Professional Development at RBT

Online Programs

Making Student Thinking Visible Online Course

In this 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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This self-paced, online course has two purchase options: coached or audit.

Take the course for credit.

This 45-hour option includes interaction with a coach who provides feedback on assignments including a mid-course evaluation and capstone final project.

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 $385 is required, which is paid directly to the university. The course should be completed within four months.

          Coached Version: $575 per participant      Click here to purchase


Audit the course.

This 20-hour option does not include coaching. Participants successfully completing all course requirements are eligible for continuing education units (CEUs) or 20 Professional Development Points (PDPs) (in MA only). In addition, it is not eligible for graduate credit.  The course should be completed within three months.

          Audit Version:      $375 per participant      Click here to purchase


Enroll a group.

To register a group, please call (978) 893-0109 or email to reach an RBT Client Services Representative who can assist you with your registration.