Science of Teaching

Professional Learning

The Science of Teaching is designed for teachers who want to increase their understanding of how children learn, build their confidence in managing a classroom with students from diverse backgrounds, use fun and engaging learning activities, and know how to monitor the success of their students.

All courses developed by The Learning Bar are grounded in key evidence from the academic research, linked to proven and practical classroom strategies, and connected to leading-edge educational policy, assessment, and governance strategies.


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.

*Course content is subject to change

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