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Professional Learning

All of the professional learning courses provided by The Learning Bar 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.

Equip teachers with the skills they need to impact all students reading proficiency and empower them in supporting all students to thrive.

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Syllabus

Outcome: Educators will learn about the science of reading and how to transform their classroom practice to improve literacy acquisition.

Module 1.The Simple View of ReadingLearn about the science of literacy and its impact on students’ progress in learning to read.
Module 2.High-Yield Teaching StrategiesFind out how to deliver an active teaching lesson and five high yield teaching strategies.
Module 3.How to Teach Coding SkillsUnderstand the domains of decoding skills and how they are critical for learning to read.
Module 4.How to Teach Language Comprehension SkillsLearn about the role of language skills in reading acquisition and comprehension. Learn how to apply this knowledge in the classroom.

Outcome: Educators will learn twenty-four teacher ‘competencies’ designed to help them become even more effective in their teaching practices.

Module 1.IntroductionUnderstand the distinction between effective teaching and quality instruction. Learn why teacher self-efficacy and collective efficacy play a key role in student learning.
Module 2.I know the content of my teaching areaUnderstand how to develop assignments and projects, decide on what materials to use, and employ assessments to evaluate students’ learning.
Module 3.I know my studentsFind out how to plan instruction, and develop and modify teaching activities based on students’ learning needs.
Module 4.I know how students learnUnderstand the cultural and contextual nature of learning; and develop effective lessons based on the six ways that children learn.
Module 5.I use high-yield teaching strategiesFind out how to set explicit learning goals, plan the scope and sequence of learning activities, and how to use a range of effective teaching strategies.
Module 6.I have a safe and inclusive classroomLearn how to create a safer and more inclusive classroom using a small set of classroom strategies.
Module 7.I use data to improve student learningLearn how to select an assessment and interpret data to inform classroom practice. Prepare accurate reports to engage stakeholders.
Module 8.I develop effective partnerships with parents and caregiversLearn strategies for building effective partnerships with parents, ways to communicate, and information and ideas for how parents and caregivers can further their child’s learning at home.
Module 9.Further reflectionFind out why collective teacher self-efficacy is one of the most powerful influences on students’ achievement and well-being.

Outcome: Educators will learn how to analyze student, classroom, and school data to inform classroom practice.

Module 1.Educational ProsperityUnderstand a life course approach to data monitoring and identify the key Foundations for Success and Prosperity Outcomes.
Module 2.Data usageLearn about the various types of data and the process for collecting informative data.
Module 3.A framework for data usageLearn the benefits of a data usage framework and key steps in the framework.
Module 4.Student-level dataLearn how to use data to support individual learning goals and communicate progress effectively to parents and caregivers.
Module 5.Classroom-level dataLearn how to use data to inform instruction and monitor student progress.
Module 6.School-level dataUnderstand key elements to establish a data culture, apply these principles to foster collaborative inquiry, and develop an effective strategic plan.

*Course content is subject to change

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