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

Outcome: Educators will gain a deeper understanding and a broader range of classroom teaching skills. They will know how to better engage students in learning and achieve learning goals, even for the most challenging students.

Module 1. Introduction Learn how to use the science and art of teaching to improve your teaching skills. Reflect on your own skills using the Teacher Self-Reflection Questionnaire.
Module 2. Quality Instruction Learn how to create and execute an effective learning plan that incorporates knowledge of your students, high-yield teaching strategies, and formative assessment.
Module 3. Student Engagement Learn the six ways that children learn based on the recent research from the U.S. National Science Foundation and how to apply this knowledge to increase student engagement.
Module 4. Culture, Context, and Climate Deepen your knowledge about how culture affects learning. Understand how you can create an inclusive classroom.
Module 5. Learning Time Understand and apply key strategies for maintaining order in the classroom and managing disruptive behaviour. Know how to increase academic engagement time inside and outside the classroom.
Module 6. Professional Engagement Strengthen your role in your school’s Professional Learning Committee and participate in a wider network of teacher. Celebrate your successes as you plan the next stage of your professional development.

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

Module 1. Educational Prosperity Understand a life course approach to data monitoring and identify the key Foundations for Success and Prosperity Outcomes.
Module 2. Data usage Learn about the various types of data and the process for collecting informative data.
Module 3. A framework for data usage Learn the benefits of a data usage framework and key steps in the framework.
Module 4. Student-level data Learn how to use data to support individual learning goals and communicate progress effectively to parents and caregivers.
Module 5. Classroom-level data Learn how to use data to inform instruction and monitor student progress.
Module 6. School-level data Understand 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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