Are you looking to provide your school and teachers with the most valuable professional development in order to improve their overall knowledge and skills? Education is constantly changing and educators need support in learning the most innovative and comprehensive educational pedagogy in order to meet the needs of all students.
iAchieve Learning’s Professional Development Programs are for administrators, teachers and staff and can be designed for elementary school through high school. We offer a wide range of programs and presentations to help maintain high standards of teaching and to further the growth of all educators. Our programs will be customized to meet your school’s needs and contain educational topics related to pedagogy, curriculum design and assessment, technology, and social/emotional wellness.
iAchieve Learning provides day programs but also offers longer-term programs that will provide follow-up sessions in order to address teacher growth, data analysis, and support. Please allow at least 4 weeks to book your workshop. Contact us for additional information!
“When you have a high enough calling, it is much easier to
commit yourself to do whatever it takes to accomplish
your life’s purpose.” – Dave Burgess
Professional Development Programs
Administrators, Teachers and Staff
1. Essential Teaching Practices for the 21st Century
Our students live in an ever-changing world and educators are in the unique position to help guide students along the new-found territory. This workshop will have educators review how they are integrating 21st century learning into their classrooms as well as:
- Learn the two kinds of skills students need to thrive in the information age
- Acquire instructional and assessment strategies you can use immediately
- Teach students to analyze and use information, address complex problems and create mental models
2. Literacy in the Classroom
This workshop will work with educators to ensure they are using best practices across the curriculum for students to maximize literacy skills. Some of the following areas of literacy will be addressed:
- Main Idea Skills: Categorizing information and vocabulary, identifying main ideas at the paragraph level and identifying central ideas in lengthier text
- Text structure knowledge at the sentence, paragraph and longer text levels
- Summarizing: students synthesize main ideas from any content that is read, said and done
3. Aligning Instruction with Common Core Standards
This training will help educators define and understand Common Core Standards. This workshop can be modified to work with certain content and staff members. Generally, teachers will:
- Identify the major shifts in Common Core when compared to current state standards
- Explain the structure of Common Core
- Describe ways in which instruction will change as a result of implementing the Common Core
Call/e mail to discuss how this workshop can be modified for your staff.
4. Internet Safety
The internet offers students a myriad of information and resources. With all of its wonder, it is important that students and teachers are informed of the potential areas of concern. This workshop will take the time to review your existing school policies on student/staff internet use and address:
- Digital Literacy and ethics
- Inappropriate content
5. Bully Proof Your Classroom
School communities play a central role in identifying and stopping bullying. iAchieve Learning understands this delicate topic and will work with your staff to examine your school climate and reflect on some of the following items:
- What is bullying
- How to identify bullies
- Forms of bullying
- Know your students
- Understanding why kids bully
- How to become objective and measurable to build consistency
- How to create a proactive and motivation school environment
6. How You Can Properly and Safely Teach Erin’s Law to Students in an Appropriate Way Workshop
You already know that you have to implement Erin’s Law in your school district. The difficult part is educating differently aged students on a sensitive topic that can be scary to kids and is very taboo to talk about. That’s where we come in. We help teach you and your staff how to properly and safely teach the law to students in an appropriate way so that everyone, including the parents has peace of mind.
Schools and Students
1. Be Seen and Heard (Fulfilling the Erin’s Law mandate)
“Everyone has a story! My story is tragic on one hand but pretty amazing on the other. I was sexually abused at eight years old by a family friend. During that time I had to deal with an alcoholic father that told me time and time again that children should be seen and not heard. In 1999 my mom died at the age of 59. In 2001, I lost my sister to domestic violence. I DECIDED to CREATE out of my pain and help others do the same. I designed this program and others to empower children to create that confident voice, value that voice, and share that voice with their world.”
Overall goal of the Be Seen and Heard program for schools: to create a safe and engaging environment where children will learn about the dangers of abuse and the difference between safe and unsafe touch. A personal story of a boy’s experience with abuse and how he kept it a secret. The discussion of how unsafe secrets are not healthy to keep is an important theme to this program. Finally, to empower children to have a voice in who they are, the confidence to speak up, and the awareness to recognize a potential dangerous situation.
2. Victor’s Dreamshop
Where music, writing, and art come together to support your goals for students social-emotional health and learning.
Step 1. INSPIRE & CONNECT – The students take an active role as they are inspired with a high energy musical program that begins this unique process. (45 minute presentation)
Step 2. VISION & CREATE – Students go through a process that allows them to create their dream/goal through a writing/art component.
Step 3. CONFIDENCE & OPPORTUNITY – Their VOICE is Heard – The students proudly share their dream/goal with family and friends. Their artwork is projected on a screen behind them.