Professional Development at RBT

Coaching High Impact Teacher Teams: Four Steps to Increasing Student Achievement (TEAMS 18-110)


Aug 7, 2017 to Aug 9, 2017
Plus 3 webinars to be scheduled


8:30 AM to 3:45 PM


Research for Better Teaching
1 Acton Place
Acton, MA 01720

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High-impact teacher teams build their collective expertise in the practices that matter most for increasing student achievement: 

  1. They clarify learning goals so students are crystal clear on what they are learning, why they are learning, and what success looks like.
  2. They plan for and infuse formative assessment practices throughout their instruction.
  3. They analyze results based on pre-established success criteria and identify specific errors in student thinking.
  4. They take timely, targeted action to provide feedback, re-teach, and extend learning.

In short, they use data frequently and in-depth to make sure that each student succeeds.

This 6-day experience for coaches and teacher leaders is comprised of a 3-day workshop followed by 3-days on-site coaching delivered by the RBT consultant to support coaches and/or teachers implement the practices learned.

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  • Coaches, Teacher Leaders, and Facilitators of Teacher Teams
  • Professional Developers and the Administrators who supervise them


Through this workshop, participants will learn how to:

  • Increase the effectiveness of teacher teams by focusing on the highest leverage actions to improve teaching and learning
  • Build the foundation for collaboration, strengthening an adult professional culture for continuous learning
  • Plan team meetings that are differentiated based on student and team needs
  • Act as a co-learner and partner, not necessarily as "the expert"
  • Facilitate team activities for learning about and taking action

25 Hour Program with follow-up virtual and/or onsite coaching 

For questions, please contact us at or (978) 263-9449.






    Participants completing all program requirements can receive optionally two graduate credits through Fitchburg State University.


    RBT’s Director of Program Development, Nancy is a leading expert in school data use and professional development. She has worked with schools across the country to develop Data Coaches and high-performing Data Teams and to put research about effective professional development into practice. As...Full Bio