Provide a customized program featuring nationally renowned educational experts and timely topics and themes in education. Institutes are aimed at increasing leader and teacher capacity to develop their learning organization, plan and deliver effective instruction, and create rigorous opportunities for student learning leading to successful outcomes. Institutes increase professional development opportunities and offer greater flexibility when schools pool their allocations for Professional Development Institute Days. Institutes are designed to increase leader and teacher capacity to:

  • Develop their learning organization(s)

  • Plan and deliver effective instruction

  • Create rigorous opportunities for student learning leading to successful outcomes

  • Engage teachers and leaders in up-to-the-minute topics and themes in education

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Planning an Institute

Institutes are customized based on a school, district, or system’s needs, schedules, and number of participants. These day-long or multi-day institutes focus on a variety of topics across grade level sand content areas, including educational experts who provide keynote sessions, and can offer breakout sessions with workshops, including correlated teacher resource and activities.

Here is a sample single-day Institute that includes a keynote session as well as morning and afternoon breakout sessions.

Sample Institute Schedule

Past speakers include:

  • Jennifer Abrams

  • Elena Aguilar

  • Doug Buehl

  • Ann Cunningham-Morris

  • Doug Fisher

  • Pete Hall

  • Robert Marzano

  • Ray McNulty

  • Pedro Noguera

  • Mike Schmoker

  • Harry & Rosemary Wong

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