Professional Development at RBT

Making Student Thinking Visible (MSTV 18-185)


Online Course

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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. 

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 $375 is required, which will be payable directly to the university.

Cost: $455 per participant      

To register larger groups of teachers, please call (978) 263-9449 or email to reach an RBT Client Services Representative who can assist you with your registration.




3 graduate credits available through Fitchburg State University for an additional cost of $375 is required, which is paid directly to the university.