2017 – 2018 Studying Skillful Teaching Course Registration Now Open

Posted March 8, 2017 / Last updated March 8, 2017

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Registration is now open for the 2017-2018 Studying Skillful Teaching Course By Research for Better Teaching (RBT).

2017-2018 Course Information

Location: Jesuit High School, 4133 Banks St., New Orleans LA 70119

When: Monday – Thursday, July 24 – July 27, 2017; Saturday, Nov. 4, 2017; and Saturday, March 10, 2018. The course consists of a total of six class days, 37.5 hrs.

Cost: $935 per participant. RBT accepts appropriately approved Title II funds for tuition.

Times: 8:15 a.m. – 3:15 p.m.

Instructor: Marcia Booth

Contact: Malcolm Villarrubia (Jesuit High School – New Orleans, LA) at villarrubia@jesuitnola.org or (504) 483-3958 for more information.

To be held, the course must have a minimum of 27 participants by June 1, 2017. Interested applicants must register by June 1, 2017. Space is limited to 38 participants. 

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About Studying Skillful Teaching

“Studying Skillful Teaching” is a graduate level course that supports teachers by enhancing their instructional practices which lead students to higher levels of critical thinking and rigorous engagement.

Participants may earn three hours of graduate credit or credit for certification. Research for Better Teaching is authorized to offer a graduate credit option through Fitchburg State University (FSU) located in Fitchburg, Massachusetts. The course and its requirements must be successfully completed in order to earn the credit. The fee for three graduate credits is $335.

Teachers and administrators from across the city and south have participated in the SST course: Jesuit New Orleans, Jesuit Tampa, Archbishop Chapelle, Cabrini, Ursuline Academy, Brother Martin, Holy Cross, Archbishop Hannan, Dominican High School, St. Matthew the Apostle, Firstline Schools, Science Academy, John Dibert Community School, St. John’s (Plaquemines), and St. Clement of Rome.

The course covers a wide variety of topics and skills, including:

The Knowledge Base on Teaching Writing Pre-assessments Criteria Analysis Cultural Proficiency
Framing the Learning Formative Assessments: Using Data Day to Day Criteria for Success Responding to Student Answers
Strategies for Activating Students’ Knowledge Quick Sorts Student Beliefs About Intelligence Activators & Summarizers
Using Mental Imagery Formulating Course Mastery Objectives Learning Partners Modeling
Creating Mental Engagement Plan-Teach-Reflect Cycle Matching Repertoire to Context & Students Using Mental Imagery
Using Graphic Organizers History of Intelligence Teaching Strategies for Effective Effort Six Propositions About Teaching
Student Self-Assessments Attribution Retraining