Beyond the Learning-Focused Basics July Institute

Event Date: July 31-August 2, 2017

Location: Learning-Focused
Training Center
, Greensboro, NC

Register By: July 14, 2017

Beyond the Learning-Focused Basics Institute is the pathway to advance knowledge of exemplary practices and strategies and move implementation to the next level.  Ideal for coaches, trainers, administrators, or anyone who wants to advance their knowledge, increase the quality of implementation, gain a deeper understanding of the the Learning-Focused model, and learn more strategies to enhance teaching effectiveness.

Beyond the Learning-Focused Basics Institute builds on the exemplary practices and strategies learned in the Learning-Focused workshops: The High Performance Learning-Focused Lesson, Teaching with Higher Order Thinking and Rigor in Mind , and Accelerating Learning for All  Students.

Beyond the Learning-Focused Basics Institute is a requirement to attend Learning-Focused Training of Trainers Institute and/or Learning-Focused Facilitator Institute.

To be eligible to attend Beyond the Learning-Focused Basics, you need to have completed the following courses within the past 24 months.

Learning-Focused Instructional Framework Courses

 

Participants must apply to attend Beyond the Learning-Focused Basics Institute. Once registered, you will receive an email with details about applying. Once your application is submitted and approved, your registration and payment will be processed.

Participants are accepted on a full-payment, first-come, first-served basis only once applications are approved.

Typically, confirmations are emailed to a registrant’s email address within 2 weeks after processing applications.

If you do not receive a confirmation email, please call 866-955-3276 to determine the status of your registration or application.

Payment method is required when registering. If using a Purchase Order, please send it with your registration. Allow 1-2 weeks to process registrations and applications.

Do not make travel arrangements until you have received application approval from Learning-Focused. We recommend against booking non-refundable flights due to the fact circumstances can change for Learning-Focused or you between now and the workshop date.

What are the prerequisites for attending the Beyond the Learning-Focused Basics Institute?
Successful completion of the following workshops/courses:

How long is the Beyond the Learning-Focused Basics Institute?

Three consecutive days.

Why should I attend the Beyond the Learning-Focused Basics Institute?
Extensive knowledge of exemplary practices and planning quality
Learning-Focused Lessons is essential to:

  • being able to present the Learning-Focused Instructional Framework to your faculty
  • to serve as a building or district expert of the Learning-Focused Instructional Framework
  • to facilitate and mentor staff as they work through Learning-Focused PLC online courses.

The Beyond the Learning-Focused Basics Institute builds upon the foundation set in the Learning-Focused Instructional Framework courses and adds greater depth and familiarity with the model. It is the prerequisite for attending Learning-FocusedTraining of Trainers Institute and/or Learning-Focused Facilitator Institute.

What is the assignment I need to complete for the Beyond the Learning-Focused Basics Institute?
Each participant in the Beyond the Learning-Focused Basics Institute will need to bring with them a hard copy of an original Learning-Focused Lesson Plan. You will also need to have the plan for Previewing and for Accelerating the lesson. If you are an administrator or instructional coach, you may construct a lesson for a professional development session you will lead with your faculty.
The purpose in having you complete a lesson is to build understanding. The more involved you are in the planning process, the better you will understand each of the steps and how to support teachers with all components of the lesson. Your lesson will be revised and refined as you deepen your knowledge during the institute.

You can find the Learning-Focused Lesson template in the resources section of your Learning-Focused Lessons or High Performance Learning-Focused Lesson book. The templates for Accelerating a Lesson and for Previewing a Lesson are in the resources section of your Accelerating Learning for All Students book. They are also all found in the Resources tab in Learning-Focused PLC.

Can I work on the lesson with another Beyond the Learning-Focused Basics Institute participant?
We prefer that individuals create their own lessons but do allow pairs to work on a single lesson to be submitted for the institute. While we value and promote collaboration in lesson planning, we need for participants to work individually, or in pairs, for this institute in order to accurately assess each individual’s understanding of the Learning-Focused Instructional Framework.

What is the next step after completing the Beyond the Learning-Focused Basics Institute?
The Beyond the Learning-Focused Basics Institute can be taken as a standalone workshop to increase your knowledge and skills for classroom implementation or coaching, or as the prerequisite for attending  Learning-Focused Training of Trainers Institute and/or Learning-Focused Facilitator Institute.

If I want to attend  Learning-Focused Training of Trainers Institute and/or
Learning-Focused Facilitator Institute 
do I have to do so immediately after completing the Beyond the Learning-Focused Basics Institute?

You have up to 24 months to attend  Learning-Focused Training of Trainers Institute and/or Learning-Focused Facilitator Institute after successful completion of the Beyond the Learning-Focused Basics Institute.

Do I pay for Learning-Focused Training of Trainers or Learning-Focused Facilitator Institute when I register for the Beyond the Learning-Focused Basics Institute?
No, you do not. Each institute is a separate course and you pay for each once your application is approved for each institute. However, if you are attending the Beyond the Learning-Focused Basics Institute AND either Learning-Focused Training of Trainers Institute and/or Learning-Focused Facilitator Institute on consecutive days, payment for both institutes you are attending can be included on the same Purchase Order, Credit Card payment or on the same check.

Participants are responsible for their own lodging and transportation. Please do not make your hotel reservation or purchase nonrefundable airline tickets unless you have received a confirmation email from Learning-Focused. If you do not receive a confirmation e-mail within three weeks of submitting your registration, please call Learning-Focused to confirm you registration.

Event Location:

Learning-Focused Training Center
606 Millwood School Road
Greensboro, NC 27409

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Learning-Focused reserves the right to reschedule session because of low registration. In the unlikely event of the institute being rescheduled, all registrants will be notified and will receive full refunds or be able to transfer their registration to another date. Please do not make nonrefundable airline reservations until you contact Learning-Focused to find out if your session is being considered for rescheduling.
Can’t Attend?
If you are unable to attend an event you have registered for, contact Learning-Focused through email at info@learningfocused.com or by calling 866-955-3276 no later than 14 calendar days prior to the start of the event to request a Gift Certificate that can be used for Learning-Focused products or events, or a refund.

After the 14-day time frame, you are ineligible for a Gift Certificate or refund, but you may send a non-registered person in your place, with registration confirmation or written authorization from you.

For all cancellations, there is a $50 processing fee.

As a Learning-Focused professional development participant, you may qualify for academic credit through your school or district. You may request a certificate of attendance by emailing info@learningfocused.com that is based on 18 hours of professional development.

Directions for Registering Participants

After you have purchased seats for this institute you will receive an email with details for providing us with participant information for everyone attending the institute. Registration is not complete until the participant information is provided.

$397.00

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