Professional Development at RBT

Studying Skillful Teaching (SST 20-162)


Tuesday, Oct 8, 2019
Thursday, Nov 14, 2019
Thursday, Dec 5, 2019
Thursday, Jan 30, 2020
Thursday, Feb 27, 2020
Tuesday, Mar 17, 2020
3/24/20 Snow date


8:33 AM to 3:33 PM


Cape Cod Collaborative

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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.

The Studying Skillful Teaching program 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 students. This reflective dialogue is consistently rated by our clients as an invaluable asset for building common and coherent language among their educators.

While receiving an overview to a comprehensive model of the knowledge base on teaching, participants will study, apply, and reflect on practical ways to: this program, participants will be able to:

  • Examine powerful beliefs and expectations that influence students’ motivations 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



Registration Instructions: 

Course Info Contact: Sheila Murray, 508.420.6950 x1145,


Course cost: $900 per participant (includes materials); Final tuition price depending on enrollment.
3 Graduate Credits available through Fitchburg State University; Information to be given the first day of the course.

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Christina has worked in urban education for the past eighteen years as a classroom teacher, trainer and middle school administrator.  She has designed and implemented a school-wide professional development program, as well as coached new and emerging teachers in all disciplines. Her particular...Full Bio