Studying Skillful Teaching (21-195) Virtual


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This virtual course will model the effective use of both synchronous and asynchronous tools to promote an interactive and rich learning experience. Each afternoon includes a 2-hour synchronous session and asynchronous learning experiences for continued learning, processing, and reflection.


4:03 PM to 6:03 PM



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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. 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.

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  • Teachers
  • Teacher Leaders
  • Instructional Coaches
  • Administrators


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


Course schedules are designed to balance virtual synchronous and asynchronous learning and reflection with out-of-class application. Course readings draw upon the course text, The Skillful Teacher, and current professional articles. Course assignments 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 or (978) 893-0109.




Participants completing all program requirements can optionally receive three graduate, three undergraduate, or three undergraduate para credits for an additional fee paid directly to the issuing university. Registration information will be given on day 1 of the course.


Jodi Wirt has worked as a teacher and administrator in Florida, Virginia and Illinois.  Most recently she served as Assistant Superintendent for Instruction, PreK-12 in Lake Zurich CUSD 95.  While in Lake Zurich, Jodi oversaw the development and implementation of curriculum and...Full Bio

Laura Cooper has worked as a teacher and administrator in urban and suburban districts in Arizona, Massachusetts, and Illinois. She helped create the Minority Student Achievement Network, a network of districts committed to eliminating achievement gaps between white students and students of...Full Bio