Professional Development at RBT

Studying Skillful Teaching: Promoting Motivation, Learning, and Achievement (SST 20-104)

Dates: 

Monday, Jul 8, 2019
Tuesday, Jul 9, 2019
Wednesday, Jul 10, 2019
Thursday, Jul 11, 2019
Thursday, Sep 26, 2019
Monday, Oct 28, 2019

Times: 

8:00 AM to 3:00 PM

Location: 

Research For Better Teaching
526 Main Street
Acton, MA 01720

Current Status: 

Open

Description

Nothing is more complex, challenging, or important than assuring high levels of learning for each and every student. And no single factor has a greater impact on student learning than skillful teaching.  This is RBT’s cornerstone program for building teachers’ capacity – the knowledge and skills as well as the courage and conviction - to promote students’ motivation, learning, and increased achievement. It is based on the belief that teaching is a process of decision-making; and that skillful teachers never stop learning through experimentation, data analysis, study, and collegial sharing about what works best for their studentsThe reflective dialogue is consistently rated by our clients as an invaluable asset for building common and coherent language among their educators.

Hear from some of our clients about this program.
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Audience

  • Teachers (at least 1 year of teaching experience recommended)
  • Mentors
  • Teacher Leaders
  • Instructional Coaches
  • Instructional Leaders
  • Supervisors and Evaluators of Teaching and Learning

Outcomes

While providing an overview to a comprehensive model of the knowledge base on teaching, participants will study, apply, and reflect on practical ways to:

  • Examine powerful beliefs and expectations that influence students' motivation to learn
  • Support students in developing a growth mindset  
  • Design lessons that focus students on what learning is most important (objective) and what success looks like (criteria for success)  
  • Apply research-based instructional strategies
  • Collect, analyze, and use formative assessment data to inform timely decisions about what happens next for students’ learning
  • Strengthen cultural proficiency in instruction, curriculum, class climate, and school environment

Format

Course schedules are designed to balance in-class learning and reflection with out-of-class application. Course readings draw upon the course text, The Skillful Teacher, and current professional articles.  Course assignments, of which there are three, strengthen participants’ capacities in the areas of planning, teaching, and reflecting.  Participants are expected to come prepared to each session having completed course readings and assignments and ready to engage in critical thinking and dialogue with fellow educators. 

37.5 Hour Program

For questions, please contact us at Registrar@RBTeach.com or (978) 263-9449.

Price: 

$900.00

Credits: 

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

Instructor(s): 

Deborah Reed is the Executive Vice President and a senior educational consultant with RBT. She has worked with schools and organization across the US and internationally on topics ranging from supporting high expertise teaching, school culture, and leadership development, to creating alternative...Full Bio