Training Topics

Workshop # Topic Audience Best For
1 Classroom Techniques:
Surviving the First Two Weeks

This session helps teachers start the year out on the right foot, with proven techniques for effective daily routines, room organization, discipline methods, effective use of volunteers, and other essential tools for a well-run classroom.
Teachers Small group
(20 or fewer)
2 Classroom Management
Strategies for Teachers

Good teachers know how to create a positive classroom environment where every student can learn through proactive discipline, positive reinforcement, and consistent routines. Learn the “tricks of the trade” to keep your classroom in control.
Teachers Small
or large group
3 Data Decision Making
Discover how to use data as a powerful tool to pinpoint problem areas and improve student achievement throughout your school.
Administrators/
Teachers
Small group
4 Making the Grade: Data Analysis
Cure your “data paralysis” by learning step-by-step methods to break down data and address individual student learning needs.
Teachers Small
or large group
5 When Classroom Management Is A Struggle
For teachers who have challenging classrooms, this workshop provides proven techniques for keeping students on task and minimizing disruption.
Teachers Small
or large group
6 Effective Leadership Strategies
Learn how to become a strong school leader who effectively guides staff, fosters teamwork, and serves as a role model for staff, parents and students.
Administrators Small group
7 Effective Strategies for Quality Schools
Successful charter schools are all different – yet they all share certain characteristics. Learn exactly what those characteristics are and how you can adopt them at your school.
Administrators Small group
8 Quality Schools Are ACCREDITED
Raise your school’s standards and its reputation through accreditation. Learn all about the accreditation process works – how to do a self-study, what to expect from the Review Team’s visit, and how to keep your accreditation.
Administrators/
Teachers
Small
or large group
9 Effective Teaching Strategies
Research reveals the teaching strategies that actually work in the classroom and those that do not. Find out how what the best teachers focus on to increase learning.
Teachers Small group
10 Introduction to Standards-Based Report Cards
Find out how report cards can actually motivate students to progress to the next level and give parents a much deeper understanding of what their child knows and should know.
Administrators/
Teachers
Small group
11 Developing and Making the Most
of Standards-Based Report Cards

This session follows Workshop #11 to provide further instruction on how to create and use standards-based report cards as a powerful tool to evaluate and report on student progress.
Administrators/
Teachers
Small group
12 How I Should Have Spent
My Summer Vacation

Ready, set, go! The right preparation can insure a successful year. Collect and analyze data on students before they walk in the door, set up classroom space for optimal teaching, and start out with the right routines to head off problems before they start.
Teachers Small group
13 Charter School Governing Boards
Provide your governing board with essential training in board procedures and responsibilities, charter school law, the Sunshine Law, and how to serve as an effective representative of your charter school.
Administrators/
Governing Boards
Small group
14 Spelling is More Important
than You Think

With “spell check,” people think that it is not so important to teach spelling. Not so! Learn why spelling instruction should begin in kindergarten to help students build good reading and writing skills into the higher grade levels.
Administrators/
Teachers
Small
or large group
15 New Discoveries about Reading
and Reading Instruction

Put the latest research on reading to work in your school to help struggling readers and keep others on a steady course of improvement. Learn how to do a three-minute walkthrough to determine if your teachers are using the best instructional techniques.
Administrators/
Teachers
Small
or large group
16 The Art of Effective Communication
Find out if you are an effective communicator. Gain the skills and confidence to communicate as a consummate professional with parents, teachers and students.
Administrators/
Teachers
Small
or large group
17 The 3-Minute Classroom Walkthrough
Change your perspective and your impact on your school by becoming a roving principal. Gather critical information through the 3-minute walk-though method. Learn how to mentor your staff through dialogue rather than evaluation.
Administrators Small
or large group
18 POWER Standards: Teaching the
Essential Sunshine State Standards

You’ve heard about the Power Standards. Now find out what they are and how they can help you focus your time and efforts on the standards that really count. This session will bring your teaching to an entirely new level.
Teachers Small
group
19 Smooth Sailing into Power Standards
This session expands upon Workshop #19 by bringing the Power Standards together with all the elements of standards-based instruction and assessment. This is a sure way to accelerate student learning and improve FCAT results.
Administrators/
Teachers
Small group

20
Step-by-Step Primer to Grant Writing
Millions of dollars of grants for teachers and schools are available each year to charter schools. Find out where those dollars are and how to apply for them. Learn the tips of successful grant-writing.
Administrators/
Teachers
Small
or large group
21 Lesson Planning Using
Engaging Scenarios

This workshop is an extension of Workshop #19. Once you’ve learned about the Power Standards, you can create entertaining “performance assessments” that engage and challenge your students to master the Sunshine State Standards.
Teachers Small group
22 The 3 R's: Recruitment,
Retention and Reward

It’s getting harder to find and keep the best teachers. This workshop offers the best interview techniques to identify and hire the best educators. It teaches you how to be a mentor and monitor to your staff, while keeping morale high.
Administrators Small
or large group
23 What I Wished I Learned
in Education 101

College doesn’t prepare you for the real world of teaching. This workshop covers essential topics, including effective communication, working as part of a team, effective leadership, professional demeanor, inspiring students to learn.
Administrators/
Teachers
Small group
24 Compliance 101
Do you find yourself sweating out every deadline to meet various reporting requirements? Get out from under that pile of paper and take control. This workshop reviews the various compliance documents to help you stay on top of your paperwork.
Administrators Small
or large group
25 ESE Strategies for the
Inclusion Model

Teachers, you can be ready to help your ESE students without disrupting the rest of the classroom. Learn how to make the necessary adaptations for ESE students while keeping your other students on track.
Teachers Small
or large group
26 Effective Teaching
Strategies in Science

It’s not all about the FCAT – it’s about using the best teaching techniques, focusing on the essential standards and engaging your students. Learn how to apply those methods to science instruction.
Teachers Small
or large group
27 Leading the Path to Assessment:
Designing Rubric Assessments

This workshop follows #19 on the Power Standards. Move beyond multiple choice tests to a powerful form of assessment and instructional tool. These assessments allow you to observe and track a student’s mastery of the standards.
Teachers Small
or large group
28 Differentiated Instruction –
Emphasis on Reading

How do you provide individualized instruction to 20+ students in the same classroom? Learn how to run an effective reading block using small group instruction. Ensure that all students are reaching their full reading potential
Teachers Small
or large group