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Using the InTASC Learning Progressions to Design Professional Learning
The InTASC Learning Progressions are a formative tool that educators can use to reflect upon their experience, gather feedback on their practice, and adjust their instruction to better meet the needs of their students. This training introduces schools to this tool and supports educators in using the progressions to identify their professional learning needs as part of the relicensure process and to design a plan to address them.
Introduction to Video-Reflective Practice
This training supports schools and teacher leaders with established professional learning communities that meet on a regular basis to begin using video to support their professional practice.
DURATION: 1 session with four follow-ups
Introduction to Lesson Study
The concept of jugyou kenkyuu, or lesson study, is a practice with a long and successful tradition in Japanese schools. We’ll introduce you to lesson study and help you develop a plan for implementing it.
Duration: 1 day, with 2 recommended follow-up sessions
Establishing Video Reflective Practice & Online Professional Learning Communities
Not every PLC can meet in person on a regular basis. Fortunately, digital technologies mean they don’t have to. We’ll support your district in developing PLCs that function both in face-to-face environments and virtually. This training is particularly useful for rural communities or for schools wishing to establish PLCs for content area specialists.
Building a System to Support Collaborative Video Lesson Study
Using your teacher leaders, our team of consultants will support your school or supervisory union in designing and sustaining a system of professional learning built around collaborative video reflective practice and lesson study.
Duration: 1 day with 4 follow-up sessions
Action Research with Video-Reflective Practice
Looking for solutions for a thorny problem? PS Consulting can facilitate a teaching team in conducting an action research project using video-reflective practice (VRP). We'll create an action plan with your team, offer an introduction to VRP, and support its implementation in your action research.
Video-Reflective Practice and Evaluation
Looking for a way to make your evaluations more collaborative? Consider using video-reflective practice (VRP). We'll work with you to integrate VRP into your existing supervision model.
Coaching using Video-Reflective Practice
Both new and experienced educators can be supported using Video-Reflective Practice (VRP). We'll work with you to set up a system to support educators in using proven practices to meet their goals. VRP makes the coaching process that much more effective.