Practical, proven strategies from professional development leaders.

Upcoming Conferences

May 2014
Portland, Oregon

Turning around schools is tough work, and you shouldn’t have to do it alone. We invite you to join us at the School Improvement Summit to learn how you can get proven results in just one year. The School Improvement Summit is anchored on Nine Foundational Practices that represent over 10 years of effective schools research.

July 2014
Chicago, Illinois

The Math in Focus: Singapore Math Institute helps connect new and current implementers of Math in Focus as well as people who are interested in Singaporean pedagogy. This institute will not replace or replicate our ongoing site‑based Professional Development, but rather will be an extension of Singaporean pedagogy through the Common Core State Standards of Mathematical Content and Practice. Math in Focus will serve as the instructional backdrop to address topics/themes regarding Year 1, Year 2, and Year 3 Math in Focus implementations.
This institute does not qualify as a complimentary seminar for Follett customers.

April 2014
San Antonio, Texas

The Data Teams seminar teaches a collaborative model for implementing data-driven decision making at the instructional level. The Data Teams process provides a structure for teachers to specifically identify areas of student need and collaboratively decide on the best instructional approach in response to those needs. This structure allows schools and school systems to break down the silos of individual practice and create instead truly professional teams of educators who continuously reflect on and improve their practice. In addition, Data Teams 4.0 now delivers an efficient step- by- step process to create short cycle formative assessments used in the formative process.

April 2014
San Antonio, Texas

Rigorous Curriculum Design is a model for designing or redesigning curriculum so that it truly represents a rigorous 21st‑Century set of comprehensive units of study that fully support the Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS). This two‑day seminar will provide an overview of the entire process so that educators and leaders can, over time, follow the plan to create rigorous curricular units of study.

April 2014
San Antonio, Texas

During this two-day seminar participants will learn the 10‑step process for creating Common Formative Assessments and will develop a sample assessment with accompanying scoring guides. This highly interactive seminar ensures educators gain a deep understanding of how to collaboratively develop and refine assessments to gather reliable and timely feedback on their student’s progress.

May 2014
Sacramento, California

This two-day seminar focuses on reading and writing strategies that can applied in any discipline area. Participants will understand the need for rigorous, cross-curricular literacy instruction and be given collaborative time to action plan for implementation in their subject area.

May 2014
Sacramento, California

Rigorous Curriculum Design is a model for designing or redesigning curriculum so that it truly represents a rigorous 21st‑Century set of comprehensive units of study that fully support CCSS. This two‑day seminar will provide an overview of the entire process so that educators and leaders can, over time, follow the plan to create rigorous curricular units of study.

May 2014
Sacramento, California

The Data Teams 4 Learning Seminar teaches a collaborative model for implementing data-driven decision making at the instructional level. The Data Teams process provides a structure for teachers to specifically identify areas of student need and collaboratively decide on the best instructional approach in response to those needs. This structure allows schools and school systems to break down the silos of individual practice and create instead truly professional teams of educators who continuously reflect on and improve their practice.

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