Does your leadership empower stakeholders to pull towards a collective vision?
The teachers were inspired and ready to begin the year with one PBL unit in place. They thanked me for a workshop with meaning, structure, and support for innovative teaching that was useful for them in the classroom. We all absolutely loved Kris!!! I can't thank you all enough for providing such an amazing presenter! I can't wait to see all this hard work from our teachers translate into the classroom experience. Again, a big shout out for Kris and the TeachThought team. You definitely helped our teachers grow!!!
-Janet Jenkins, Director of General Studies
Thank you for changing the way I teach!
-Jana McCarthy, elementary teacher
Thank you so much for giving us (the teachers) the tools to make real education happen! Finally!
-Amy Guier, middle school english teacher
This is a must-attend workshop. It really changed my perspective on what exactly I should be teaching through my content.
-Philip Ellis, high school science teacher
We were constantly engaged in group activities and discussion/dialogue. Excellent trainer with a lot of knowledge and understanding about PBL, it took me out of my comfort zone!
-Shafaq Imran, teacher
Thank you very much. I have a new "light" on how to get my students to think on their own and at a deeper level.
-Morgan Payton, middle school ELA teacher
The content is excellent and the presenter was highly effective.
-Jim Whitaker, high school social studies teacher
This is effective and worthwhile professional development.
-Emilie Clemmens, math teacher and curriculum coordinator
I enjoyed the workshop. I am able to use what I learned in my classroom!
-Tonya Jones, elementary teacher
Well designed learning presentations and activities...wonderful enriching learning activity.
-Marlene Burek, Manager of Special Education
Fantastic job facilitating a super helpful workshop. I hope to have an opportunity to attend a TeachThought PD again soon!
-Leann Turner, agriculture sciences teacher
Excellent training, built confidence in teachers to further become facilitators of student learning!
-Ron Lockhart, high school math teacher
I found this to be more informative and useful than any other PD I've participated in.
-Deborah Shirley, Elementary Teacher
All feedback from my teacher was positive. She reported that the articles John sent were informative, the conversation was both clarifying and insightful, and the strategies were immediately useful. This is all great news! I have reported back to my administrative team and recommended that we keep Virtual Coaching in mind as we finish up our end of year evaluation conversations.
-Heather Bishop, Language & Literacy Department Chair
Creating Digital Workflow for Efficiency and Transparency
One Day Workshop – For School and District Leaders
During this high energy workshop led by Heather Warrell, participants will discover how to vastly increase their team’s efficiency and transparency by using digital tools to create digital workflow. They will also experience the story of how Heather’s former administrative team strategically nurtured a school culture that inspired their teachers to embrace digital tools allowing for her school to rapidly grow and succeed.
Participants will explore Google Tools to increase collaboration and efficiency for:
- Instructional coaching, feedback, and evaluation systems.
- Strategic planning systems at the district and school level.
- Leading efficient principal meetings.
- Creating “Living” calendars, meeting agendas, and newsletters.
- Common assessment data tracking.
- Creating a digital infrastructure.
- And so much more!
Heather will also teach participants step-by-step how to begin using Google Drive and Google Tools in order to develop 1-2 new digital workflow systems during the workshop.
In order to participate, all participants will need to have a Google For Edu account prior to the workshop. Most importantly, this is a heads, hearts, and hands-on training so participants will need to bring a laptop-style device with them.
Get ready to work smarter not harder! YES.
Developing Sustainable PBL - Leadership
One Day Workshop
Engaging with the PBL process participants will design a sustainable PBL implementation plan for their school or district. Using this approach leaders will develop a deeper understanding of the basics of quality PBL and how to align this work around Mission/Purpose and Vision. Recommended as the starting point prior to PBL capacity building workshops for teachers this workshop is most impactful when including key administrators and teacher-leaders as well as community business and industry partners and even students.
PD Alignment and Refinement Planning
One Day Workshop
Using an inquiry approach participants will refine and clarify their district or school purpose and vision by creating a Mission Question. Using this approach leaders will develop a deeper understanding of what leaders and all community stakeholders need to know and do in order to meet this challenge. With clarity around the Mission/Purpose and Vision participants will begin the alignment of their PD Actions with tools and processes to critique and revise where necessary. Participants will leave with a school or district professional development plan that includes teacher voice and buy-in and is sustainable.