Connect to professional learning that fits your learning style
Engage in your professional learning with our exceptional online or virtual services. From product embedded online resources like Renaissance Smart Start™ to interactive, content rich Virtual Onsite Seminars, we can connect you to the knowledge and strategies you need to implement your Renaissance solutions with success.
Fits your schedule
Access professional learning content and strategies you need, when you need it. Renaissance online and virtual professional development services let you fit your learning in when it makes sense to you and your teachers.
Renaissance coaching provides an interactive learning experience designed to help you reach your implementation goals. Depending on your needs and intended outcomes, you'll engage in data conversations focused on applying learning analytics to classroom instruction or learn about a specific topic to advance your implementation. The learning doesn't end there; follow up your coaching session by trying out the job-embedded application and reflection activities suggested by your coach.
Renaissance Coaching provides:
- Facilitated data conversations and structured learning experiences so educators can fully understand how to make the most of their Renaissance products
- Suggested activities for extending your learning through guided and job-embedded applications
- A dedicated Renaissance Coach who understands unique site needs
- Flexible scheduling options to reduce disruptions in the school day
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Online learning “...gives participating teachers opportunities to practice what they learn over relatively extended periods of time...and provides a level of convenience that conventional professional development does not.”
Virtual Learning Sessions
Virtual Learning Sessions are a cutting edge way to deepen your knowledge of Renaissance products to achieve intended outcomes. These seminars emulate an in-person experience via enhanced 3D technology with engaging activities and discussions.
Virtual Learning Sessions provide:
- Interactive training on a variety of topics for up to 30 attendees to effectively implement Renaissance solutions
- A personalized experience with content delivered by one of our experts
- A 90-minute session that covers one of the topics listed below
Virtual Learning Session Topics and Descriptions:
Renaissance Accelerated Reader 360®
Description: This session will inform participants on how independent practice contributes to growth in literacy and how Accelerated Reader supports powerful and effective practice. Participants will learn tools to select the right books and how to set individualized goals to ensure that reading practice time is used effectively.
Description: Teachers who are using Accelerated Reader in their classrooms on a regular basis will review implementation data to identify things that are going well and areas that can be strengthened. They will practice classroom strategies for guided independent reading practice that research has shown lead to high levels of student engagement and growth.
Description: This session will demonstrate how teachers can use tools built into AR 360 nonfiction articles to provide direct instruction on skills needed for close reading and allow students to practice those skills as they read the articles independently.
Renaissance Star 360 Assessments®
Description: This session is designed to give participants a high level understanding of how the data they get from Star assessments can be used to answer their questions about student performance so that they can more effectively plan instruction that accelerates growth. It will prepare them to administer the assessment with fidelity and begin to access key reports.
Description: After teachers have data from initial screening with Star assessments, this session will guide them in considering implications for core instruction, grouping students and planning for intervention. We will demonstrate how various tools (such as the Instructional Planning Report, the Renaissance Planner and the learning progressions) will support them in planning instruction based on the skills students are ready to learn.
Description: After teachers have identified student needs using Star data, this session will focus on answering the critical “what’s next” question. Activities will focus on use of tools for grouping students, setting reasonable growth goals based on data, identifying skills and associated resources for instructional planning and monitoring progress for students in intervention.
Description:This session will focus on use of skill probes in Star Custom as one tool to formatively assess student understanding of specific skills to inform instructional planning decisions.
Renaissance Accelerated Math®
Description: In this introductory session, you will explore the essential principles of an effective math classroom, and understand how Accelerated Math can help to implement them. This overview will cover the basic capabilities of Accelerated Math 2.0. You will experience the software from both the student and teacher perspective so that you can set custom implementation goals for your classroom.
Description: This session will teach routines for successful implementation of independent math practice, and how to effectively manage meetings with students. You will learn to explain differences between DOK levels, and to identify strategies for facilitating robust DOK mathematical discourse.
Description: How do you use data to make instructional decisions in your math class? This session will help you to understand for to group students and select the optimal schedules and content to improve outcomes.
New for Back-to-school 2018
Description: This session will help participants in deepening their use of data from Star assessments and Accelerated Reader to identify struggling students as well as those in need of more challenge, and to take action on those insights.
Description: This session will focus on the powerful data about student achievement that is available as a result of additional screenings with Star. Participants will use Student Growth Percentiles to determine if instruction and intervention has resulted in an appropriate level of growth, and plan for adjustments as needed. They will also examine data on Mastery of state standards and associated skills.
Description: This session will build a shared understanding for administrators and teachers of how Renaissance Flow can assist in meeting all learners’ needs. Participants will receive hands-on practice using the Renaissance Planner tool and Dashboard views. They also will set priorities for implementation and corresponding professional development within their professional learning communities.
Description: English in a Flash helps students learn in English and personalizes vocabulary acquisition efficiently and rapidly. This session will introduce you to English in a Flash and let you experience the software as both a student and a teacher.
Description:In this session, participants go deeper into English in a Flash and receive hands-on experience in learning how to analyze the reporting data that the software provides
Description: This session will teach participants the basics of MathFacts in a Flash software and the value of math fact automaticity.
Description: In this session, participants will go deeper into MathFacts in a Flash software and learn to incorporate it into existing math instruction and practice.