professional development
in person | virtual

When children are the priority and change is the reality–collaboration is the only strategy.

Judith Billings

What we do

Just as you are adapting to the ever-changing educational landscape, we are adapting as well. The Empower team has been collaborating, training, and researching how to best implement instructional models needed in this new reality. We are ready to support you and your students, teachers, and community with our prescriptive and results-oriented approach. Let us help you navigate your preparation for the school year!

Professional
Development

7 steps to a successful start this fall

  • virtual
  • in class
  • hybrid

Professional
Development

7 steps to a successful start this fall

  • virtual
  • in class
  • hybrid

Strengthen instruction

1|

Learning Management System
(LMS designated by district)

2|

Plan for Instructional Progression

3|

Effective Online Communication & Instruction

4|

Flipped Classrooms

5|

Meaningful Online Discussions

Meet challenges head on

6|

Blended Learning

  • Becoming comfortable with online tools
  • Improving student engagement
  • Developing and using effective formative and summative assessments
  • Maximizing instructional minutes

Build connections

7|

Social & Emotional Learning (SEL)

  • Building a classroom community online and in-person
  • Creating connections with students
  • Explicit SEL instruction
  • Integrating SEL into academic lessons
  • Culturally responsive teaching strategies

Strengthen instruction

1|

Learning Management System
(LMS designated by district)

2|

Plan for Instructional Progression

3|

Effective Online Communication & Instruction

4|

Flipped Classrooms

5|

Meaningful Online Discussions

Meet challenges head on

6|

Blended Learning

  • Becoming comfortable with online tools
  • Improving student engagement
  • Developing and using effective formative and summative assessments
  • Maximizing instructional minutes

Build connections

7|

Social & Emotional Learning (SEL)

  • Building a classroom community online and in person
  • Creating connections with students
  • Explicit SEL instruction
  • Integrating SEL into academic lessons
  • Culturally responsive teaching strategies

Coaching

Modeling instruction and co-teaching

Coaching

Modeling instruction and co-teaching

Virtual Instructional Coaching

At Empower, we understand how essential it is to develop relationships with teachers that result in productive working  partnerships. And during these unsettling times, we know these partnerships are more important than ever! Our student-centered coaching begins by first asking the teacher what they need to be successful in helping their students learn and thrive. We then look at what the students are learning to determine how to move the teacher forward in their instructional practice.

How we work

01

meet the teacher where they are

Identify where support is needed.

02

lesson & unit planning

Identify learning targets— pinpoint what is essential for students to know in each instruction session.
Establish a standards-based teaching and learning progression.
Develop engagement and assessment strategies.

03

co-teaching online

Pre-lesson meeting to discuss intended learning outcomes.
Post-lesson meeting to discuss student-learning outcomes and effectiveness of instructional strategies.

04

assessment creation

Pre-lesson meeting to discuss intended learning outcomes.
Post-lesson meeting to discuss student-learning outcomes and effectiveness of instructional strategies.

How we work

01

meet the teacher where they are

Identify where support is needed.

02

lesson & unit planning

Identify learning targets— pinpoint what is essential for students to know in each instruction session.
Establish a standards-based teaching and learning progression.
Develop engagement and assessment strategies.

03

co-teaching online

Pre-lesson meeting to discuss intended learning outcomes.
Post-lesson meeting to discuss student-learning outcomes and effectiveness of instructional strategies.

04

assessment creation

Pre-lesson meeting to discuss intended learning outcomes.
Post-lesson meeting to discuss student-learning outcomes and effectiveness of instructional strategies.

What makes us different

  • Differentiated learning while teaching and learning online.
  • Support in understanding standards, learning targets, and progression for teaching.
  • Instruction strategies modeled in helpful mini-lesson videos.
  • Constructive feedback on virtual instruction strategies.

Back to class

Whether your students will be returning to school virtually, in person, or using a hybrid model, we are here to help! Empower consultants will provide flexible solutions to help teachers incorporate writing into daily lessons, use small groups to teach at each student’s level, improve student engagement, and track student growth. Working together, we can transform your schools into strong learning communities!

More support

for teachers & students

(480) 347-5051

Let's connect

to discuss how our
classroom kits can
support your efforts!

Let's connect

to discuss how our
classroom kits can
support your efforts!

becoming our client

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