Professional Development at Research for Better Teaching

Long-Term Partnerships

We know that even the best designed professional development will not have a lasting impact unless critical supports are in place to sustain gains over time. That’s why RBT forges long-term partnerships with districts to help you design and strengthen the following structures and processes:

  • Instructional coaching programs where coaches work in partnership with teachers, principals, and district leadership to strengthen instructional practice tied to student-learning goals
  • School leadership teams
  • High-functioning professional learning communities
  • Maximum access to ongoing professional learning opportunities and resources for strengthening teaching, leading, and data use practices
  • Adult professional culture characterized by collective responsibility for student learning and non-defensive self-examination of practice 
  • In-district instructor programs where district staff are certified to deliver RBT professional development programs