Learning and Professional Development
Supporting Documents Training for Individuals, Groups, or Schools
Training - SMT training and how others are using SMT for teacher education, classroom observation in schools, edTPA, NBCT submissions, or research and grant evaluations.
Overview and Features Guide – provides a look at the key features of the SMT tool.
Professional Development Modules, Books, Workshops, and Classes -focused PD for self-driven or small group exploration in a series of professional development modules for those who wish to develop new teaching strategies and skills as they progress toward becoming a world-class teacher. Also, books to dig deep, workshops for explorations into key topics guided by a national expert, and classes for credit.
Registered Users Who Will Have Access To the Following
SMT Users Manual – Describes the powerful features of SMT, includes information on using SMT and obtaining quality audio and video, and contains responses to frequently asked questions or FAQs.
SMT Training Manual – Contains the training for using SMT, which provides both video-based and text-based training for levels 1-10 - text, video, and practice to develop data collection, feedback, and coaching skills that potentially culminate in a Black Belt user (Level 9) or an SMT Trainer.
SMT Teacher Challenges - A set of action research explorations for K-12 teachers, designed to investigate one’s teaching by capturing and analyzing data used as indicators of growth toward excellence.
SMT and edTPA – Using SMT to raise scores for Rubrics 6-10 for the Science, English, Math, and Social Studies candidate submissions.
SMT and NBCT – Using SMT to seed the narrative with data and evidence to bolster candidate submissions.
Training For SMT Users
Individual Training - Registered users have access to training materials on the Training page
that includes training videos, cheat sheets, and keys to fine-tune your
SMT user skills.
Condensed Training - Stay Tuned as SMT will hold 3-4 hour condensed training sessions. If you or a group are
interested in attending, send us an email using the Contact page.
School Districts or Teacher Education Training – Can be scheduled and optimized upon request.