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3 If you could move all your teachers into the of your very best teachers… BIG How BIG would that be? Let’s take a look at ten needs and benefits behind the design of this affordable, effective program of continuous professional development.

4 THE M ASTER T EACHER Pd ™ Program “Research suggests that professional development is most effective when it addresses the concrete everyday challenges involved in teaching.” (JSD, Spring 2009)

5 THE M ASTER T EACHER Pd ™ Program Need: A more comprehensive PD focus The program is built around four professional learning pillars that address the heart of instruction, assessment and professional behavior. The material is new every year, yet carefully selected to be timely and relevant every week of the school year.

6 THE M ASTER T EACHER Pd ™ Program Need: Flexibility to fit with various other PD activities (PLC’s) The beauty of T HE M ASTER T EACHER Pd P ROGRAM is in the fact that it’s robust yet highly flexible. The weekly training modules, reflect and connect activities, and the strong research base can be integrated in a variety of ways.

7 THE M ASTER T EACHER Pd ™ Program Need: Strong research grounding The program uses research to back each weekly module and the sources are cited on the bottom. The Principal’s planners were designed with every aspect of “best practice” in mind so they take the guesswork out of planning.

8 THE M ASTER T EACHER Pd ™ Program Need: Time efficient, yet impactful The weekly training modules are short, but contain practical applications, and focused, tested, effective content. The program reflects the way people learn – incrementally, with reinforcement, real-life applications and ongoing coaching.

9 THE M ASTER T EACHER Pd ™ Program Need: Support for Principal’s as learning leaders The program provides the planning tools principals need to lead, and the practical content makes leading easier. The desk reference, quarterly webinars and the Northstar Brief offer additional support.

10 THE M ASTER T EACHER Pd ™ Program Need: Support local improvement goals and accountability The desk reference, action plans, goal tracking, and optional assessment can frame or support local goals and provide documentation for accountability. For online customers the authoring tool helps districts develop their own PD to meet local and district needs.

11 THE M ASTER T EACHER Pd ™ Program Need: Fit into the larger picture of PD in the organization The variety of lessons each month gives administrators a wealth of choices to integrate with local PD goals and activities.

12 THE M ASTER T EACHER Pd ™ Program Need: Access to wider variety of funding sources Research based lessons provide the accountability and documentation to tap state and federal funding. The program, once primarily a discretionary funds purchase, now qualifies for Title I, Title II, Title V, and ARRA funding.

13 THE M ASTER T EACHER Pd ™ Program Need: Tools to prove learning/effectiveness Optional on-line assessments can be used to document staff useage, engagement, and growth. Also, online customers have a post-test built in at the end of each online module to automatically test knowledge and track credit earned.

14 THE M ASTER T EACHER Pd ™ Program Need: Stimulate professional collaboration The reflect and connect activities built into each module are conversation and collaboration starters on which principals can build. “When all teachers in a school learn together, all students in the school benefit.” (JSD, Spring 2009)

15 THE M ASTER T EACHER Pd ™ Program To find out more about T HE M ASTER T EACHER Pd P ROGRAM, contact your solutions consultant today by calling For more information about the added benefits of online delivery and to view sample content visit: “It directly addresses actual teaching situations that all teachers, not just beginning teachers, face almost every day. It is very relevant, and gives practical activities and advice.” -- Dr. Carol Thom, Director of Staff Development

16 THE M ASTER T EACHER Pd ™ Program Lenay Marteney Product Manager

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