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Dimensions of Success Trainings



  • Live interactions with a knowledgeable team of trainers.

  • Ability to ask questions and share ideas with fellow trainees and trainers as you complete training exercises.

  • Real-time feedback as trainers read your individual responses to polls and video analysis exercises.

  • Breakout groups where you can work on activities with trainees across the country.

Online Class

Download DoS Certification Training Brochure


The certification process involves a self-guided course, a webinar with PEAR trainers, completion of video calibration exercises, a one-hour live calibration session, and successful completion of two practice observation in the field. PEAR staff provides ongoing technical assistance, quarterly data reports, and online data management support for all DoS observers for two years post-certification.


Training is offered quarterly and new dates are posted as scheduled. 


  • October 19, 10-4pm ET. [Registration deadline is October 5].

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“Since I started the certification process, it really changed the way I observe when I’m inside a classroom. Even when I enter a classroom for other reasons, I can’t help but to observe according to the dimensions. Now I know what to look for when I’m in a classroom!”


Please note that observers that have been certified for two or more years need to complete re-certification to make sure they are continuing to use the tool reliably.

  • July 26, 1-3 pm ET (register by 7/18)

  • August 29, 1-3 pm ET (register by 8/22)

  • September 26, 1-3 pm ET (register by 9/19)

  • October 31, 1-3 pm ET (register by 10/24)

  • November 28, 1-3 pm ET (register by 11/21)

  • December 19, 1-3 pm ET (register by 12/12)

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“Not only was this helpful in observations but helpful for me in my teaching and programming practices.

I will definitely use what I learned to create the best opportunities for learning.”


The DoS PPT training is ideal for practitioners, coaches, and facilitators who are looking to strengthen their ability to plan and deliver high-quality STEM activities. This 3-hour training will provide an overview of the DoS Framework to help trainees develop an understanding of each of the 12 indicators of program quality as defined by DoS.  During this training, we will also review the  Program Planning Tool itself,  and provide an opportunity to practice using the PPT with popular STEM curriculum. Private PPT trainings are available by request for groups of 10 or more. 

“This training gave me the tools needed to be able to ensure my staff and partners include the framework in their facilitation styles and provide feedback to areas of need.”

DoS Certification Training
Re-Certification Training
Program Planning Tool Training
Educator Wellness Workshop
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