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On Site Learning
Learnerati offers traditional on-site group and train the trainer model professional development covering a range of topics related to Cognitive Rigor, instructional practices, and data informed learning environments.
Coming in the Spring of 2016, Learnerati will offer online versions of many of its traditional professional development workshops. Use the online learning opportunity for personal growth in your profession; or, start mixing online learning into your regular professional development schedules to add flexibility and improve skill uptake among staff.
Foundations in Cognitive Rigor
While educators actively debate the term "rigor" and its various connotations, the underlying premise remains consistent with what research tells us about learning; namely, instruction that challenges a student to think and create consistently results in students more able to apply themselves successfully across a much broader range of situations – academic or otherwise. Cognitive rigor is a more thoughtful approach to this type of instruction. Blending Bloom's Taxonomy and Depth of Knowledge, cognitive rigor lays out a framework which prioritizes the level of understanding a student needs to obtain while supporting the instructional effort with clear connections between how students think and how instruction is crafted.
Evidence of Instruction
Learning rarely occurs in a vacuum. In order for students to retain and extend learning, educators need to help students document their learning process. Evidence of instruction presents an extremely flexible approach to increasing long-term engagement between students and their learning experience. Based on well understood feedback principles, evidence of instruction ties the affective nature of learning to the academic process by incorporating more detailed student responses. By creating learning experiences that produce these type of artifacts, students become more connected to the material, skills, and concepts through time.
Cognitive Powered Instruction
This instructional approach focuses on crafting lessons where the level of understanding students need to achieve the learning objective acts as the starting point. This goes beyond a simple assessment metric. The level of understanding required becomes the foundation for instruction upon which the type of thinking needed guides the activity development. CPI integrates cognitive rigor and evidence of instruction to help educators form a lasting and productive learning environment. By leveraging types of thinking and organizational complexity of instruction, educators create more engaging and meaningful learning paths to student success.
Accountability for school effectiveness has become a significant part of the current education landscape. As the debate over state content standards and the role of high-stakes testing continue, the need to justify educational practices and programs will only intensify not lessen. Ultimately, educators need to manage their learning environments proactively. Instead of chasing after the latest set of best practices, develop system level procedures and policies directly supporting solid instruction. Agile education ties instructional oversight to the closest level with the authority to act upon the data generated by instruction. This model uses a systems approach to delegating management and information usage to better focus resources and expertise toward student achievement.
Instructional Data Concepts
Schools drown in data. Education produces so much data that being overwhelmed and frustrated by the lack of useful information seems commonplace. The key to surviving the data deluge relies upon staying focused on larger goals. For data to have meaning it requires context and a solid connection to the overall process. Explore how goals define the context of data and how generated data needs to answer pertinent questions about processes in place.
Pricing for all traditional professional development is based on the topic offered, the duration of the training, and additional charges for any associated travel outside of California. All topical offerings listed above can be structured to fit different time constraints:
- Sixty minute presentation
- Two hour seminar or mini-workshop
- Four hour workshop or case project
- Customized full day