Leading your own professional development is easier than ever
We want to lead our own professional development in blended learning. We are trying to build internal capacity to use technology to become truly student centered. I need a simple program for my staff that will get RESULTS.
Learn how to lead your staff in workshops that will help them personalize learning as never before.
Your workshops will give your staff:
First-hand experience with Flipped Classroom, Station Rotation, Individual Rotation, Flex, Socratic discussion, project-based learning, and several other innovative models
Deep understanding of how student-centered learning feels from the students' point of view
Their own strategic plan, lesson plan, or unit plan that leverages blended learning to improve their classrooms
What people say
Coach in Little Rock, Arkansas
By far, one of the best professional development programs I've ever learned to lead. The different models of learning are a wonderful way to ensure participant engagement.
Leader in Madison, Wisconsin
If we are serious about transforming education to truly empower learners, we need a common language and platform to build. Ready to Blend's workshops provide this for teams.
Teacher in San Jose, California
I have been implementing blended learning at our school already, but your training helped me take things to a higher level. I loved it. WELL DONE AND THANK YOU.
How it works
Send your best teacher leaders to the next Facilitator Certification Session, Nov. 11-13, 2020 in Austin, Texas.
Participants in the Certification Session
will learn, rehearse,
and certify. Heather will personally ensure that they're ready.
Facilitators return home ready to facilitate "Blended Learning Live!" and "Teacher Boost" for
November 11-13, 2020
About the Workshops
Certified facilitators learn how to deliver two workshop experiences to their staff: Blended Learning Live and Teacher Boost.
They use a blend of online and face-to-face formats to help their teachers achieve mastery.
A 2-day immersive experience based on the book Blended: Using Disruptive Innovation to Improve Schools. Your staff will leave with their own strategic plan for blended learning at their district or school.
A 1-day introductory workshop for busy classroom teachers to fast-track their blended learning preparation. Teachers will leave with their own blended lesson plans.
Do you have a brochure I can show my district leader?
Click here to download a PDF brochure that summarizes Facilitator Certification and the pricing options.
What is the research basis for the workshops?
Ready to Blend's workshops are based on the books Disrupting Class: How Disruptive Innovation Will Change the Way the World Learns; Blended: Using Disruptive Innovation to Improve Schools; and The Blended Workbook: Learning to Design the Schools of Our Future.
How long do certifications and licenses last?
Your certification lasts for four years. Your participants' licenses to use the online content last for 12 weeks. You activate their licenses before their workshop and then they have several weeks after the workshop to look back on the content.
How hard is it to certify?
Certification is fun! We are a supportive, growth-mindset group and you will be successful. One of the biggest benefits of certification is you get to join our network of 150+ other facilitators worldwide. We have monthly Zoom video events and commit to supporting each other long term.
Frequently Asked Questions
Why do you certify facilitators?
Many schools want their own in-house expertise, rather than having to fly in expensive outside trainers. Ready to Blend's Facilitator Certification program equips you to conduct your own PD in blended learning. You'll leave with online modules, agenda, materials, slides, and scripts to lead your own blended learning PD to your teachers and leaders.
Who should attend?
Each organization should make its own choice about whom to send for certification. Successful facilitators are good at:
Preparing and organizing
Fostering curiosity and excitement
Ushering a crowd
Taking and using feedback
Upholding the Honor Code
When are the sessions held?
"I am so ready to transform my classroom! I will definitely use all of my new inherited knowledge to benefit my students!"
"I am fired up and excited about teaching my teachers about the benefits of blended learning and how implementation will support student learning and teacher sustainability."
"Heather Staker provided training on blended learning implementation steps that we hadn't considered before. I have so many quality tools to apply, I hardly know where to start!"
"It's easy to see how this can and will work for our students. It's truly revolutionary but attainable at the same time."
San Antonio, Texas
"This is the best workshop I've ever been to."
San Antonio, Texas
"Extremely well-designed and implemented course that made understanding easy, even for the uninitiated."
"This training really pushes teachers to rethink the traditional model of education."
"I was so thrilled that I would be learning how to facilitate blended learning in a blended environment! I have experienced too many P.D. opportunities from educators who don't employ the very skills that we use to teach our students. Kudos to Heather and her team."