Statewide Field Team (SWFT): Blueprint Installation
A new session of instructor led, online courses begins on January 13 and runs through March 10, 2021. These courses are FREE to Ypsilanti Community Schools staff. A bonus . . . you can earn SCECHs for full course completion. The following courses are recommended:
Changing Minds to Address Poverty in the Classroom: 12 SCECHs
Based on the work of Eric Jensen, this course provides background on the effect living in poverty has on students’ brains and their learning in the classroom. The course moves beyond the theory and provides practical classroom strategies that enrich the learning environment and increase the likelihood of success for students living in poverty. Participants will explore seven essential mindsets shown to positively impact student learning. This course provides strategies and tools to make changes in your classroom so students living in poverty have a greater chance of learning what they need to succeed in your classroom and in life.
Collaborative Learning Cycle: 5 SCECHs
Powerful data conversations can lead to powerful changes in instruction and dramatic improvement in student achievement. This online course focuses on what an effective data conversation looks like using Wellman and Lipton’s Collaborative Learning Cycle as well as how to facilitate these important conversations.
Teacher Collaborative Routines: 7 SCECHs This course consists of several modules designed to develop a theoretical understanding of each practice of teacher collaborative routines as defined in the Blueprint systems framework Evidence of Practice. This course will provide not only the research supporting collaborative best practices, but it will also provide practical support and examples that will enable teachers to move from theory to impactful and sustainable collaborative routines.
Educational Improvement Through Systems: 5 SCECHs
*New course* This course will address a variety of ideas around how systems in classrooms, schools, and districts support continuous improvement. This course is designed to help you learn about systems by examining a case study, and looking at examples of systems from your daily life and your experiences in schools.
You may register for all of these courses on our website under SWFT Online Learning (blueprinttoolsandresources.com). Please reach out if you have questions or would like registration assistance.
Sarah Scott, SWFT Coordinator of Professional Learning
(Ypsilanti Community Schools)