Multiple formats to fit your schedule
multiple formats to fit your schedule
We’ll send one of our experts to your school to lead a hands-on workshop.
Join us for a live presentation that includes an opportunity to ask questions.
On Demand Webinars
Watch one of our recorded workshops online whenever it’s convenient for you. Learn More.
A small sampling of our site-based workshops
Here are just some of the professional development workshops we have available. Contact us to explore all the options or discuss a customized option for your school.
Designing Innovative Learning Spaces
Helps teachers collaboratively investigate, research, resources, and practice around creating and using student-centered learning spaces. Explore best practice and apply it to contexts. Prototype ideas for agile learning spaces and identify future plans.
Culture and Climate in the Student-Centered Classroom
Explores research and examples of best practice in classroom culture. Time and space is included to develop personalized strategies to try out in classrooms, working as a cohort to brainstorm, ideate, and provide feedback.
Incorporating Authentic Student Voice and Choice in the Classroom
Offers a variety of approaches that establish a culture of student voice and choice, as well as strategies for managing those structures in the classroom.
Building a Culture of Collaboration
Collaboration is at the top of the list of skills that 21st century employers look for. This workshop will provide teachers with an opportunity to do a deep dive into the competencies that are central to collaboration. Teachers will also explore ways to build collaboration, and engage in a design
challenge to outline how they will build structures for collaboration in their own classrooms.
Instructional Strategies for Innovative Learning
Innovative learning spaces require innovative instructional strategies, and vice versa. Experience a variety of instructional delivery methods that support student-centered learning and build 21st century skills. Teachers also engage in a guided design process to outline plans for
innovative instructional delivery methods in their classrooms.
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