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  • Dr. LoreaMartinez
  • Conscious ClassroomManagement
  • Dr. AdriaKlein
  • RebeccaHorwitz
  • Joanna HoBradshaw

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Expert-derived content

We carefully select research-based content from top thought leaders in education.

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Highly experiential delivery

Our team of world-class designers translates expert-derived content into experience-rich, tech-enhanced workshops.

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Site-based PD delivered by the very best...YOU.

Simply select a Ready to Run PD session, review it once or twice, then run it with your staff. Run each session whenever, wherever and however you want.

Check out a sample of the 2017 Ready to Run collection

Partner: Dr. Adria Klein
Grades: K-3
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Building a Foundation and Shared Reading Essentials

What is the Gradual Release of Responsibility Theory and how does it support the components of a Balanced Literacy Classroom? Expand and deepen your understanding of Shared Reading by deconstructing exemplary videos and classroom examples of Shared Reading methods.

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Shared Reading 2.0

Shared Reading is one of the most comprehensive reading strategies a teacher can use to support all readers in the classroom. Deconstruct four critical techniques: Word Study, Comprehension, Text Structure and Fluency Development to deepen your understanding of literacy instruction.

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Interactive Writing

Interactive Writing is a teaching method in which children and teacher negotiate what they are going to write and then co-construct the message. Explore three different approaches to Interactive Writing to advance your ability to facilitate learning in the classroom.

Partner: The Authors of Conscious Classroom Management
Grades: K-12
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Using Visuals to Teach Procedures

What if all teachers believed that teaching behavior was just as important as teaching skills and content? Learn how to use visuals to teach procedures in ways that foster stronger relationships with your most challenging students.

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Teaching Procedures for Group Work and Group Transitions

Most teachers try to keep students on task by repeating the same 3-5 phrases every. single. day. Learn how to make transitions more efficient and group work more productive with specific strategies that are easy to implement.

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Creating Positive Connections with Our Most Challenging Students

Your beliefs are incredibly important because they subconsciously influence how you treat your students. This session challenges two common assumptions and explores specific techniques you can use to build relationships with your hardest-to-reach students.

Partner: Rebecca Horwitz
Grades: 3-12
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Writing to Learn

What are the benefits of incorporating writing into math instruction? Try out six high-impact writing strategies to help your students apply their learning in new and authentic ways. With these strategies, you can better understand how your students are making sense of math.

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Strategies to Support Metacognition

How does thinking about thinking impact your students’ conceptual understanding of mathematical concepts? This session makes metacognition in math concrete. Check out five metacognitive math strategies you can use to respond to student misconceptions, push student thinking deeper, and maximize learning for all students.

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Using Formative Assessment to Drive Instruction

What does formative assessment really look like in math? In this session, use a shared working definition to understand the ins and outs of using formative assessment to drive your instruction. Experience four formative assessment strategies you can try tomorrow.

Partner: Joanna Ho Bradshaw
Grades: K-12
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A Mindset Shift

Schools that implement restorative practices into their systems and culture show a significant improvement in school climate and a decrease in behavior incidents. This session makes a case for shifting away from a punitive focus on punishment to a restorative one centered on repairing harm and strengthening relationships.

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Strategies for Building a Restorative Culture

Restorative Practices create a foundation of trust in schools. Experience two restorative strategies you can use to improve communication between yourself and students as you work towards building a restorative culture at your site.

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Sharing Power Through Circles

How would you describe the power dynamic between teachers and students at your site? Restorative Practices strengthen relationships by creating a different power dynamic in schools. One way this is done is through Circles. In this session, you will explore the elements of Circles and run one of your own.

Partner: Dr. Lorea Martinez
Grades: K-12
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Naming and Navigating Emotions

Did you know that simply naming your emotions is the key to managing them? In this session, learn what emotions are and try out six strategies you can use to help students name and navigate emotions during daily instruction.

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Pressing the Pause Button

What are reactive and responsive behaviors and how do they impact the brain? Through role play and engaging media, experience three strategies you can use to increase responsive behaviors in the classroom.

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How Do You Really Teach Empathy?

Did you know we are literally wired to connect? While we can’t directly teach empathy to our students, this session provides teachers with an understanding of empathy at a neurological level. Learn specific strategies to make empathy more likely to happen in the classroom.

  • Partner: Dr. Adria Klein
    Grades: K-3
    Lesson

    Building a Foundation and Shared Reading Essentials

    What is the Gradual Release of Responsibility Theory and how does it support the components of a Balanced Literacy Classroom? Expand and deepen your understanding of Shared Reading by deconstructing exemplary videos and classroom examples of Shared Reading methods.

