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The Skillful Leader III

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RBT Approved as Vendor by Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education

Educator Evaluation – Category B: Evaluator Training & Category C: Technical Assistance

Effective Use of Data Priority Partner: Coaching for Sustainable School Improvement

Job Opportunity at RBT
Director of Strategic Initiatives

This challenging position requires a skilled change agent capable of organizing and delivering large-scale consulting projects, while working collaboratively with a team of skilled consultants. Read more .......
Upcoming Events
Jon Saphier Jon Saphier
June 13, 2014
Florida Department of Education’s  Educational Leaders Conversation

Tallahassee FL
Jon Saphier Jon Saphier
July 1, 2014
Harvard Graduate School of Education
"Closing the Achievement Gap: Strategies for Excellence with Equity" Conference
Jon Saphier Jon Saphier
December 6, 2014
Learning Forward
Annual Conference
Nashville, TN

Making Each School a Reliable Engine for Constant Improvement of High-Expertise Teaching
In The News
Article – August, 2013, “15 Minutes to a Transformed Lesson” - By Jon Saphier in Learning Forward’s Journal of Staff Development.See accompanying video.
NEWSPAPER – January 9 & February 8 , 2013, in The Register Guard, Eugene, Oregon . Interview and quotes from Jon Saphier of RBT on teacher evaluation and reteaching strategies
INTERVIEW – Winter 2013 “The Power of Observation: 5 Ways to Ensure Teacher Evaluations Lead to Teacher Growth” – Interview with Jon Saphier of RBT and Kim Marshall of New Leaders, by Valerie von Frank in Learning Forward “The Learning Principal” Newsletter, Vol. 8, No. 2, pp. 1, 4-7

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In The News Archive
INTERVIEW – Fall 2012 “Unleash the Power of Data Through Collaborative Inquiry” – Interview with Nancy Love, RBT Program Director, by Chris Baum in Learning Forward Ontario Newsletter
PRESS RELEASE – June 20, 2012 Research for Better Teaching Wins Award from Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education to Develop Coaching Program – Grant for 2-Year Initiative to Deliver Professional Development Program for Instructional Coaches in High-Need Schools
ARTICLE – February 2012 “One District’s Model for Professional Growth” by Carol L. Birnbohm, Ed.D., Assistant Superintendent, Lenape Regional High School District
PRESS RELEASE – January 10, 2012 Research for Better Teaching Selected as Massachusetts Priority Partner for Effective Use of Data – Department of Elementary and Secondary Education Initiative for Turnaround Schools and Race to the Top Funds
PRESS RELEASE – December 21, 2011 The Skillful Teacher Series Video Collection of Top Teaching Strategies Now Online -- Research for Better Teaching and Pearson Partner to Offer High-Quality Web-Based Professional Development
PRESS RELEASE – December 7, 2011 Research for Better Teaching Presents at Learning Forward Annual Conference – Sessions focus on impact of Skillful Data Use on school improvement
PRESS RELEASE – November 29, 2011 Research for Better Teaching’s Dr. Jonathon Saphier Speaks at Michigan Department of Education School Improvement Conference – Sponsored by Michigan Institute for Educational Management
PRESS RELEASE – October 25, 2011 Nancy Love of Research for Better Teaching, Inc. Brings Data Coach Expertise to Kansas Conference – Speaker and Panelist at Sixth Annual Instructional Coaching Conference
PRESS RELEASE – October 4, 2011 Research for Better Teaching’s Dr. Jonathon Saphier Speaks at DuPage Administrators’ Academy – Sponsored by Midwest Principals’ Center and DuPage County Regional Office of Education
PRESS RELEASE – September 19, 2011 RBT Launches Initiative with Singapore Ministry of Education – Prototype for integrated professional development system, together with mentoring organization, New Teacher Center
ARTICLE – August 2011 “Coaching, Teaching Standards, and Feedback Mark the Teacher’s Road to Mastery” By Jon Saphier in Learning Forward’s August 2011 JSD