Professional Development at RBT

Coaching High-Impact Teacher Teams (TEAMS 19-205)


Tuesday, Nov 13, 2018
Friday, Dec 14, 2018
Wednesday, Jan 16, 2019
Course also includes three webinars after the last in-person class date. Webinars will be scheduled jointly with course participants.


8:30 AM to 3:30 PM


North River Conference Center (NRCC)
525 Beech Street
Rockland, MA 02370

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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.



    Registration Instructions: 

    Location: North River Conference Center, 525 Beech Street, Rockland, MA 02370 

    Register by: October 17, 2018.

    Register online: SmartPD link at, by email or fax.

    Registration Fee: $799 for NRC-member districts. $899 for all other districts. Includes $100 of instructional materials.

    Graduate Credit: Course may be taken for 2 Graduate credits through Fitchburg State University for an additional fee of $345 that is paid at the first session.

    Hours/PDPs: 19 hours face-to-face, plus 6 hours follow-up virtual/webinar coaching; 25 PDPs. 

    Cancellation Policy: Refund can be issued provided that notification of a participant’s cancellation is received no less than fifteen (15) days before the workshop date. NRC reserves the right to cancel or postpone undersubscribed workshops.

    Questions? Call 781-878-6056: Deborah White x102, email OR Margie Kenney x155, email


    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