OUR WORKSHOPS

Across the nation, school’s ethnic makeups are changing and with those changes there has to be a culturally responsive approach to teaching. We offer introductory training on topics that will engage all teachers in the process of being culturally responsive.

  • “Cultural Responsive Teaching: A Crash Course”
  • “CRT: A Framework for Dialogue”
  • CRT: A School Wide Assessment Overview
  • The 411: Culturally Responsive Teaching: What Is It?
  • Restorative Practices in Schools
  • Males of Color Institute
  • Females of Color Institute
With literacy as the cornerstone of all learning, it’s critical that schools find ways to authentically interweave literacy in all content areas. We deliver solution-based strategies that can all teachers as they struggle with working with students who are not on “grade level”.  Our workshops are for new and experienced teachers “hands on” solutions. Our workshops range from:

  • “My Students Don’t Read on Grade Level: Now What?”
  • “Deconstructed the Literacy Standards Outside of the English/Language Arts Classroom”
  • “Literacy 101: A Framework for Success”
  • “Write Justice: Implementing a Social Justice Writing Curriculum for Reluctant Students”
In today’s world, people are asked to “prove” their claims in all aspects of their life? However, how do you align what’s asked of adults in the real world to writing in class? During this workshop series, participants will look at various modes of writing and develop strategies that will engage students in the process of not only writing from sources, but also drafting, collaborating, and publishing.

Workshops include (but are not limited to):

  • The Foundations of Correctly Answering a Short (and Extended) Constructed Response Question
  • The C.R.E.S.T. Method to Engage Students in Writing Authentically
  • How to Use Graphic Organizers to Make Students Independent Thinkers
  • How to Engage Students in Using Portfolios to Gauge Their Student Growth
  • Rubrics That Demand Students to M.O.V.E.
Malcolm Gladwell, the author of Outliers: The Story of Success (2008), calculates that it takes ten thousand hours of deliberate practice– practice that promotes continuous improvement — to master a complex skill.  So understandably,  the role of an Instructional Coach is crucial for teaching and learning.

We offer a variety of workshops for Instructional Coaches starting with:

  • Coaching 101: What is the Foundation for Leading Teachers?
  • Coaching Shallow or Coaching Deep:Which Approach Works For Your School
  • Managing Your Time As an Instructional Coach
  • Meaningful Teacher Feedback for Improvement
The Common Core’s Standards for Mathematical Practice (SMPs) focus on what it means for students to be mathematically proficient. However, how many math departments are struggling to implement them with fidelity?

Our dynamic math facilitators, have experience in elementary, middle, and high school in not only teaching mathematics but leading a dynamic math instruction and can customize our workshop to focus on your needs such as topics from:

  • Deconstructing the Standards for Mathematical Practice
  • Writing in the Mathematics Classroom
  • Creating Balanced Assessments in the Mathematics Classroom
  • Scaffolding Math Content for the Learner Not On Grade Level
In today’s world, people are asked to “prove” their claims in all aspects of their life? However, how do you align what’s asked of adults in the real world to writing in class? During this workshop series, participants will look at various modes of writing and develop strategies that will engage students in the process of not only writing from sources, but also drafting, collaborating, and publishing.

Our dynamic facilitators, have experience in elementary, middle, and high school and can customize our workshop to focus on your needs such as topics from:

  • Write Justice: Engaging Struggling Students with Writing From Sources
  • The Foundations of Correctly Answering a Short (and Extended) Constructed Response Question
  • The C.R.E.S.T. Method to Engage Students in Writing Authentically
  • How to Use Graphic Organizers to Make Students Independent Thinkers
  • How to Engage Students in Using Portfolios to Gauge Their Student Growth
  • Rubrics That Demand Students to M.O.V.E.
In most schools, servicing our students with disabilities is either a “hit” or “miss” depending on the teacher, class period, or even administrators. With the nationwide count of school-age students covered under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act reaching 58.3 million in 2014,  the most rapid growth area in such disability categories as autism, more schools are struggling with how to do what’s best for students and families serviced through IDEA.

During these series of workshops, our dynamic facilitators, work with schools on topics ranging from:

  • How to Write a Correct IEP
  • Involving Your Parents with Their Rights in Mind
  • When The Majority of Your Population are Boys
  • Four Co-Teaching Models That Will Transform Any Classroom
  • Scheduling with Your Special Education Population in Mind (High School)
  • Take the Dis- Out of Disability: 6 Ways to Bring a Growth Mindset for Your Students and Teachers