Professional Development at Research for Better Teaching

Capacity Building

RBT offers in-depth professional development programs along with products and publications in three areas of expertise that most directly impact classrooms and student achievement:

  • Skillful Teaching: Includes everything a teacher does that impacts student learning, from communicating their belief in students’ capabilities to making student thinking visible to developing their cultural proficiency.
  • Skillful Leadership: Includes developing a common language and concept system about effective instruction; honing skills in implementing newly mandated teacher evaluation systems with rigor and fidelity; shepherding change; and coaching and using data effectively.
  • Skillful Data Use: Includes strengthening data literacy and teacher collaboration to maximize the power of multiple sources of data, including daily formative assessment to impact teaching and learning.