    Lesson

    Shared Reading 2.0

    Shared Reading is one of the most comprehensive reading strategies a teacher can use to support all readers in the classroom. Deconstruct four critical techniques: Word Study, Comprehension, Text Structure and Fluency Development to deepen your understanding of literacy instruction.

    Lesson

    Interactive Writing

    Interactive Writing is a teaching method in which children and teacher negotiate what they are going to write and then co-construct the message. Explore three different approaches to Interactive Writing to advance your ability to facilitate learning in the classroom.

  • Partner: The Authors of Conscious Classroom Management
    Grades: K-12
    Lesson

    Using Visuals to Teach Procedures

    What if all teachers believed that teaching behavior was just as important as teaching skills and content? Learn how to use visuals to teach procedures in ways that foster stronger relationships with your most challenging students.

    Lesson

    Teaching Procedures for Group Work and Group Transitions

    Most teachers try to keep students on task by repeating the same 3-5 phrases every. single. day. Learn how to make transitions more efficient and group work more productive with specific strategies that are easy to implement.

    Lesson

    Creating Positive Connections with Our Most Challenging Students

    Your beliefs are incredibly important because they subconsciously influence how you treat your students. This session challenges two common assumptions and explores specific techniques you can use to build relationships with your hardest-to-reach students.

  • Partner: Joanna Ho Bradshaw
    Grades: K-12
    Lesson

    A Mindset Shift

    Schools that implement restorative practices into their systems and culture show a significant improvement in school climate and a decrease in behavior incidents. This session makes a case for shifting away from a punitive focus on punishment to a restorative one centered on repairing harm and strengthening relationships.

    Lesson

    Strategies for Building a Restorative Culture

    Restorative Practices create a foundation of trust in schools. Experience two restorative strategies you can use to improve communication between yourself and students as you work towards building a restorative culture at your site.

    Lesson

    Sharing Power Through Circles

    How would you describe the power dynamic between teachers and students at your site? Restorative Practices strengthen relationships by creating a different power dynamic in schools. One way this is done is through Circles. In this session, you will explore the elements of Circles and run one of your own.

  • Partner: Dr. Lorea Martinez
    Grades: K-12
    Lesson

    Naming and Navigating Emotions

    Did you know that simply naming your emotions is the key to managing them? In this session, learn what emotions are and try out six strategies you can use to help students name and navigate emotions during daily instruction.

    Lesson

    Pressing the Pause Button

    What are reactive and responsive behaviors and how do they impact the brain? Through role play and engaging media, experience three strategies you can use to increase responsive behaviors in the classroom.

    Lesson

    How Do You Really Teach Empathy?

    Did you know we are literally wired to connect? While we can’t directly teach empathy to our students, this session provides teachers with an understanding of empathy at a neurological level. Learn specific strategies to make empathy more likely to happen in the classroom.

  • Partner: Rebecca Horwitz
    Grades: 3-12
    Lesson

    Writing to Learn

    What are the benefits of incorporating writing into math instruction? Try out six high-impact writing strategies to help your students apply their learning in new and authentic ways. With these strategies, you can better understand how your students are making sense of math.

    Lesson

    Strategies to Support Metacognition

    How does thinking about thinking impact your students’ conceptual understanding of mathematical concepts? This session makes metacognition in math concrete. Check out five metacognitive math strategies you can use to respond to student misconceptions, push student thinking deeper, and maximize learning for all students.

    Lesson

    Using Formative Assessment to Drive Instruction

    What does formative assessment really look like in math? In this session, use a shared working definition to understand the ins and outs of using formative assessment to drive your instruction. Experience four formative assessment strategies you can try tomorrow.

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Check out what people are saying about Ready to Run PD.

As a school Principal who does not have extensive education with regard to pedagogy and best practices, it greatly reduced my stress level to have PD that was based on research and created by experts. I also loved being able to model the power of Nearpod for teachers.

Dave Laurance — Principal, Beechwood School

This is gold, PD gold.

Justin Cook — Vice Principal, Maryville Schools

An avenue to deliver experiential PD to really touch teachers' hearts. Teachers will leave the PD inspired and energized with immediate application in their pockets.

Britten Clark-Huyck — Instructional Coach, Corvallis School District

So easy a caveman could do it.

Jason Engilis — Teacher, Sunset High School

It was a great mix of research, media applications and strategies delivered in the gradual release model, I do, We do, You do. This hit the nail on the head. You nailed it!

Billy Spicer — Instructional Coach, Lake Zurich CUSD 95

My teachers would much much prefer this style of professional development. They got more out of what Nearpod did today than they do from the PDs they are usually offered.

Eryn Pluim — Instructional Coach, Gloucester County Public Schools

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