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Professional Development

Instructional Practices

We will work with you to create an ideal professional development plan to support your goals and budget.

Any Rubicon software systems can be integrated into appropriate workshops.

Individual Sessions

All our sessions can be conducted onsite or facilitated online over a series of engagements. Onsite sessions are $2500 a day per facilitator, plus travel costs. Our online sessions are offered at $250 an hour, with some sessions requiring a minimum of two hours.

Build a Classroom Community

Onsite: 1 day

Who Should Attend? 

Teachers

Overview

Implement a strengths-based behavior management system to support a caring classroom community. Brainstorm solutions to everyday student needs and translate them back to your classroom.

Outcome

Develop tools and strategies to create and maintain a strong classroom community.

Create a Behavior Management System

Onsite: 1 day

Who Should Attend? 

Administrators, Counselors and Deans

Overview

Analyze your current programs and collaborate with colleagues to form a leveled intervention system to support student behavioral success.

Outcome

Adopt a school-wide, strengths-based behavior management system.

Move from Instructor to Facilitator in the Classroom

Onsite: 1 day

Who Should Attend? 

Teachers

Overview

Transform your classroom from teacher-focused to student-centered and teacher-facilitated. Create protocols to guide students as they direct their own learning.

Outcome

Develop tools and resources to support a student-driven classroom.

Concept Based Learning and Instruction

Onsite: 1 day | Online: 3 – 6 on-hour guided sessions

Who Should Attend? 

Teachers/Curriculum writers

Overview

Examine the principles of concept-based learning. Develop curriculum that follows the three dimensions of concept-based learning. Identify the big ideas within a topic to allow students to make cross-curricular connections and secure deeper understanding.

Outcome

Draft a concept-based unit.

Translate the Documented Curriculum into Instruction

Onsite: 1 day | Online: 3 – 6 one-hour guided sessions

Who Should Attend? 

Teachers

Overview

Utilize documented curriculum to create instructional practices and strategies to engage students and lead to long term learning.

Outcome

Develop instructional strategies that are based on the documented curriculum.

Strategies for Engaging Students with NGSS

Onsite: 1 day | Online: 3 – 6 one-hour guided sessions

Who Should Attend?

Teachers and Curriculum writers

Overview

Deepen your understanding of the NGSS. Explore teaching strategies and learning activities that reflect the instructional shifts in the science standards.  Plan instruction around NGSS phenomena, support student-led investigations, and consider how students will show evidence of their learning.

Outcome

Develop NGSS-aligned learning activities, assessments and instructional supports.

Strategies for Engaging Students with Differentiated Instruction

Onsite: 1 day | Online: 3 – 6 one-hour guided sessions

Who Should Attend? 

Teachers and Curriculum writers

Overview

Review the guiding principles of differentiated instruction. Respond to student needs through instructional strategies based on student readiness, interests, and learning profile.

Outcome

Develop a unit that outlines differentiated instructional strategies that target content, process, products, and learning environment.

Integrating Social-Emotional Learning Standards and Competencies into Curriculum

Onsite: 1 – 2 days | Online: 3 – 6 one-hour guided sessions

Who Should Attend? 

Teachers, Curriculum Writers and School Leaders

Overview

Neuroscientists have discovered that “emotions are the rudder that steers thinking” (Immordino-Yang, 2015).

Administrators and teachers will gain a comprehensive understanding of the latest research on social-emotional learning (SEL), explore related resources, and create a plan to successfully integrate SEL standards and competencies into existing or new curricula.

Outcome

Through dynamic conversations, participants will identify their school/district SEL goals and develop a plan for curricular integration of learning activities, assessments, and resources that will support intrapersonal, interpersonal, and cognitive competencies.

Literacy Strategies in Early Childhood

Onsite: 1 – 2 days

Who Should Attend? 

Teachers, Literacy Coaches and Early Interventionists 

Overview

Review their current literacy strategies in terms of goals and developmentally appropriate expectations.  Compare and contrast a variety of phonological and phonemic awareness skill progressions and practice simple everyday activities that support these critical stages of literacy development.

Outcome

Develop a solid understanding of phonological and phonemic awareness and how these skills can be introduced in playful, open ended, and creative ways. 

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