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Teaching Pyramid

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Professional Development Components of the Teaching Pyramid

The Teaching Pyramid is the name used to describe the framework developed by the Center on the Social Emotional Foundations for Early Learning (CSEFEL). The descriptions on these pages are for the WestEd adaptation of this framework. Based on recommendations for achieving implementation with fidelity and sustainability over time, there are four recommended components offered by WestEd staff in professional development packages. Components include 1) a leadership team; 2) training series (three modules for staff and training of facilitators for parent training and specialized training for those developing behavior support plans); 3) coaching (including mentorship for internal coaches); and 4) follow-up for sustainability. The training and technical assistance (leadership team/coaching) occurs over the course of six to nine months.