What It Is:
A 24-hour hands-on training experience that will leave your staff inspired, motivated, and skilled in realizing how to provide every student with the knowledge, skills, and resiliency to be successful in a rapidly changing world.
Why You Want It:
The Basic Course prepares your administrative and teaching staff to:
- Develop a positive learning environment in the classroom and school
- Teach students specific collaborative skills for social development
- Establish the Tribes agreements for a new pattern of interaction
- Ask a variety of reflection questions to increase learning
- Apply knowledge of the stages of group development to select appropriate cooperative learning strategies
- Initiate faculty groups for planning, peer coaching and support
How It Works:
Participants experience over 40 learning strategies and evaluate how to apply to age/grade/subject specific classroom situations. Each participant will also receive the book, Reaching All by Creating Tribes Learning Communities, by Jeanne Gibbs, a Certificate of Completion, and the materials to enable you to implement Tribes in the classroom and/or school community.
The Basic Course can be presented over 4 consecutive six-hour days, or divided into a “two and two” plan to support staff while they learn and experience the process and apply it to their teaching environments. CenterSource will work with you to design a training plan that fits your school schedule. Follow-up coaching and support are available.
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:
We are always told to build a community atmosphere, but never told HOW. This has taught me how!
Tribes has truly defined me as a teacher. I was lucky enough to receive my “basic training” in my second year of my teaching career – what a gift! During my training, I really felt like Tribes had created a profile of the teacher I wanted to be and was providing me with the road map to get there. The process speaks deeply to what I believe education should do: foster confident people who see strengths in themselves and others and who find joy in the world around them.
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