Are you looking to enhance your teaching practice, improve your knowledge of literacy instruction, and/or achieve sustainable gains in student learning? At The Learning Bar, we offer professional learning options to meet your goals through a range of interactive webinars, in-person sessions, or self-directed learning.
We also offer comprehensive engagement services to build collaboration within your teams and provide assistance measuring, customizing, and interpreting your data.
Whatever your professional learning requirements, we can support you. Feel free to contact us, if you have any questions.
Build Capacity, Enhance Skills, Transform Instruction
The Learning Bar provides three advanced professional learning courses. All courses are grounded in key evidence from academic research, linked to proven and practical classroom strategies, and connected to leading-edge educational policy, assessment, and governance strategies. Courses include:
- Science of Reading:
Educators learn about the science of reading and how to transform their classroom practice to improve literacy acquisition.
- Science of Teaching:
Educators learn twenty-four teacher ‘competencies’ designed to help them become even more effective in their teaching practices.
- The Science of Assessment:
Educators learn how to analyze student, classroom, and school data to inform classroom practice and all aspects of school climate.
The course content has been created by the team at The Learning Bar and Dr. Doug Willms, who held a Tier 1 Canada Research Chair in Literacy and Human Development for 14 years. All our experts have extensive knowledge and a deep passion for student learning.
Becoming a Reader in 75 days
We are proud to announce a new course for parents and caregivers of children aged 4 to 6 who want to learn the core strategies for supporting their child in becoming a reader.
This course ‘Becoming a reader in 75 days’ equips caregivers with the knowledge and sequence of foundational reading skills and provides fun and engaging activities for teaching children at home.
Interactive Engagement Services: Professional Learning for School Teams
Our Research and Engagement teams are here to support and build your staff’s expertise in the areas of data-driven planning and decision making. Find out how we can collaborate with your teams to examine your impact and increase student success.
Certified Literacy Coach Professional Learning
Become a Certified Confident Learners Literacy Coach. Coaches are equipped with the skills and knowledge to successfully support schools implementing Confident Learners. Successful implementation of this transformational literacy program involves professional learning for teachers and administrators in order to achieve sustainable gains in student literacy achievement.