Online or Virtual Professional Learning

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.

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Connect data to your instruction

Renaissance expert coaches partner with you through virtual or online services to guide you through understanding and applying strategies gained from the rich data your Renaissance solutions provide.

Renaissance Smart Start®

Whether you are a brand-new user of Renaissance solutions, or just need a refresher, Renaissance Smart Start® provides you with quick guides, tutorials, and activities to give you foundational best practice training. Renaissance Smart Start is easy to use, and best of all, accessed from your Renaissance Home Page.

Implementation and Data Coaching

Implementation and Data Coaching empower teachers to analyze data from their Renaissance solutions and make decisions to improve teaching and student learning in the classroom. Your Renaissance Coach will be available via call, chat, or email to your core implementation team as well as work directly with your teachers to help turn insight into action that drives instruction.

Implementation and Data Coaching provides:

  • Facilitated data conversations so educators can fully understand how to analyze student data
  • Data-based action plans for differentiating instruction and intervention
  • 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.”

Harwell, 2003

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Virtual Onsite Seminars

Virtual Onsite Seminars 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 Onsite Seminars 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 Onsite Seminar Topics and Descriptions:

Renaissance Accelerated Reader 360®

Introduction to 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.

Maximizing Instructional Reading with Renaissance Accelerated Reader 360

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.

Maximizing Instructional Reading with Accelerated Reader 360

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®

Introduction to 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.

Understanding Star 360 Assessment Data

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.

Instructional Planning and Progress Monitoring with Star 360

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.

Working with Star Custom

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®

Introduction to Renaissance Accelerated Math 2.0®

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.

Maximizing Independent Math Practice

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.

Understanding Renaissance Accelerated Math Data

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

Understanding and Acting on Accelerated Reader Data

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.

Understanding Star Growth and Mastery Data

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.

Overview and Introduction to Renaissance Flow

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.

Getting Started with English in a Flash®

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.


Using English in a Flash Data

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

Getting Started with MathFacts in a Flash®

Description: This session will teach participants the basics of MathFacts in a Flash software and the value of math fact automaticity.

Using MathFacts in a Flash Data

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.

Live Hourly Webinars

New for back-to-school 2018-2019, webinars provide:

Content designed to address specific questions around effective strategies for using Renaissance products delivered by a Renaissance Coach via interactive webinar for educators in short, highly focused topic, typically 40–60 minutes in length. Webinars may include hands-on guidance in the software as needed.

Live Hourly Webinar Topics and Learning Outcomes:

Renaissance Accelerated Reader 360

Getting Started with Reading Practice

Learning Outcomes:

  • Discuss scheduling reading practice
  • View an Accelerated Reader quiz
  • Introduce ZPD, text difficulty, interest level, and points
  • Hands on: teacher experience
  • Apply newly learned knowledge to your classroom
Accelerate Growth with Individualized Goals

Learning Outcomes:

  • Explain quality, difficulty, and quantity goal types
  • Understand importance of goals, grit and guidance
  • Emphasize the importance of high comprehension
  • Hands on: teacher experience
  • Apply newly learned knowledge to your classroom
Establishing and Monitoring Routines

Learning Outcomes:

  • Discuss classroom routines to maximize results
  • Learn how to provide immediate feedback, guidance and prioritize needs using reading logs
  • Hands on: teacher experience
  • Apply newly learned knowledge to your classroom
Using Data to Build Student Comprehension for Struggling Students

Learning Outcomes:

  • Review Diagnostic and Student Record reports to identify struggling students
  • Discuss strategies to promote reading growth
  • Hands on teacher experience
  • Apply newly learned knowledge to your classroom
Using Data to Strengthen Student Comprehension for Successful Students

Learning Outcomes:

  • Review Diagnostic and Student Record reports to identify successful students
  • Discuss strategies to promote reading growth
  • Hands on: teacher experience
  • Apply newly learned knowledge to your classroom
Vocabulary Practice and Literacy Skills Quiz

Learning Outcomes:

