Learn practical strategies for incorporating best practices into daily instruction one step at a time. Our teacher courses introduce digital age best practice strategies, offer practical resources, and guide participants through a trial run in their own classroom. Personalize professional learning for teachers by focusing on proven strategies that impact student success. Each course is equivalent to a 6-hour onsite workshop or professional learning day.
Creating Formative Assessments to Measure Student Readiness
Teachers need proven tools that have a big impact with little effort. Formative assessments are a fun way to engage students in lesson feedback while providing teachers with data for timely, targeted follow-up interventions. Give teachers a full toolbox of simple formative assessment strategies that make gauging student readiness more frequent, transparent, and student-centered.
Deepening Learning with Horizontal Differentiation
When students connect a learning experience with their own lives, they internalize the critical content as well as the purpose of the lesson. Differentiating learning based on students' own interests and learning profiles deepens their understanding from everyday learning episodes. Give teachers a full toolbox of simple strategies that create personalized pathways for diverse learners to achieve the same academic standards.
Engaging Students in Every Activity Every Day
Students learn best when they take an active role in their own learning. Focus activities and active learning techniques engage students in lessons while offering them the opportunity to take control of the content, process, or product of a learning experience. Give teachers a full toolbox of simple active learning strategies designed to turn their classrooms into student-led learning machines.
Promoting Higher Order Thinking Processes
Students need practice making connections between what they are learning and what they already know. Higher order thinking strategies allow students to practice everyday complex thinking skills such as problem-solving, decision-making, investigation, reflective thinking, experimental inquiry, and inductive/deductive reasoning. Give teachers a full toolbox of complex thinking strategies that promote collaboration while immersing students in the content with complex questions.
Promoting Collaboration to Inspire Student Learning
When students work together toward a group goal, they make learning connections beyond the targeted standards. Effective collaborative lessons show evidence of student problem-solving/issues resolution, individual/group accountability structures, and the use of digital, environmental, or social resources. Give teachers a full toolbox of collaborative learning strategies that deepen student understanding, maximize engagement, and sharpen problem-solving skills.
Accelerating Individual Growth Through Vertical Differentiation
Students excel when teachers construct tasks or provide learning choices at different levels of complexity. Differentiating learning based on students' own abilities or academic readiness levels engages them in the content while deepening their understanding. Give teachers a full toolbox of simple strategies that create personalized pathways for diverse learners to achieve the same academic standards.
Making Authentic Connections for Lasting Impact
Students become vested in their own learning when teachers infuse authentic, real-world situations with learning experiences. Making authentic connections between critical content and students' own lives deepens the impact and long-term retention of a learning experience. Give teachers a full toolbox of simple strategies that employ 21st Century skills, themes, and web-based resources to connect what students are learning with their everyday lives.
Anchoring Learning with Digital Tools
Students have never engaged in learning experiences faster or more deeply than they do when using digital tools. Today's digital resources offer a plethora of options for creating engaging collaborative learning environments that support critical thinking and problem-solving. Give teachers a full toolbox of simple strategies for using digital resources to extend personalized learning beyond the walls of the classroom.
Increasing Student Rigor with H.E.A.T.
This free course introduces H.E.A.T. (Higher order thinking, Engaged learning, Authentic connections, Technology use) as a lens to go beyond the lesson plan to what is actually happening with students. Many times the activities that the teacher plans do not result in the expected output from students. H.E.A.T. provides a common language to discuss and measure student output in a way that is tied to evidence-based practices.
Our workshops focus on evidence-based approaches that can be used by teachers and leaders immediately. Flexible delivery options—ranging from face-to-face onsite institutes to self-paced online learning—help simplify and personalize professional learning for all stakeholders. Schedule a workshop that fits your unique time and budget needs.
All delivery methods include access to the selected course content online for one full year from the date of purchase.
Onsite with a LoTi Trainer
LoTi provides one certified trainer on-location to perform 6 hours of instruction for up to 25 participants; includes interactive activities, simulations, and rich discussions supported by the online content.
Online with a District Trainer
LoTi provides one online course (via the LoTi Classroom) for participants and local facilitators. District trainers can guide participants through the content in a single face-to-face PD day or during regular PLC meetings.
Online Self-Paced Course
LoTi provides one course (via the LoTi Classroom) for participants and local facilitators. Participants lead themselves through the content at their own pace and are issued a badge and certificate upon completion.