Traveling Institutes

Professional Learning Institutes can come to you!

Is your staff ready to be rejuvenated with relevant, interactive professional learning? Most PEBC multi-day institutes can be presented at your location.

Check out your options below, and contact Craig DeLeone.

Literacy and Comprehension Institutes

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Investigating Thinking Strategies

What type of thinking do we want to facilitate in our classrooms?

Decades of research on reading comprehension supports our focus on metacognition and thinking strategies across the curriculum. In this two-day institute, participants experience the process of coming to deep understanding and learn how to integrate thinking strategy instruction across the curriculum.

Perfect For: K-12 Teachers, Curriculum Leaders, Instructional Coaches, Assistant Principals and Principals, District Leaders

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Workshop 2.0

How can we be learning designers for student understanding? How do our workshops allow for students to have ownership in their learning?

Intentionally planned workshops deepen student understanding, engagement, and ownership of student learning. We will spend two days unpacking the nuances of the workshop model and examining the ways in which the workshop model can be modified to meet students needs without losing the components of intentional teacher modeling, practice, and reflection. On day two, participants will visit a PEBC Lab Classroom.

Perfect For: K-12 Teachers, Curriculum Leaders, Instructional Coaches, Assistant Principals and Principals, District Leaders

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Planning for Agency, Engagement, and Understanding

In what ways might we be intentional in our planning to foster student agency, engagement, and understanding?

In this two day institute we will wrangle the beast of planning by elevating intentionality and providing you with new tools and processes for unit and daily planning. By focusing on rich student tasks, thinking, and discourse in conjunction with standards, we heighten student understanding and achievement. On day two, participants will visit a PEBC Lab Classroom.

Perfect For: K-12 Teachers, Curriculum Leaders, Instructional Coaches, Assistant Principals and Principals, District Leaders

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Argument Writing Institute

How might learners link quality evidence and clear reasoning to compose powerful arguments?

Researchers at Stanford identified argument writing as the convergence of the Common Core Standards and Next Generation Science Standards. In this two-day institute, participants will learn instructional strategies that engage students in high-level thinking and discourse that translate to writing strong arguments. Learn how to support students in developing an evidence-based argument while authoring one of your own.

Perfect For: 6th-12th Grade Teachers, Curriculum Leaders, Instructional Coaches, Assistant Principals and Principals, District Leaders

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Foundations of Literacy

What cognitive processes do people use to read effectively?

Reading is a complex process of meaning making that requires an array of skills and strategies. In this two-day institute, participants will examine the links between fluency, decoding, and the nuances of deep comprehension.

Perfect For: ECE-12 Teachers, Instructional Coaches, Literacy Specialists, Assistant Principals and Principals

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Disciplinary Literacy

Isn’t all reading the same, at least, after one learns to decode and comprehend? Isn’t good writing the same for all? And what does it mean to think like a scientist? A historian? A mathematician? A geographer?

If you’re curious about any of these questions, this institute is for you. We’ll explore what’s unique to your discipline and what it takes to mentor your students as readers and writers in your area. Only you, the social scientist, the scientist, the mathematician, the literary scholar can apprentice your students in those thinking skills.

Perfect For: 5-12 Teachers, Instructional Coaches and Leaders

Math, Science, and Social Studies Institutes

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Cultivating STEM Identities Institute

How do you and your students feel about yourselves as scientists and mathematicians?

In this two-day institute, participants will examine why learners’ STEM identities are important, and how we as adults can structure learning experiences to enhance students’ enjoyment of and engagement with thinking as scientists and mathematicians.

Perfect For: K-5 Teachers, Curriculum Leaders, Instructional Coaches, Assistant Principals and Principals, District Leaders

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Minds on Math Institute

Do you know how to address all eight of the common core standards for mathematical practice and promote deep understanding?

In this two-day institute, participants explore how explicit thinking strategy instruction can promote students’ deep mathematical understanding. Facilitators we will model how to facilitate classroom discussions that support all learners, preparing them with the problem-solving skills they need to make meaning of math, succeed on standardized assessments, and face life’s many mathematical challenges

Perfect For: K-12 Teachers, Curriculum Leaders, Instructional Coaches, Assistant Principals and Principals, District Leaders

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Math Institute 2.0

How do we cultivate confident, competent math learners?

