TLC Educational Solutions
Professional Development for Educators
TLC’s suite of on-site workshops optimizes learning in collaboration with peers and personalized attention from the trainers. Our workshops will build upon your staff's strengths and introduce new research-based instructional strategies that engage students and guide those students in developing the complex skills they need to be prepared for further education and work in the 21st century. TLC’s workshops in classroom management, engagement and motivation, formative assessment, higher-order thinking, quality classroom assessment, and performance assessments are available on-site for your school or district. Our Educational Consulting Services are available at no cost to help design PD to support the structure of your school day and year.
Implementation of strategies designed to develop and support effectively managed classrooms results in students on task, well-behaved, and engaged in their learning. Educators will gain skills and strategies for building positive relationships with and between students, modeling appropriate behavior and social skills, setting expectations, responding to day-to-day challenges, and making their classroom environment an asset for learning.
Engagement & Motivation
Building an engaging learning environment that motivates students is attained by incorporating research-based, classroom-tested Routine, Reflective, and Rigorous instructional strategies. Educators equipped with these strategies can engage students and increase their ability to learn in a variety of ways. Formative feedback, involving students with their own learning, learning with their peers, and higher-order thinking strategies pave the way to a highly engaged and motivated classroom.
Quality assessments are based on state, district, or school standards with the capacity to provide valuable feedback to teachers and students while serving as a vehicle to raise the cognitive demand of instruction and learning. The focus on assessment design includes selected response, constructed response, performance assessments, and rubric development. The critical components of universal design, bias, and sensitive issues included in this training all affect how accurately an assessment measures what students know, understand, and are able to do.
Promoting Higher-Order Thinking Strategies into learning experiences not only motivates students to participate and learn, but makes them more capable of problem-solving, thinking critically, responding creatively, and carrying that learning into real-life situations. Engaging Instructional Strategies, Strategic Questioning, Discussion Skills, and Scaffolding for Higher-Order Thinking raise the metacognitive ability of students and increase their capacity to grapple with challenging learning experiences.
Guiding Instruction Using Formative Assessment provides strategies that encompass three levels of formative feedback, giving teachers real-time information to adjust instruction, and bringing students into the center stage of the learning process. Students are involved in understanding and meeting goals that standards and curriculum dictate and are empowered to take charge of their own learning. They become actively involved with higher-order thinking and collaborative learning with their peers.