Professional Development at RBT

Systemic Improvement Projects

RBT acts as a critical friend and partner with district leaders, school leaders, and teachers to coordinate a long-term change process that produces results: changes in culture, leadership, and classroom practice that have a direct and lasting impact on student achievement and motivation. Our staff and consultants work in concert with the team throughout the process.

 

Plan for Sustainable Improvement 

  • Assessing strengths and needs
  • Determining the highest-leverage entry point
  • Establishing shared goals and expectations
  • Engaging stakeholders
  • Aligning RBT’s work with other initiatives
  • Maintaining a focus on improving classroom teaching and learning

 

Implement Professional Development, Coaching, and Consulting

  • Tailoring professional learning experiences to participants’ needs
  • Using ongoing formative assessment to adjust programs
  • Blending face-to-face professional development with technology-based delivery
  • Combining workshops with classroom and leadership coaching
  • Customizing consulting

 

Monitor Implementation

  • Debriefing on a regular basis with the team
  • Using formative data to make mid-course corrections
  • Building the capacity of leaders to manage complex change initiatives
  • Identifying and addressing needs as they arise
  • Anticipating and solving problems

 

Sustain Improvement

  • Using implementation and impact data to plan for the next high-leverage intervention
  • Assisting in creating structures to institutionalize changes, e.g., instructional coaches, Data Coaches, Data Teams, growth-oriented teacher evaluation systems, and Teaching, Learning, and Leading Academies