Professional Development at RBT

Coaching High Impact Teacher Teams: Four Steps to Increasing Student Achievement (TEAMS 19-105)


Tuesday, Jul 31, 2018 to Thursday, Aug 2, 2018
The three webinars for this course will be scheduled in the fall.


8:30 AM to 3:45 PM


RBT Conference Center
One 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 course for coaches and teacher leaders is comprised of a 3-day workshop followed by 3 two-hour virtual coaching sessions 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

19 Hour Program with 6 hours of follow-up virtual coaching 

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




    Participants completing all program requirements are eligible to receive two graduate credits through Fitchburg State University. Please note that there is a separate fee for graduate credits, payable to Fitchburg State.


    A senior consultant at RBT, 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 former...Full Bio