SchoolWorks provides custom, intensive professional development training and support for teachers and school leaders.  Some of our most popular workshops are featured here.

MORE System Training

SchoolWorks 1-day MORE System Interactive Workshop features an instructor-led exploration of the evidence-based principles of effective instruction, conducted through observation and analysis of classroom videos.

  • Using the SchoolWorks Classroom Visit Tool (CVT), participants view and rate videos of instruction and norm on ratings
  • Facilitators demonstrate how to collect and analyze observation data to reveal areas of need across a multitude of indicators
  • Participants hone their skills through online certification to become expert observers

Online Certification

Following the one-day training, SchoolWorks facilitates the CVT Certification process virtually. Each participant views and rates classroom instruction via online videos to demonstrate their acquired skill.

Skills in Action

When conducted at participants’ schools after the training, CVT classroom observations yield actionable insights into the strength and weakness of instructional quality across the school.

Ongoing Support

SchoolWorks provides an online data collection template and ongoing support for the collection, maintenance, analysis, and use of classroom observation data. SchoolWorks also provides guidance and support in the implementation of professional development via up to four 4-hour in-person support sessions throughout the year.

The SchoolWorks MORE System

Master. Observe. Rate. Elevate.

  • Master. Using SchoolWorks Classroom Visit Tool, our facilitators help school leaders master the research-based criteria of high-quality classroom instruction, enabling them to easily characterize practices in action.
  • Observe. Once trained and certified in the use of the tool, school leaders conduct regular observations and provide formative feedback to teachers, using the SchoolWorks-supplied framework.
  • Rate. Collective observation ratings reveal patterns and trends across the school, district or network, enabling leaders to tailor professional development to meet real needs.
  • Elevate. Through feedback and professional development informed by progressive data, instructional capacity is elevated over time.

MORE System Training Summary of Benefits
SchoolWorks trainings are conducted on site at your school or district facility.

  • One day of on-site training
  • 1-year Classroom Visit Tool certification for participants
  • An Excel template for data collection
  • Up to four 4-hour follow-up support sessions, scheduled at your convenience, with content driven by your needs

 

 

Learning Walk Training

SchoolWorks 1-day Learning Walk Training features an instructor-led introduction to our Learning Walk observation protocol. Using this framework, SchoolWorks facilitators demonstrate how participants can gain meaningful instructional skills and reflect on their own practices by conducting ongoing informal peer observation. Participants learn to:

  • Identify highly effective practices in action
  • Create a community of shared best practices
  • Learn from peers in an open and non-critical manner
  • Recognize the value of their own professional growth

Learning Walk Training Summary of Benefits
SchoolWorks trainings are conducted on site at your school or district facility.

  • One day of on-site training
  • Up to four 4-hour follow-up support sessions, scheduled at your convenience, with content driven by your needs
What is a Learning Walk?

A Learning Walk is a brief non-evaluative classroom visit utilizing a researched-based tool that provides principals and teachers opportunities to reflect on what students are learning, learning strategies, student interaction with the content, and student engagement. Typically focused on a specific area of practice, Learning Walks provide a framework for focused instructional improvement.

Pricing and Options

To find out more information about our trainings or obtain a quote for your school or district, contact Jen Strock at jstrock@schoolworks.org.