Professional Development

Strengthen your instincts.

Develop your skills.

Renaissance professional development empowers you along the path to mastering new programs to enrich your learning environment. You’ll gain research-based strategies and the support you need for long-term success. Choose the service that’s best for your unique goals.

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In-person professional development

Professional development comes to you through a variety of in-person options. Seminars, full day team training, site visits, job-embedded coaching, and dedicated counseling for your district all provide deep understanding tailored to your needs.

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Maximize impact

Research tells us that job-embedded coaching helps students get the greatest benefit from teachers’ professional development. Your onsite day is planned ahead of time to give the exact support you need, where you need it most: in the classroom.

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Involve leaders

Onsite professional development can involve your whole team—from district leaders to your teaching team. Ensure everyone is on board with the best strategy to yield optimum results for students and learn how to support your strategy.

“The likelihood that strategies will be implemented in classrooms increases from 10% to 87% when teachers receive coaching and feedback.”

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Joyce & Showers

Blended professional development

Connect with your expert coach using a variety of remote, voice-to-voice options supported by on-demand resources. Services are available for project management, monitoring and reporting to support administrators, and Champions’ Academy to train internal experts in your schools to provide assistance to your team.

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Best of both worlds

Get the support you need when you need it, and make progress at your own pace. Create a blend that balances your school’s needs with your busy schedule. Each service can be combined to create a thorough blended approach.

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Create your own experts

Strengthen your implementation by empowering champions in your school to serve as onsite contacts for colleagues. Deepen their understanding with onsite seminars—they’ll also have dependable support year-round from online courses and their coach.

“A commitment to professional learning is important, not because teaching is of poor quality and must be ‘fixed,’ but rather because teaching is so hard that we can always improve it.”

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Danielson

RESEARCH PROVES IT:

Special Report: Investing in Teachers

A recent study on the impact of professional development on teachers illustrates the effects of different types of methodologies on teacher mastery and classroom application.

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“Research shows schools with 90% teacher participation in an initiative have student achievement gains 3 to 5 times higher than schools with only 10% participation”
– Reeves. D. (2010)

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How professional development improves outcomes

Effective professional development closes the gap between knowing and doing so you can achieve your goals. This handy infographic explains the rationale behind the knowing-doing-achieving cycle.

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