Professional Development

Professional Development

Helping teachers, see it, hear it and experience the difference.

 

WHO:         Available for Districts and Schools

WHAT:      Educator Professional Development

Teaching, learning, and leading is complex, challenging, and rewarding.
Today’s teachers and leaders need engaging, timely, and relevant tools
and strategies to help all students succeed.

We offer numerous research-based sessions ranging from student
engagement to classroom management techniques.

If you are looking for innovative, affordable, and effective solutions,
we’ll help you meet your goals.

WHERE:  Live Online 3 hour (Can combine 2 for a full day of PD)

WHEN:     Can be scheduled anytime

HOW:       Sessions developed by Dr. Bryan Harris, Chief Education Officer

PRICE: $2,999  per session


Build your PD package by adding the desired sessions below to your Cart.

  • Professional Development | 3 Hour Session

    Retaining New Teachers –  K 12 schools in the United States are suffering from an epidemic of teacher attrition: nearly half of all new teachers leave the field within their first five years, and thousands of teaching positions across the country are going unfilled. What can school leaders do about this persistent turnover and the resulting loss of human potential?  Based on the book by the same title, this session describes four broad supports that he says are crucial to helping early-career teachers succeed and stay in the profession: comprehensive induction programs, supportive administrators, skilled mentors, and helpful colleagues.

  • Professional Development | 3 Hour Session

    Strategies for Students That Drive You Nuts – This session focuses on strategies that are effective when working with students who exhibit challenging behaviors.  Research will be shared that offer glimpses into why some students exhibit difficult behaviors and participants are provided with numerous, specific strategies that have been proven effective.

  • Professional Development | 3 Hour Session

    Student Engagement for Deep Thinking – In order for students to be successful in school and in life, they need to be challenged to think deeply and critically about content standards and to reflect on their own learning.  Knowing that the development of deep thinking skills takes time, practice, and an intentional focus, this workshop provides teachers with specific strategies, lesson outlines, and methods that will engage students in the process of deep thinking.

  • Professional Development | 3 Hour Session

    Writing that Supports Learning – Writing to learn or writing for learning (as opposed to learning to write) is one of the most well-researched and effective ways to help students master core academic content.  Based on the simple idea that the process of writing is the process of thinking, this relevant and practical session offers numerous easy to use-to-use and effective writing strategies that will help all students improve academic performance.

  • Professional Development | 3 Hour Session

    Understanding the ADD/ADHD Student – Students with attention processing disorders are often challenging to classroom teachers.  This fun and interactive session will provide an overview of the brain functioning of students with ADD or ADHD.  Participants will be given numerous, easy to implement ideas that will help students focus, learn, and retain information.

  • Professional Development | 3 Hour Session

    Surprisingly Simple Ways to Boost Memory & Recall – As teachers, we go to great lengths to design and deliver engaging lessons so that our students master important content; we incorporate technology, we create engaging questions, and we search out the right instructional materials. After all that, it can be quite frustrating when students don’t seem to be able to recall key information even a few days after we teach it.  Fortunately, science may have some answers. This session will offer you numerous, easy-to-use, and effective strategies for helping students boost memory and recall.

  • Professional Development | 3 Hour Session

    Reaching the Reluctant Learner – This workshop focuses on those strategies that are effective when working with students who are unmotivated and reluctant to participate in learning activities.  Many of these reluctant learners present no overt difficult behaviors and have learned to stall or become invisible in the classroom.  Participants will be shown specific strategies that are effective and can be implemented immediately in the classroom.

  • Professional Development | 3 Hour Session

    Pulling the Weeds – Stress Management for Educators – Based on one principle, live a balanced life and 24 simple rules to live by, this session provides participants with strategies for balancing their health, personal life, and work responsibilities in order to be effective in all aspects of their life.  Applicable for educators at all levels (classroom, paraprofessional, administrative), the session is fun, relaxed, and humorous but also provides clear evidence of the negative impacts of stress on the body and brain.

  • Professional Development | 3 Hour Session

    Poverty and Its Effects on Learning – Did you know that over 20% of American students live in poverty?  Students experiencing poverty or near-poverty conditions face unique challenges (and so do the schools that serve them).  While the statistics are alarming if you work with students living in poverty, there is good news. Teachers and schools all across the country are experiencing success.  Have you ever wondered what they are doing differently?  This session will provide you with the background, strategies, and tools you’ll need to be the next success story.

  • Professional Development | 3 Hour Session

    Making Sense of the Growth Mindset – The last decade of research on concepts related to mindset has revealed some important facts for educators.  A growth mindset, an individual’s way to thinking about themselves and the way the world works, is essential to helping them experience success in both school and in life.  This session explores effective methods and strategies for educators to utilize that will help students to build or strengthen a growth mindset.

  • Professional Development | 3 Hour Session

    Inside the Teen Brain – This course uncovers the fascinating research surrounding the unique development of the adolescent brain.  Participants will learn that the teen brain is wired differently and functions differently than an adult brain.  This fact has significant implications for classroom practice.  Participants will be provided with specific, effective strategies that help the teen brain make sense of learning.

  • Professional Development | 3 Hour Session

    Building Resiliency in Struggling StudentsResiliency can be defined as the ability to persist in the face of adversity or the ability to bounce back after facing a challenging situation. Helping students develop resiliency skills and attitudes has a positive effect on academic achievement, behavior, and long-term success in life.  This session offers educators with numerous, effective strategies for working with students of all backgrounds and experiences.

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