A fully-scripted program you can customize for your staff and use whenever they need a boost
You'd like to host ongoing events to prepare teachers for the future, including by helping them recover from COVID-19 interruptions and by equipping them with new tools so they can be the most effective, successful instructors possible.
Bringing in outside trainers gets expensive and inconvenient. You need your own in-house professional development expertise.
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.
As a Ready to Blend facilitator, you can lead your staff to help them teach as never before.
With your expertise, you can give your staff:
First-hand experience with Flipped Classroom, Station 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
Time to create one complete lesson plan using the Flipped Classroom, Flex, or Station Rotation model
New energy and confidence in their ability to innovate, even in challenging times
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 facilitator certification works
Complete a 2-hour online course and then meet with Ready to Blend for 4 hours of live, virtual training.
Host and participate in a Teacher Boost Workshop with a Ready to Blend facilitator
Facilitate events according to your needs, using our Facilitator Concierge to help you
Current workshop available for facilitator certification
A one-day workshop for busy classroom teachers to reenergize themselves and refresh their practice using the latest instructional innovations.
Teachers who implement the strategies in this workshop can expect measurable results.
Improved teacher-student relationships, with teachers knowing how to free up their time to coach for each student individually.
Improved peer-to-peer collaboration, with students working together in positive ways to self-direct their learning.
Increase in students experiencing daily progress toward goals, without as much time feeling bored or frustrated.
These results will lead to improved academic achievement and student and teacher satisfaction.
Heather Clayton Staker facilitates an experience that includes several supports for teachers.
Immersion in a blended setting using a learning-management system (Agilix Buzz) and other online apps to deepen teachers’ perspective on what blended learning feels like from their students’ perspective
Seven modules that help teachers develop their ability to design and implement a student experience that includes online and in-person modalities
Access to a growing community to help teachers work together
Group discussion to share lessons learned
Teachers will leave with one custom Flipped Classroom, Station Rotation, or Flex/Blended Learning Arc lesson.
Download the PDF of the Teacher Boost 2.0 Executive Summary.
$3,500 USD plus the Speaker Fee for Heather to do one Teacher Boost 2.0 with you
$50 USD per educator who registers for your Ready to Blend Teacher Boost 2.0 events
This package includes:
Certification for up to four (4) people in your organization, including facilitator handbooks, login credentials to the pre-work course, and live, online training with Heather.
Heather will travel to you and facilitate one Teacher Boost 2.0 at your facility with your facilitators-in-training. You can invite up to 60 educators to this Teacher Boost 2.0 event.
Ongoing support from our Facilitator Concierge to help you as you lead your own workshops
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 certify to facilitate?
Each organization should make its own choice about whom to select. Successful facilitators are good at:
Preparing and organizing
Fostering curiosity and excitement
Ushering a crowd
Taking and using feedback
Upholding the Honor Code
How long do certifications last?
Your certification lasts for four years.
When can I certify?
The first step is to identify a time and place to when Heather can visit your area to lead a Teacher Boost 2.0 alongside your facilitators-in-training. That event together will kick off your certification.
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 difficult 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 commit to supporting each other long term.
"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."
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