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Are your teachers tired of boring PD that doesn't apply to them? Our PD is personalized and has something for everyone. We poll your teachers before creating the PD. Differing levels will have different activities to meet your teachers where they are and challenge them to grow.
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Our Teacher Training Model
Active in the southeastern states, Cultivating the Learning offers hands-on, active Teacher Training with immediate takeaways for classroom application. Included in our trainings are blended learning, hyperdocs, playground sessions, training videos, Socratic Seminars, electronic discussions, backchannels, paired teaching, and genius bars. Teachers are no different than the students in their classrooms; they need the 4 Cs, too.
To engage teachers in our Teacher Training sessions, we focus on active learning and the 4 Cs: collaboration, communication, and creative and critical thinking. In doing this, we are modeling for our teachers what their classrooms can look and feel like. Most of us teach the way we have been taught, so it is high time we start teaching teachers they way we want them to teach.
1-3 Hour Workshops
Because teacher time is so limited, one teacher training format we offer consists of workshops. These can take place during scheduled grade level or department meetings, before and after school, and at any other time that teachers are willing to sacrifice their time. All teacher trainings can be individualized and differentiated based on teacher input. We work closely with teachers and admins to make sure our trainings are necessary and worthwhile.
She is awesome! She is so knowledgable and helpful. She provides new and innovative ways to engage others!Dana Robin
Of all of the MCIU classes I’ve attended Eileen has been the best instructor as well as the most prepared and patient. I wouldn’t hesitate to attend her classes again.Sherod Thurman
I learned so much in the short time we were together! I’m looking forward to using all of your tips and tricks in my Google classroom! Thank you!Karen Klobukowski
3 - 5 week Courses
Because some topics require long-term, in-depth studies, we offer flexible teacher trainings over multiple weeks during the school year and for full weeks during the summer. We work with your local colleges and universities to get graduate credits approved. Your teacher training courses can be newly created for you, or they might be existing courses that we have already successfully taught. Either way, your teachers will be earning recertification hours while improving their integration of technology in the classroom. Follow-up communication is also included, so teachers will not be abandoned after the training. For best results, we recommend taking advantage of our job-embedded coaching offering to ensure that contact is ongoing and regular.
When it comes to technology, you learn by doing. I feel much more confident in using Google apps and programs with my students since I have had more experience in using them.
Thank you for the personal feedback on Classroom. I loved having the opportunity to do many projects at my own pace, independently, and with partners.
1:1 Classroom Teacher
I have received so much support from Cultivating the Learning! This has helped me increase technology use in my classroom and made my classroom a wonderful place for my students to learn and grow!Ashley Snyder
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