Professional Development at RBT

Open Enrollment Programs

RBT's Open Enrollment Programs are open to the public, and we accept registrations on a rolling basis.  Decisions to run a course will be made based on enrollment numbers two weeks prior to the start date of the course.  If you have any questions on Open Enrollment Programs, please email Registrar@RBTeach.com or call 978-893-0109.

We are always planning new open enrollment opportunities.  If you do not see a course you are interested in, please fill out this form to let us know of your interest.

In response to the COVID-19 limitations for in-person gatherings, our open enrollment courses will be offered virtually and include a combination of live virtual meetings and offline assignments. Courses begun virtually will continue virtually until completion. Adjustments will be made as necessary for assignment completion to accommodate different access to students and classrooms.

 

A Framework for Central Office Leaders:How to Change Leadership Practice and Improve the Work of Struggling Principals and Colleagues (22-168)

Dates: Oct 13, 2021, Oct 27, 2021, Nov 10, 2021, Dec 1, 2021, Dec 14, 2021
Sessions 1, 3, 5 will be two-hours in length, 10am-12pm. Facilitative Sessions 2 and 4 will be one hour in length, 10-11am. Registration closes when seat capacity is reached or on September 29, 2021 at midnight, whichever comes first.
Times: 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Location: Virtual
Current Status: Open

A framework for central office leaders to effectively support struggling principals and colleagues to better serve those they lead.

How can we recognize, analyze, and fill leadership gaps? How can we give high-impact feedback that makes a difference in practice? How can we ensure excellence and equity in decision-making and supervision? How do we build results-focused teams, spot concerns, and fix them to maximize progress? How can we manage conflict and toxicity to increase our own productivity and that of others?

This five-

Instructor: Pia Durkin, PhD
Price (per person): $599.00

Analyzing Teaching for Student Results (22-181) Virtual

Dates: Nov 10, 2021, Dec 14, 2021, Jan 12, 2022, Feb 2, 2022, Mar 1, 2022, Mar 29, 2022, Apr 27, 2022
This virtual course will model the effective use of both synchronous and asynchronous tools to promote an interactive and rich learning experience. Each day includes a 2-hour morning synchronous session, flexible time midday for asynchronous learning experiences, and a 2-hour afternoon synchronous session for continued learning, processing, and reflection. Registration closes on October 27 at midnight, or when seat capacity is reached.
Times: 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM
Current Status: Wait list only

Reflecting the national shift towards learning-focused supervision and evaluation, this program helps leaders zero in on high-leverage teaching strategies that make a difference to student learning.

Instructor: Jonathan Landman Ed.D

Audit - Making Student Thinking Visible (MSTV Audit 22-111) Online

Dates: Jul 1, 2021
Self-paced online course; rolling enrollment
Location: Virtual
Current Status: Open
Making Student Thinking Visible Online Course

In this 20-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

Price (per person): $375.00

Coached - Making Student Thinking Visible (MSTV Coached 22-112) Online

Dates: Jul 1, 2021
Self-paced online course; rolling enrollment
Location: Virtual
Current Status: Open
Making Student Thinking Visible Online Course

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

Instructor: Renee DeWald
Price (per person): $575.00

Studying Skillful Teaching (22-182) Virtual

Dates: Oct 2, 2021, Oct 20, 2021, Nov 6, 2021, Nov 17, 2021, Dec 4, 2021, Dec 15, 2021, Jan 12, 2022, Feb 5, 2022
NOTE: Saturday sessions run 9am-3pm with a 2-hour morning synchronous session, flexible time midday for asynchronous learning experiences, and a 2-hour afternoon synchronous session for continued learning, processing, and reflection. Wednesday sessions will be held from 3:30pm-5:30pm with asynchronous assignments in between sessions. Registration closes on September 17 at midnight, or when seat capacity is reached.
Times: 3:30 PM to 5:30 PM
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,

Instructor: Mary Ann Haley-Speca
Price (per person): $740.00