A 24-hour training exploring the most promising strategy for sustained, substantive school improvement – that of building the capacity of school personnel – “the insiders” – to function as a collegial learning community.
Why You Want It:
This training provides the research-based principles and strategies that are essential to prepare today’s students for an entirely different era – The Era of Learning. Participants will implement effective practices that enhance rigor, relevance and relationships to transform the culture, structures and pedagogy of the whole high school system.
As a teacher the interactive training prepares you to…
- Create a personalized motivational culture throughout all of your classes
- Design active learning experiences that correspond to how today’s 21st century students best can learn and succeed
- Engage all students in collaborative learning groups for inquiry, research, creative projects, presentations, self and group assessment and evaluation
- Work in collaborative teacher learning communities to engage, motivate, and together help all of your students succeed.
As an administrator you will discover ways to…
- Initiate and sustain a caring and challenging culture throughout the whole school community
- Build the capacity of the faculty to work together in collegial learning communities to achieve educational excellence
- Activate the sound principles and improvement practices recommended in the NASSP ground-breaking document “Breaking Ranks II – Strategies for Leading High School Reform” (2004)
How It Works:
Participants engage, explore, and experience strategies for learning, creating, and leadership. Each participant will also receive a copy of the highly acclaimed book, Engaging All By Creating High School Learning Communities, authored by Jeanne Gibbs and Teri Ushijima, Ed.D., a Certificate of Completion, and the materials to enable you to implement Tribes in your high school learning community.
This professional development can be presented over 4 consecutive six-hour days, or divided into a “two and two” plan to support staff while they learn, experience, and apply the process. CenterSource will work with you to design a training plan that fits your school schedule.
What It Costs:
CenterSource Systems has developed a cost effective capacity building model so that you can bring Tribes TLC to your school or district.
To insure highest quality training and implementation, your initial professional development will be provided by our experienced certified training staff who will come to your school site. The pricing below includes 24 hours of professional development, books for each participant, training materials, trainer compensation, and trainer travel expenses (when facilitated over consecutive days).
Tiered contract rates for U.S. training: (20 person minimum)
20 to 24 participants – $350 per person
25 to 29 participants – $325 per person
30 or more participants – $300 per person
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For pricing in other countries, please contact CenterSource.
In order for your school and district to sustain and intensify use of the Tribes process over many years, your next step is to develop Certified Tribes Trainers who will be able to facilitate all levels of training throughout your entire district without contracting through CenterSource. With this capacity building model, many large and small districts have implemented Tribes TLC for nearly twenty years at minimal cost. CenterSource supports these trainers and districts to insure quality implementation and overall success of the program. Your district trainers will be able to participate in ongoing professional development through the international Summer Institute for trainers. To learn more about our capacity building model, please read about the Training of Trainers program. To learn more about the benefits of developing local expertise and leadership, read the article Wanted – Leaders of Leaders.
Remember… Tribes TLC is not an add-on program (one more thing that you have to do), but becomes a way of teaching and learning — the foundation or plate upon which to layer other initiatives, programs or curricula.
What People Say:
(What is the biggest insight that you have had from participating in this training?): That we need to educate the whole child and not just focus on curriculum…also how to reach other types of learners, not just those that are like me…a perfect student!
Thank you so much for creating a book that is responsive to high school specifically! I can’t wait to implement and continue to learn and collaborate!
Would you like to learn more about how you can bring Tribes TLC to your learning community? Please tell us about your school…