Professional Development at RBT

Open Enrollment Programs

RBT's Open Enrollment Programs are open to the public, and we accept registrations on a rolling basis.  Decisions to run a course will be made based on enrollment numbers two weeks prior to the start date of the course.  If you have any questions on Open Enrollment Programs, please email Registrar@RBTeach.com or call 978-893-0109.

We are always planning new open enrollment opportunities.  If you do not see a course you are interested in, please fill out this form to let us know of your interest.

In response to the COVID-19 limitations for in-person gatherings, our open enrollment courses will be offered virtually and include a combination of live virtual meetings and offline assignments. Courses begun virtually will continue virtually until completion. Adjustments will be made as necessary for assignment completion to accommodate different access to students and classrooms.

 

Making Student Thinking Visible (MSTV Audit 22-111) Online - Without Coaching

Dates: Jul 1, 2021
Self-paced online course; rolling enrollment
Location: Virtual
Current Status: Open
Making Student Thinking Visible Online Course

In this 20-hour online course you will learn skills used to Make Students Thinking Visible (MSTV). You will hear from Jon Saphier, founder and president of Research for Better Teaching, Inc., and Lucy West, Founder of Metamorphosis TLC, on the concepts, embedded values, and operating principles of MSTV. You will explore in depth these principles and practice building a robust talk environment that builds student confidence and extends their capacity to manage discussions. Along the way you will learn about teaching habits that have to

Price (per person): $375.00

Making Student Thinking Visible (MSTV Coached 22-112) Online - With Coaching

Dates: Jul 1, 2021
Self-paced online course; rolling enrollment
Location: Virtual
Current Status: Open
Making Student Thinking Visible Online Course

In this 45-hour online course you will learn skills used to Make Students Thinking Visible (MSTV). You will hear from Jon Saphier, founder and president of Research for Better Teaching, Inc., and Lucy West, Founder of Metamorphosis TLC, on the concepts, embedded values, and operating principles of MSTV. You will explore in depth these principles and practice building a robust talk environment that builds student confidence and extends their capacity to manage discussions. Along the way you will learn about teaching habits that have to

Instructor: Renee DeWald
Price (per person): $575.00

More Than Numbers: Improving School Culture and Student Performance Through Data Online (22-202) - Without Coaching

Dates: Oct 1, 2021
Self-paced online course; rolling enrollment
Current Status: Open
More Than Numbers: Improving School Culture and Student Performance Through Data -  Online Course

Research for Better Teaching has partnered with Momenta to develop an online course about using literacy data to target instruction that meets students' needs and enhances academic success. This course not only walks you through the tools for effective data analysis and tracking student progress, but also provides guidance on how to build an adult professional culture of rich, open discussion and deep collaboration.

This is a self-paced online course comprised

Price (per person): $375.00

More Than Numbers: Improving School Culture and Student Performance Through Data Online (22-203) - With Coaching

Dates: Oct 1, 2021
Self-paced online course; rolling enrollment
Current Status: Open
More Than Numbers: Improving School Culture and Student Performance Through Data -  Online Course

Research for Better Teaching has partnered with Momenta to develop an online course about using literacy data to target instruction that meets students' needs and enhances academic success. This course not only walks you through the tools for effective data analysis and tracking student progress, but also provides guidance on how to build an adult professional culture of rich, open discussion and deep collaboration.

This is a self-paced online course comprised

Instructor: Grace Marie Greeno
Price (per person): $575.00

Studying Skillful Teaching (SST 22-205) Virtual

Dates: Jan 18, 2022, Jan 20, 2022, Feb 1, 2022, Feb 3, 2022, Feb 15, 2022, Feb 17, 2022, Mar 1, 2022, Mar 3, 2022, Mar 15, 2022, Mar 17, 2022, Mar 29, 2022, Mar 31, 2022
This virtual course will model the effective use of both synchronous and asynchronous tools to promote an interactive and rich learning experience
Times: 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Location: Virtual
Current Status: Open

Description

Nothing is more complex, challenging, or important than assuring high levels of learning for each and every student. And no single factor has a greater impact on student learning than skillful teaching. This is RBT’s cornerstone program for building teachers’ capacity – the knowledge and skills as well as the courage and conviction - to promote students’ motivation, learning, and increased achievement. It is based on the belief that teaching is a process of decision-making; and that skillful teachers never stop learning through experimentation, data analysis, study,

Instructor: Renee DeWald
Price (per person): $740.00