Professional Development Opportunities

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In-Person Workshops

Leading and Supporting in the Classroom: Whole Group
Tuesday, June 25, 2024
9:00 – 4:00pm
Location: New Brighton, MN
Keeping Them in the Room
Wednesday and Thursday, June 26-27, 2024
9:00 – 4:00pm
Location: New Brighton, MN
Leading and Supporting in the Classroom: Whole Group
Monday, August 5, 2024
9:00 – 4:00pm
Location: New Brighton, MN
Small Group Classroom Leadership: Right Here
Tuesday, August 8, 2023
9:00 – 4:00pm
Location: Global Academy, New Brighton, MN
Keeping Them in the Room
Wednesday-Thursday, August 9-10, 2023
9:00 – 4:00pm
Location: Global Academy, New Brighton, MN
Email
info@thecatalystapproach.com
for late registration
Implementing Catalyst Schoolwide: Leadership Workshop
Friday, August 18, 2023
9:00 – 3:00pm
Location: Pillager Elementary, Pillager, MN
Resident Coaches Week
Various Dates
Create a plan just for your school!

On-Demand Workshops

On-Demand Workshops are delivered using the MyCatalyst platform.

Category I

Self-paced with 60-99 minutes of video instruction, articles to read, and reflective activities housed in the MyCatalyst platform
Creating Learning Environments Where Children Thrive
Opens Monthly
Location: Online
Classroom Leadership from a Distance:
Creating Meaningful Connections 1:1
Opens Monthly
Location: Online
Quick Start to Coaching Adult Learners
Opens Monthly
Location: Online
Classroom Leadership from a Distance:
Creating Meaningful Connections 1:1
Opens Monthly
Location: Online

Category II

Self-paced with 100-144 minutes of video instruction, articles to read, and reflective activities housed in the MyCatalyst platform
Whole Group Classroom Leadership Foundations
Opens Monthly
Location: Online
Whole Group Classroom Leadership Beyond the Foundations
Opens Monthly
Location: Online
Supporting Whole Group Classroom Leadership (for paras)
Opens Monthly
Location: Online
Keeping Them in the Room
Opens Monthly
Location: Online

Category III

Self-paced with 145-175 minutes of video instruction, articles to read, and reflective activities housed in the MyCatalyst platform
UNIS: Creating groups that Understand, Nurture, Inspire, and Support Each other
Opens Monthly
Location: Online
Trauma Informed T.L.C.
Opens Monthly
Location: Online

Additional Opportunities

Continuing Education 

Complete prerequisite workshops

to prepare you for meeting the requirements of the credit coursework. Options include:

  • Attending an in-person workshop hosted by your school
  • Attending an in-person workshop that is open to the public
  • Completing an online on-demand workshop

Register for credit coursework by:

  • Selecting courses that align with workshops you've completed. To help you decide, each syllabus is available below and includes a full description of the requirements.
  • Completing the online registration form:

Complete the work at your own pace

  • We'll connect with you after you register to make sure you have what you need, but you can start a course any time.
  • Read the syllabus and make a plan for completing each part.
  • Submit as soon as you're finished and we'll begin processing.

Already finished with your coursework?

Course Menu

Prerequisite Workshop: Whole Group Classroom Leadership (In-person or Online)

Whole Group Classroom Leadership

3 Credits

Implement strategies in the classroom while reflecting on the impact the teacher's own behavior has on students, including small refinements and consistency with the subtleties of each skill.

Increasing Student Voice

3 Credits

Hone your skills for facilitating group discussion and give students even more opportunities to engage while implementing Whole Group Classroom Leadership skills.

Increasing Flexibility and Reducing Surprise During Instruction

3 Credits

Boost your own flexibility as you implement Whole Group Classroom Leadership skills so that you find yourself less surprised and more agile in your response to unexpected situations.

Shifting the Focus from Behavior to relationships

3 Credits

Successfully maintain a focus on positive and supportive relationships rather than students’ behaviors in the classroom.

Proactive and equitable classroom leadership

3 Credits

Harness the power of the proactive use of strategies that promote equity and success for students.

Balancing Individual support with group engagement

3 Credits

Learn to navigate the nuances of balancing the group’s needs with individual needs to enhance the foundational skills of Whole Group Classroom Leadership.

