What it is:
A 24-hour experiential training designed to increase the capacity of teachers and administrators within Tribes Learning Community Schools to intensify quality implementation of the 7 research-based components of Tribes TLC® that catalyze student learning: group development process, cognitive theory, multiple intelligences, cooperative learning, constructivism, reflective practice, and authentic assessment.
Why you want it:
The Artistry for Learning takes your staff beyond the first 24-hour course, whether it is Basic, Middle or High School. This course concentrates on learning, rather than teaching. Participants will:
- Reflect upon their professional learning and progress in using the process of Tribes TLC
- Become familiar with the seven research-based components that catalyze student learning and experience specific strategies for understanding and applying each component
- Assess their own preferred ways of learning, and plan how to differentiate curriculum to reach students of multiple intelligences
- Learn a variety of ways to assess student-learning experiences
- Design a cooperative learning experience and/or discovery learning experience integrating the seven research-based components
- Recognize the importance of teachers having designated time in on-going collegial groups to confer, plan and assess student achievement
Participants experience and design learning strategies and keep an interactive journal, creating a working document for application in the classroom. The Artistry for Learning Course can be presented over 4 consecutive six-hour days, or divided into a more segmented plan to support staff while they learn and experience the process and apply it to their teaching environments. CenterSource can recommend a trainer near you to work with you to design a training plan that fits your school schedule.
What You Get:
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 (the Basic, Middle School, or High School level training) will be provided by our experienced certified training staff who will come to your school site.
The 24 hour Artistry for Learning training is an advanced level course to intensify the use of the Tribes process in year 2 and beyond. The pricing includes 24 hours of professional development, books for each participant, training materials, trainer compensation, and trainer travel expenses (when facilitated over consecutive days).
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Training of Trainers:
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 read more about our capacity building model and the Training of Trainers program (TOT) please visit this page. To read 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:
Collaboration! I now have the ingredients as well as the practice for creating LEARNING experiences, rather than teaching lessons to my students. This will change my classroom and me in so many ways. I can’t wait to get started, and having the journal that I had a hand in creating and developing throughout the training is just the icing on the cake.
Would you like to learn more about how you can bring Tribes TLC to your learning community? Please tell us about your school…