Professional development presenters at the Institute for Excellence in Education go through rigorous trainings so they can best serve the educators and schools in their network. They stay on top of current trends in education so they can help teachers implement best practices and, ultimately, increase student achievement. All presenters receive training in Cognitive Coaching® which helps empower teachers to be self-directed so they can excel in their classrooms. After FIM training takes place, on-site coaches follow up with teachers to make sure the FIM is being implemented with fidelity. The coach uses Cognitive Coaching® to mediate the thinking of the teachers with whom they work to help them produce students that are more cooperative and better problem solvers.
Often, schools hire professional development presenters and they fly in from another state to deliver information on a hot topic in the field of education. They might provide a binder and some examples for teachers, but, without follow-up academic coaching from a trained professional, these binders often collect dust on bookshelves. The Institute for Excellence in Education provides teachers with ongoing support to help them navigate through the FIM implementation process. Coaches help teachers disseminate the data so they can best meet the needs of their students. They model and co-teach during the FIM so teachers can see experts in action. Coaches facilitate reflective conversations with teachers to help them improve their craft. Teachers feel supported throughout the process and typically appreciate the ongoing support from a FIM specialist.
Upgrading Math Class Series:
Difficulty #1 – Information Retention
Difficulty #2 – Targeted Intervention
Difficulty #3 – Providing Social-Emotional Learning
Difficulty #4 – Safe Learning Environments