Prerequisite Workshop: U.N.I.S. (In-person or Online)

UNIS: Implementation Plan

3 Credits

Develop an action plan for how you will implement what you learned from the UNIS workshop.

UNIS: Team Practicum

3 Credits

Engage with a learning team who will meet throughout the school year to set goals, implement, reflect, and support each other to experience the long term benefits of promoting healthy group dynamics.

Classroom Environments Where Learning Thrives

1 Credit

Connect your educational philosophy with the impact of environment on student learning, including bef0re-and-after reflections on small changes you make to the classroom.

Prerequisite Workshop: Keeping Them in the Room (In-person)

Keeping Them in the Room

3 Credits

Support the success of individual students by selecting relevant strategies to implement and reflecting on the impact they have on keeping students functioning members of the group.

Classroom Environments Where Learning Thrives

1 Credit

Connect your educational philosophy with the impact of environment on student learning, including bef0re-and-after reflections on small changes you make to the classroom.

Strategies for Small Group Success

1 Credit

Apply strategies that set students up for success in the small group learning format, including options for classroom teachers and those who exclusively teach small groups.

Prerequisite Workshop: Trauma TLC (In-person or Online)

Trauma Informed Case Study

3 Credits

Implement strategies that support students whose school experience may be impacted by trauma in their lives. Reflect on how the teacher's actions can promote healthy relationships and increased success.

Additional Courses

We are always cooking up new ideas to support your learning. Check back soon to see new offerings. 

Additional Courses

We are always cooking up new ideas to support your learning. Check back soon to see new offerings. 

Prerequisite Workshop: Small Group Classroom Leadership (In-person or Online)

Strategies for Small Group Success

1 Credit

Apply strategies that set students up for success in the small group learning format, including options for classroom teachers and those who exclusively teach small groups.

Keeping Them in the Room

3 Credits

Support the success of individual students by selecting relevant strategies to implement and reflecting on the impact they have on keeping students functioning members of the group.

Classroom Environments Where Learning Thrives

1 Credit

Connect your educational philosophy with the impact of environment on student learning, including bef0re-and-after reflections on small changes you make to the classroom.

Prerequisite Workshop: Classroom Environment (In-person or Online)

Classroom Environments Where Learning Thrives

1 Credit

Connect your educational philosophy with the impact of environment on student learning, including bef0re-and-after reflections on small changes you make to the classroom.

Keeping Them in the Room

3 Credits

Support the success of individual students by selecting relevant strategies to implement and reflecting on the impact they have on keeping students functioning members of the group.

Strategies for Small Group Success

1 Credit

Apply strategies that set students up for success in the small group learning format, including options for classroom teachers and those who exclusively teach small groups.

Prerequisite: Involvement in the Demonstration Project

See the Demonstration Project page for more information
Demonstration Teacher Project

3 Credits

Document your reflections as you complete (or after you complete) the Demonstration Teacher Project. Engage in deep reflection about how each of the benchmarks helps your implementation and, it turn, your students.

Demonstration Teacher Extension

3 Credits

Sustain a deep level of implementation after initially becoming a certified Demonstration Teacher. Revisit foundational skills, implement new specialty skills, and study the impact on students.

Resident Coach Application of Learning

3 Credits

Choose from a variety of structured opportunities to apply the verbal and nonverbal strategies for communicating affirmations and suggestions based on contexts relevant to your leadership role.

Prerequisite Workshop: Resident Coaches Week

Resident Coach Application of Learning

3 Credits

Choose from a variety of structured opportunities to apply the verbal and nonverbal strategies for communicating affirmations and suggestions based on contexts relevant to your leadership role.

Demonstration Teacher Project

3 Credits

Document your reflections as you complete (or after you complete) the Demonstration Teacher Project. Engage in deep reflection about how each of the benchmarks helps your implementation and, it turn, your students.

Demonstration Teacher Extension

3 Credits

Sustain a deep level of implementation after initially becoming a certified Demonstration Teacher. Revisit foundational skills, implement new specialty skills, and study the impact on students.

*Upon successful completion of courses, the participant will receive graduate-level professional development credit. These credits are not part of a degree program but instead are primarily used for professional advancement such as salary increment steps and recertification. Students should seek approval of appropriate district or college officials before enrolling in these courses to satisfy any degree, state credential, or local school district requirements. This credit may be applied toward a degree program at the discretion of the accepting institution.

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