This two-day institute uncovers the foundation of mathematical meaning making. Join us to explore the relationships between number sense, conceptual understanding and problem solving that support learners’ efficacy as mathematicians.

Perfect For: K-5 Teachers, Curriculum Leaders, Instructional Coaches, Assistant Principals and Principals, District Leaders

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Science Institute

Are you ready to create engaging, inquiry-based learning experiences that generate interest in and understanding of the big ideas of science?

In this two-day institute, participants explore how to design learning experiences that integrate the Next Generation Science Standards’ Science & Engineering Practices, along with thinking strategies, in order to increase student engagement and deepen understanding.

Perfect For: K-12 Teachers, Curriculum Leaders, Instructional Coaches, Assistant Principals and Principals, District Leaders

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Social Studies & History Institute

How do social scientists and historians synthesize sources?

In this two-day institute, experience and analyze the ways in which we scaffold learners’ inquiry into primary and secondary sources. Develop instructional strategies to facilitate deep reading and true understanding of complex non-fiction texts.

Perfect For: K-12 Teachers, Curriculum Leaders, Instructional Coaches, Assistant Principals and Principals, District Leaders

Coaching & Leadership Institutes

Adaptive Schools (SM)

In what ways might we develop the collective identity and capacity of organization members as collaborators, inquirers, and leaders?

This four-day institute presents a productive, practical set of ideas and tools for developing collaborative groups in becoming effective and better equipped to resolve complex issues around student learning.

Perfect For: School or District Teams

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Dynamic Leadership Series

How do we leverage the interconnectedness of our system to support all learners’ success?

This three-day series offers school/district leadership teams a framework of nine essential facets of leadership. Participating school and teacher leaders connect the expectations of standards, assessments, effectiveness and accountability while examining what it means to think critically when leading a system.

Perfect For: Teacher Leaders, Assistant Principals and Principals, District Leaders

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Going Deeper With Coaching

What is your philosophy of coaching and how does that philosophy shape your coaching practices?

We will spend two days defining the role of coaching, creating or refining a tool for managing coaching, increasing our confidence facilitating conversations & protocols, identifying two or three new coaching moves or models to try with colleagues/clients, and drafting a coaching philosophy. (Includes a PEBC Lab)

Perfect For: Team Leads, Department Chairs, Mentors, Instructional Coaches and Leaders

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Impact Through Skilled Facilitation

How does skilled facilitation magnify and catalyze our work, and deepen our impact?

In this two-day institute, explore the many facets of quality facilitation and how it helps maximize the impact of the work of teacher leaders and school leaders. We will explore how a facilitative stance and tools enhance school culture and student achievement by building teacher capacity and leading to improved collaboration.

Perfect For: Teacher Leaders, Assistant Principals and Principals, and District Leaders

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Cognitive Coaching (SM)

How might we draw forth our colleagues’ best thinking and problem solving?

In this eight-day institute, educators learn an approach to coaching and professional communications which focuses on supporting colleagues’ thinking around planning, reflecting and problem-solving. This approach increases students’ and colleagues’ independence, metacognition, and engagement, generating more confidence and success.

Perfect For: Principals, Assistant Principals, Teacher Leaders, District Leaders

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Effective Mentoring & Coaching

In what ways might we support, challenge and facilitate colleagues’ professional vision?

In this two-day institute, participants learn how to refine their language and conversations to support novice through experienced teachers using coaching, collaborating, and consulting aligned to the situation. Increase creativity, independence and confidence among colleagues in support of deeper student learning.

Perfect For: Teachers, K-12 Curriculum Leaders, Instructional Coaches, Assistant Principals & Principals, School and District Leaders

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Peer Learning Lab Institute

In what ways can we design transformative professional learning?

Join us for two days to learn more about the structure of learning labs, the logistics of developing learning labs in your building or district, and the roles of facilitators, hosts, and participants. (Includes a PEBC Lab)

Perfect For: Lab Hosts, Instructional Coaches and Leaders

Nicole Johnston

Principal of Valley Middle School

“Our work with PEBC totally put us ahead of the curve. I have never once had a teacher walk out of a PEBC professional development course and say it was a waste of time. It’s not canned professional development. It’s quality, research-based work that is customized and differentiated. The teachers always say the training was the best thing ever.”

Laura

Colorado School District Director

“We accomplished more in five hours than we had done over months…and that was the first session that we had facilitated by PEBC!”

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