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VIRTUAL PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT


Teaching and learning online offers a unique opportunity to engage faculty and students in a novel way. Virtual classrooms support mastery of digital tools as well as collaboration with broad and diverse learning communities.

 

 We offer workshops, live webinars, virtual coaching and curriculum support services to help educational leaders create classrooms and school systems that engage and prepare learners for success in the 21st century.



PERSONALIZED BOOT CAMPS AND WEBINARS

 

Virtual Boot Camps | 12 Credit Hours

  • Curriculum Mapping and Assessment Design w/Heidi Hayes Jacobs, Marie Hubley Alcock  -- This workshop begins with a focus on establishing a mission for curriculum mapping and a strategy for implementation within your school. We also guide participants through upgrading unit maps and the integration of assessment data into curriculum maps to improve student performance. Onsite coaching is customized to meet the needs of each school group in attendance.
  • Designing Structures for Modern Learning w/Heidi Hayes Jacobs, Marie Hubley Alcock -- This workshop examines expanding the options for each of the four structures that make modern learning possible: schedules, learning spaces, student grouping, and personnel configurations. We will look at the relationship between these structures, and how to research and develop programs tailored to the student population in your school. Action plans will be developed.

Webinars | 1.5 Credit Hours

  • Quest-Based Learning w/ Marie Hubley Alcock, Michael Fisher, Allison Zmuda -- How can we assist our learners in creating personalized quests into meaningful issues and problems? How can we expand global perspectives by engaging students in dynamic interdisciplinary investigations? How do we cultivate global competence and connections in the curriculum? Participants will walk through a step by step process for helping learners dive into personalized investigations.
  • Game Design Lenses w/ Marie Hubley Alcock -- In this session, participants will collaboratively explore a number of Game Design Lenses that will bring their contemporary teaching and learning practices to a whole new level. Literally. Participants will “level up” as they are invited to collaboratively assess games they already play and pitch a new game through several lenses. Participants will share their creations with the group and create an action plan for taking the game design lenses back to their home schools.

REMOTE CONSULTING AND COACHING

 

Professional Development | Consulting, Coaching, Workshops and Meeting Facilitation

Our services are delivered through a series of leadership level consulting, step-by-step coaching, and meeting facilitation for teacher groups, school boards and parent & student groups.

 

Specific Components Available: We can customize to your needs

Getting Started - Areas of Focus

  • alignment to standards
  • bundling of standards for foundational consistency
  • standards based grading & reporting
  • designing student facing learning targets for self-navigation
  • personalized & individualized learning 
  • curriculum design & unit design 
  • curriculum mapping
  • assessment design for diagnosis and prescription
  • using 6 types of data in planning
  • instructional strategies tool box
  • framing the learning 
  • brain research on literacy development in young brains
  • upgrading curriculum and assessments to be contemporary and engaging
  • designing proficiency scales and scoring guides
  • assessing essential questions
  • custom leadership topics

Advanced - Special Topics

  • safe virtual learning environments
  • virtual schedules and blended schedules 
  • teaching self navigation to students
  • designing meaningful virtual learning experiences
  • designing virtual assessments
  • game design lenses in classrooms
  • question design with students
  • network design for teachers and students
  • brain based learning environments & instruction 
  • questing  learning design
  • learning networks for adults and children
  • assessment of product and process
  • differentiation of experiences
  • portrait of a Graduate Design
  • using 4 types of lesson plans
  • individualization of curriculum and the role of artificial intelligence
  • designing contemporary schools with 4 structures of schedule, space, grouping of children, and grouping of adults

 

Remote Support | Curriculum Audits plus Curriculum Maps, Units and Lesson Plan Development

Virtual services offer flexible work-time that can be used for curriculum database audits with feedback and/ or the development of curriculum maps, units, lesson plans, year-long contexts, or other curricular components.

 

Curriculum Database Audits & Feedback

  • Audit of curriculum database and curricular components to identify strengths, gaps and opportunities for improvement.
  • Review of existing curriculum frameworks for quality and continuity.

Curriculum Alignment & Components 

  • We can provide a framework for alignment to required standards in a curriculum database, with recorded demonstrations and/ or reporting.
  • We also offer exemplary samples and custom components by discipline and grade level.

Specific Components in Audit: We can customize to your needs

Curriculum

  • Quality Virtual Curriculum
  • Self navigating curriculum
  • Quality Learning Targets
  • Is it Personalized learning?
  • Internal Alignment of a unit
  • Vertical & Horizontal Alignment between courses
  • Quality Portrait of a graduate targets
  • Contemporary Consensus Maps

Instruction

  • Quality Engaging Student Activities
  • Differentiation of experiences
  • Crosswalk of Existing Material to non negotiable requirements

Assessment

  • Quality Virtual Assessments
  • Common Assessments & assessment placeholders
  • Item Banks
  • Proficiency Scales
  • Method to target alignment
  • Scoring Guides