Professional Development at RBT

Making Student Thinking Visible



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Making Student Thinking Visible Online Course

RBT, with our partner Knowledge Delivery Systems, recently launched an online course "Making Student Thinking Visible", described below.

In this 45-hour online course you will learn skills used to Make Students Thinking Visible (MSTV). You will hear from Jon Saphier, founder and president of Research for Better Teaching, Inc., and Lucy West, Founder of Metamorphosis TLC, on the concepts, embedded values, and operating principles of MSTV. You will explore in depth these principles and practice building a robust talk environment that builds student confidence and extends their capacity to manage discussions. Along the way you will learn about teaching habits that have to change and about the preparation and planning needed to fully integrate MSTV into your classroom. 

Here's what Nancy Barile from Revere High School, Revere, MA had to say about her experience in her blog.

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For a preview, view the video below.

This 45-hour self-paced on-line course has two purchase options: credit or non-credit.

Take the course for credit.

This option includes interaction with a coach who provides feedback on eight assignments including a mid-course evaluation and capstone final projectThe course should be completed within three months

Participants successfully completing all course requirements are eligible for three graduate credits, continuing education units (CEUs) or 67.5 Professional Development Points (PDPs) (in MA only).  If the participant opts for graduate credits through Fitchburg State University, an additional cost of $335 is required, which will be payable directly to the university.

Cost: $455 per participant      

For the Graduate Credit Option, please call (978) 263-9449 or email to reach an RBT Client Services Representative who can assist you with your registration.

Audit the course.

This option includes no grading or coaching.  In addition, it is not eligible for graduate credit.  The course should be completed within two months.

Cost: $279 per participant      Click here to purchase





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