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.

 

Adult Professional Culture (22-117) Virtual

Dates: Jul 27, 2021, Jul 28, 2021, Sep 29, 2021
This virtual course will model the effective use of both synchronous and asynchronous tools to promote an interactive and rich learning experience. Each day includes a 2-hour morning synchronous session, flexible time midday for asynchronous learning experiences, and a 2-hour afternoon synchronous session for continued learning, processing, and reflection. Registration closes on July 18, 2021 at midnight, or when seat capacity is reached.
Times: 9:03 AM to 3:03 PM
Location: Virtual
Current Status: Open
Description

This 3-day program is 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.  Our learning at RBT, supported solidly by research, is that there will be no sustainable improvement in student results and no elimination of the achievement gap until leaders and teachers succeed in making strong the norms of behavior between adults. Many other elements of school practice count, and count heavily (good curriculum; community support;

Instructor: Deborah Reed, Mary Ann Haley-Speca
Price (per person): $500.00

Analyzing Teaching for Student Results (22-118) Virtual

Dates: Jul 13, 2021, Jul 14, 2021, Jul 15, 2021, Jul 27, 2021, Sep 21, 2021, Oct 19, 2021, Nov 16, 2021
This virtual course will model the effective use of both synchronous and asynchronous tools to promote an interactive and rich learning experience. Each day includes a 2-hour morning synchronous session, flexible time midday for asynchronous learning experiences, and a 2-hour afternoon synchronous session for continued learning, processing, and reflection. Registration closes on July 4, 2021 at midnight, or when seat capacity is reached.
Times: 9:03 AM to 3:03 PM
Location: Virtual
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, Patricia Wiedel, Ph.D.
Price (per person): $1,400.00

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

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

Audit - Making Student Thinking Visible (MSTV Audit 22-111) Online

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

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

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

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

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

Studying Skillful Teaching (22-116) Virtual

Dates: Aug 3, 2021, Aug 4, 2021, Aug 10, 2021, Aug 11, 2021, Sep 18, 2021, Oct 9, 2021
This virtual course will model the effective use of both synchronous and asynchronous tools to promote an interactive and rich learning experience. All sessions are 9am-3pm EST including a 2-hour morning synchronous session, flexible time midday for asynchronous learning, and a 2-hour afternoon synchronous session. Registration closes on July 25, 2021 at midnight, or when seat capacity is reached.
Times: 9:03 AM to 3:03 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: Erica Pifer
Price (per person): $740.00