • September 13

  • September 20

  • October 4

  • November 1

  • November 15

  • November 29

  • December 13