Traditional professional development isn’t working like you need it to.

Our mission is to make training simpler and easier to implement.

We know that if you expect teachers to really get down and dirty and aligned with the Common Core in meaningful, non-superficial ways…you’ve got to make it PRACTICAL and SIMPLE.  (And, by the way, practical and simple doesn’t mean “dumbed down” – but it must equal “do-able!”) So that’s why we’ve developed a very simple, how-to driven series of classes called How-To Teach the Common Core.

There are four Classes designed for K-12 teachers:

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Class 1: Reading Informational Text Standards

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Class 2: Reading Literature Text Standards
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Class 3: Speaking and Listening Standards
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Class 4: Writing and Language Standards
These classes are designed to teach and model strategies, habits and skills that answer the question: So what does it look like to TEACH these ELA Standards?

Here’s a detailed list of how-to’s for each Class:

Reading Informational Text Standards (Class 1)
  • How to Decode a Standard
  • How to Learn and Master Your Grade Level Standards
  • How to Determine the Level of Complexity of Your Standards
  • How to Adjust Lesson Plans for Each Standard  Based Upon Complexity
  • How to Distinguish Between Informational and Non-Fiction Text
  • How to Use the Patterns of the RI/RL Standards to Lesson Plan
  • How to Teach Close Reading (RI/RL.1-9)
  • How to Teach Text Dependent Questions (RI/RL.1-9)
  • How to Master and Teach the Individual RI Standards
  • How to Teach Students to Summarize (RI.1-3)
  • How to Teach Text Structure (RI.4-6)
Reading Literature Standards (Class 2)
  • How to Determine the Level of Complexity of Text (RI/RL.10)
  • How to Master and Teach the Individual RI Standards
  • How to Teach Theme (RL.2)
  • How to Teach Figurative Language (RL.4)
  • How to Teach Story Structure (RL.5)
  • How to Teach Point of View (RL.6)
  • How to Compare and Contrast Two Pieces (RL.7, 9)
  • How to Pace the Teaching of the Standards
Speaking and Listening Standards (Class 3)
  • How to Distinguish Between a Response and a Discussion
  • How to Teach When Formal and Information Language is Necessary (SL.6)
  • How to Master and Teach the Individual SL Standards and How They Underpin the RI and RL Standards
  • How to Teach Discussion in 21-Days or Less (SL.1-3)
  • How to Use the Standards Themselves to Create Mini-Rubrics for Teaching and Assessing Your Students’ SL Standards
  • How to Use the Quality Discussion Rubric to Explicitly the Skills of Teach Speaking and Listening
  • How to Teach Students to Give a Presentation (SL.4-6)
  • How to Differentiate the Standards For Teaching Above, At and Below Benchmark Students
Writing and Language Standards (Class 4)
  • How to Act in Response to the Most Recent Research on Writing and Teaching the Writing Standards
  • How to Master and Teach the Individual Writing and Language Standards and How They Connect with the RI/RL/SL Standards
  • How to Teach Students the Trick of “Task/Audience/Purpose” Prior to Writing (W.4)
  • How to Teach Students to Write a Paragraph and an Essay (W.5)
  • How to Create Mini-Rubrics for Argument/Opinion Writing Based Upon Your Grade Level Standards (W.1)
  • How to Create Mini-Rubrics for Informational Writing Based Upon Your Grade Level Standards (W.2)
  • How to Create Mini-Rubrics for Narrative Writing Based Upon Your Grade Level Standards (W.3)
  • How to Teach Argumentative/Opinion Writing (W.1)
  • How to Teach Students to Research for Informational Writing (W.7-9)
It’s really about the WHAT and the HOW. Nothing more, nothing less!

Here’s How It Works:

  • 1-2 Experts from your school attend a 2-hour virtual class live with our team where we teach you how to use your Expert Binder, Participant Resource Guides and Class DVDs to train your staff
  • You pull your leadership team together after you’ve delivered each class so that you can watch the Leadership DVD and discuss how you can support your teachers as they implement the take-aways from each class Materials
  • Expert Binder (Trainer’s notes, 5 DVDs, Participant Resource Guide) for each Expert from your site
  • Participant Resource Guides for each teacher on your staff
  • Leadership DVD

Pricing

$500 ea

Expert Binder

$45 ea

Participant Resource Guides

Varies

2-hour Expert Live Class

If this sounds like something that hits the spot for you, let's talk!

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