Professional Learning

2018 Professional Learning

BOOK COMING SOON

BOOK COMING SOON

Tools for Classroom Instruction That Works Academy (LA-metro area)

Join educational leaders and authors Harvey Silver and Cheryl Abla as they present practical instructional tools from the upcoming book, Tools for Classroom Instruction That Works (co-published by McREL, available December 2017). Aligned with McREL’s renowned Classroom Instruction That Works strategies and framework, this two-day academy will deliver an intensive learning, working, and planning session for classroom teachers, instructional coaches, teacher mentors, principals and assistant principals, and central office PD leaders.

This academy will help participants raise student achievement by focusing on crafting dynamic learning activities supported by the best research on effective instruction. Participants will gain valuable insights and practical tools for delivering engaging instruction that makes a difference in students’ learning. Participants will also receive a personal copy of the book Tools for Classroom Instruction That Works.

January 10–11, 2018 | Alhambra (LA metro), California
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Tools for Classroom Instruction That Works Academy (Denver)

(includes extended coaching during the 2018–19 school year)

Learn practical instructional tools from the book, Tools for Classroom Instruction That Works. Aligned with McREL’s renowned Classroom Instruction That Works strategies and framework, this two-day academy will deliver an intensive learning, working, and planning session for classroom teachers, instructional coaches, teacher mentors, principals and assistant principals, and central office PD leaders. Participants will also receive a personal copy of the book Tools for Classroom Instruction That Works.

June 13–14 | Denver, Colorado
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October 18–19 | Denver, Colorado
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RECOMMENDED READING

RECOMMENDED READING

Helping ELLs Flourish with Academic Language Development Workshop

(includes extended coaching during the 2018–19 school year)

This two-day professional development workshop will help all teachers—general education and ELL specialists—apply effective research-based instructional strategies to the five stages of language acquisition and develop students’ academic language during subject-matter instruction, using McREL’s Academic Language Framework. Registrants will receive a coupon code to get 20% off the recommended book for this class.

June 18–19 | Denver, Colorado
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RECOMMENDED READING

RECOMMENDED READING

School Leadership That Works: Evidence-based Strategies for Sharpening Instructional Focus, Managing Change Processes, and Creating Shared Vision Workshop

(includes extended coaching during the 2018–19 school year)

Discover the leadership responsibilities that are most strongly connected to student achievement and learn practical strategies to develop a purposeful, positive school community, initiate and manage change within your school, and choose the right focus for your school’s improvement initiatives. Registrants will receive a coupon code to get 20% off the recommended book for this class.

June 20–22 | Denver, Colorado
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District Leadership That Works: Connecting Strategic Vision, Action, and Results Across Your System Workshop

(includes extended coaching during the 2018–19 school year)

During this 3-day session, participants will learn the principles of high-reliability systems and the actions used in healthcare, aviation, and other complex industries, and how these principles can be effectively applied to education systems. Determine the current state of your district systems and begin to map steps toward improving the quality of instruction and reducing variability in instructional quality within and among your schools.

June 26–28 | Denver, Colorado
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RECOMMENDED READING

RECOMMENDED READING

Unleashing Student Curiosity to Learn Workshop

(includes extended coaching during the 2018–19 school year)

Explore why and how curiosity can be sparked and sustained within your students, helping them become engaged, motivated, self-directed learners who “own” their educational journeys. Get tools, tips, and ideas for creating challenging learning tasks and higher-order questions that push students to deeper levels of content understanding and application. Registrants will receive a coupon code to get 20% off the recommended book for this class.

July 10–11 | Denver, Colorado
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October 25–26 | Denver, Colorado
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RECOMMENDED READING

RECOMMENDED READING

Managing Change: Evidence-based Strategies for Starting and Sustaining New Policies, Practices, and Processes Workshop

(includes extended coaching during the 2018–19 school year)

Change is constant in schools: every new program, policy, or procedure comes with the need to implement and manage change well.  Attend this research- and evidence-based session to learn the keys to helping your school team not just survive change, but thrive in it. Registrants will receive a coupon code to get 20% off the recommended book for this class.

July 12–13 | Denver, Colorado
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October 11–12 | Denver, Colorado
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Instructional Coaching That Works Workshop

(includes extended coaching during the 2018–19 school year)

Learn a new, more effective approach to instructional coaching that is focused on “inside-out,” strengths-based peer coaching that brings small teams of teachers together, building on the bright spots while learning and growing as peers and professionals. You’ll leave this session knowing how to create belief among your school team that personal and collective growth are possible, and use data to drive coaching decisions that will have positive effects on outcomes that matter to all.

July 17–18 | Denver, Colorado
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September 20–21 | Denver, Colorado
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How to Move Your School from Improvement to Innovation: A Guided Pathway for Success Workshop

(includes extended coaching during the 2018–19 school year)

You’ll leave this intensive two-day session with an understanding of the important differences between an inside-out, curiosity-driven approach to school improvement and an outside-in or top-down approach. Learn how to focus for improvement or innovation and identification of high-leverage strategies for action and gain an understanding of the importance of monitoring change, both for the organization and for individuals.

July 19–20 | Denver, Colorado
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September 27–28 | Denver, Colorado
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Academy | Tools for Classroom Instruction That Works

CMK525_4c-TCITW_FRONT-CVR-HR-SMJanuary 10–11, 2018 | Alhambra (LA metro), California

Join educational leaders and authors Harvey Silver and Cheryl Abla as they present practical instructional tools from the upcoming book, Tools for Classroom Instruction That Works (co-published by McREL, available December 2017). Aligned with McREL’s renowned Classroom Instruction That Works strategies and framework, this two-day academy will deliver an intensive learning, working, and planning session for classroom teachers, instructional coaches, teacher mentors, principals and assistant principals, and central office PD leaders.

This academy will help participants raise student achievement by focusing on crafting dynamic learning activities supported by the best research on effective instruction. Participants will gain valuable insights and practical tools for delivering engaging instruction that makes a difference in students’ learning.

Participants will learn and practice:

  • McREL’s nine categories of instructional strategies
  • Practical classroom tools and activities to increase student success
  • Tools to help students develop understanding
  • Strategies to help students extend and apply their knowledge
  • Guidance for instructional coaches and principals

All participants will receive a personal copy of the book Tools for Classroom Instruction That Works, co-written and co-published by Thoughtful Classroom™ and McREL.

Follow academy hashtag: #T4CITW

Learn more and register.