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.

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.

 

Coached - Making Student Thinking Visible (MSTV Coached 21-100) Online

Dates: Sep 1, 2020 to Jun 30, 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: Althea Terenzi
Price (per person): $575.00

Audit - Making Student Thinking Visible (MSTV Audit 21-104) Online

Dates: Sep 1, 2020 to Jun 30, 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

Studying Skillful Teaching (21-217) Virtual

Dates: Mar 23, 2021, Apr 1, 2021, Apr 6, 2021, Apr 8, 2021, Apr 13, 2021, Apr 15, 2021, Apr 27, 2021, Apr 29, 2021, May 4, 2021, May 6, 2021, May 11, 2021, May 18, 2021
This virtual course will model the effective use of both synchronous and asynchronous tools to promote an interactive and rich learning experience. Each afternoon includes a 2-hour synchronous session and asynchronous learning experiences for continued learning, processing, and reflection. Registration closes when seat capacity is reached or on March 14, 2021 at midnight, whichever comes first.
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: Christina Olansen-Rilli
Price (per person): $740.00

A Framework for Central Office Leaders: How to Change Leadership Practice and Improve the Work of Struggling Principals and Colleagues

Dates: Mar 24, 2021, Apr 7, 2021, Apr 28, 2021, May 19, 2021, Jun 2, 2021
Sessions 1, 3, 5 will be two-hours in length, 10am-12pm. Facilitative Sessions 2 and 4 will be one hour in length, 10-11am. Registration closes when seat capacity is reached or on March 14, 2021 at midnight, whichever comes first.
Times: 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Location: Virtual
Current Status: Open

A framework for central office leaders to effectively support struggling principals and colleagues to better serve those they lead.

How can we recognize, analyze, and fill leadership gaps? How can we give high-impact feedback that makes a difference in practice? How can we ensure excellence and equity in decision-making and supervision? How do we build results-focused teams, spot concerns, and fix them to maximize progress? How can we manage conflict and toxicity to increase our own productivity and that of others?

This five-

Instructor: Pia Durkin, PhD
Price (per person): $599.00