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 Ashley Wallace at 978-893-0109.

Every summer RBT offers open-enrollment courses at our offices in Acton, MA. 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. Please let us know of your interest in attending a course by filling out this form and we'll alert you once we release the course dates.

 

Making Student Thinking Visible (MSTV Audit 20-204)

Dates: Mar 1, 2020
Online course; End date TBD
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Location: Research for Better Teaching
Current Status: Open
Making Student Thinking Visible Online Course

RBT is re-launching their online course "Making Student Thinking Visible", described below.

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

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Price (per person): $375.00
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Making Student Thinking Visible (MSTV Coached 20-201)

Dates: Mar 30, 2020 to Jul 31, 2020
Online course
Times:
Location: Research for Better Teaching
Current Status: Open
Making Student Thinking Visible Online Course

RBT is re-launching their online course "Making Student Thinking Visible", described below.

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

Instructor:
Price (per person): $575.00
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Studying Skillful Teaching (21-113)

Dates: Jul 6, 2020, Jul 7, 2020, Jul 8, 2020, Jul 9, 2020, Sep 22, 2020, Oct 21, 2020
Times: 8:30 AM to 3:30 PM
Location: Research for Better Teaching, One Acton Place, Acton, MA, 01720
Current Status: Open

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.

Instructor: Deborah Reed
Price (per person): $1,200.00

Analyzing Teaching for Student Results (21-114)

Dates: Jul 13, 2020, Jul 14, 2020, Jul 15, 2020, Jul 16, 2020, Sep 23, 2020, Oct 19, 2020, Dec 2, 2020
12/15/2020 Snow date
Times: 8:30 AM to 3:30 PM
Location: Research for Better Teaching, One Acton Place, Acton, MA, 01720
Current Status: Open

Reflecting the national shift towards learning-focused supervision and evaluation, this program helps leaders zero in on high-leverage teaching strategies that make a difference to student learning.

Instructor: Deborah Reed, Rick Rogers, Patricia Wiedel, Ph.D.
Price (per person): $1,700.00

Adult Professional Culture (21-115)

Dates: Jul 21, 2020, Jul 22, 2020, Sep 30, 2020, Oct 26, 2020, Dec 10, 2020, Jan 13, 2021
2/24/2021 Snow date
Times: 8:30 AM to 3:30 PM
Location: Research for Better Teaching, One Acton Place, Acton, MA, 01720
Current Status: Open

This is a course about the everyday behaviors of school leaders who build strong adult professional cultures (APC). It is a course for principals, assistant principals, team leaders, and instructional coaches, and very much for central office personnel who interact with school leaders.

Instructor: Jon Saphier, Rick Rogers
Price (per person): $1,200.00

Foundations in Teaching (21-117)

Dates: Oct 1, 2020
Dates TBA
Times: 8:30 AM to 3:30 PM
Location: Research for Better Teaching, One Acton Place, Acton, MA, 01720
Current Status: Open

Beginning teachers need practical skills so that they can be successful in their first years of teaching. This program focuses on three major areas: an introduction to the belief in the growth mindset, classroom management and climate, and the development of clear learning objectives.

Instructor: Sue McGregor
Price (per person):

Managing Conflict in the Midst of Change (20-260)

Dates: Apr 29, 2020
2nd date TBD
Times: 8:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Location: Research for Better Teaching, One Acton Place, Acton, MA, 01720
Current Status: Open

This two-part presentation will focus on how leaders push past mediocrity to achieve district and school results by improving how they work with the adults they lead to become better at what they do with children. Inherent within the leader's practice is managing conflict while sustaining productive working relationships. Specific

Instructor: Pia Durkin, PhD, Jon Saphier
Price (per person): $175.00

Skillful Teaching Module: Principles of Learning (21-112)

Dates: Sep 12, 2020
Times: 8:30 AM to 3:30 PM
Location: Research for Better Teaching, One Acton Place, Acton, MA, 01720
Current Status: Open

How can we design learning experiences to maximize student engagement and increase the rate and durability of learning for students? This is the focus question for a one-day exploration of 24 research-based principles of learning that can be applied and embedded in everyday lesson design. We will consider principles related

Instructor: Deborah Reed
Price (per person): $250.00

ATSR Refresher: Strengthening Instructional Leadership in Observing and Analyzing Teaching for Student Results (20-262)

Dates: Jun 23, 2020
Times: 8:30 AM to 3:30 PM
Location: Research for Better Teaching, One Acton Place, Acton, MA, 01720
Current Status: Open

Audience

School and district administrators and instructional coaches who have completed the course Analyzing Teaching for Student Results, and have been integrating ATSR ideas and strategies into their daily work for at least a year. Participants are encouraged to attend as a school or district team

Instructor: Laura Cooper, Ed.D.
Price (per person): $250.00

ATSR Refresher: Strengthening Instructional Leadership in Observing and Analyzing Teaching for Student Results (21-120)

Dates: Aug 12, 2020
Times: 8:30 AM to 3:30 PM
Location: Research for Better Teaching, One Acton Place, Acton, MA, 01720
Current Status: Open

Audience

School and district administrators and instructional coaches who have completed the course Analyzing Teaching for Student Results, and have been integrating ATSR ideas and strategies into their daily work for at least a year. Participants are encouraged to attend as a school or district team

Instructor: Laura Cooper, Ed.D.
Price (per person): $250.00