  • View Vocabulary Practice and Literacy Skills quizzes
  • Learn how and why you can incorporate vocabulary practice and literacy skills quizzes into your routine
  • Hands on: teacher experience
  • Apply newly learned knowledge to your classroom
Skills Practice Assignments (Instructional Reading)

Learning Outcomes:

  • Discuss the importance of close reading skills
  • Navigate through the steps of assigning a skills practice
  • View the student experience
  • Hands on: teacher experience
  • Apply newly learned knowledge to your classroom

Renaissance Star Assessments

Let’s Get Started with Star Assessments

Learning Outcomes:

  • Introduce the various uses of Star assessments
  • Learn the design of Star
  • Discuss fidelity of test administration to help ensure accurate and reliable data
  • Hands on: Student and teacher experience
  • Apply newly learned knowledge to your classroom
Screening, Benchmarks and Scores

Learning Outcomes:

  • Understand benchmarks and screening windows
  • Introduce the Screening Report and commonly used scores
  • Hands on: Teacher experience
  • Apply newly learned knowledge to your classroom
Goal Setting and Progress Monitoring

Learning Outcomes:

  • Learn to set goals and monitor student progress using Star assessments
  • Interpret the Student Progress Monitoring Report
  • Hands on: Teacher experience
  • Apply newly learned knowledge to your classroom
Monitor Student Mastery

Learning Outcomes:

  • Gain an understanding of the Renaissance Mastery Model
  • Become familiar with the Monitor Student Mastery dashboard
  • Hands on: Teacher experience
  • Apply newly learned knowledge to your classroom
Instructional Resources

Learning Outcomes:

  • Discover the Renaissance learning progression
  • Learn how students are placed into the progression to get suggested skills
  • Find instructional resources based on skills
  • Hands on: Teacher experience
  • Apply newly learned knowledge to your classroom
Connecting Benchmarks and Growth

Learning Outcomes:

  • Review Student Growth Percentile (SGP)
  • Practice plotting students via benchmark and growth metrics
  • Learn the connection between student benchmark levels and growth
  • Discuss growth and fixed mindset
  • Hands on: Teacher experience
  • Apply newly learned knowledge to your classroom
Goal Setting and Progress Monitoring

Learning Outcomes:

  • Identify your purpose for setting goals
  • Define the types of goals available
  • Learn to set goals and monitor student progress
  • Hands on: Teacher experience
  • Apply newly learned knowledge to your classroom

Renaissance Star Custom

Let’s Get Started with Star Custom

Learning Outcomes:

  • Discuss formative assessments
  • Learn how to assign and schedule pre-written skill checks to your students
  • Hands on: Teacher experience
  • Apply newly learned knowledge to your classroom
Scoring and Results

Learning Outcomes:

  • Score constructed response skill checks
  • Review skill check data
  • Hands on: Teacher experience
  • Apply newly learned knowledge to your classroom
Create Your Own Items and Tests

Learning Outcomes:

  • Build your own skill checks using pre-written items
  • Learn how to add your own items
  • Hands on: Teacher experience
  • Apply newly learned knowledge to your classroom

Renaissance Star Spanish®

Understanding Star Spanish Assessments

Learning Outcomes:

  • Who takes Star Spanish?
  • Why administer Star Spanish?
  • When and how often should it be administered?
  • How was the test developed?
  • What scores are reported?
  • Where do you view results?

Renaissance Accelerated Math 2.0

Let's Get Started with Accelerated Math 2.0

Learning Outcomes:

  • Examine the design and purpose of Accelerated Math
  • Explore how Star can help identify math skills needed for differentiation and growth
  • Discover how students practice, test, and review skills
  • Generate practice assignments for your students
  • Hands on Teacher and student experience
  • Apply newly learned knowledge to your classroom
Experiencing the PTR Cycle

Learning Outcomes:

  • Monitor the dashboard symbols as students complete assignments
  • Discuss how and when to intervene with struggling students
  • Generate tests when students are ready to show mastery
  • Hands on: Student experience
  • Apply newly learned knowledge to your classroom
Classroom Routines and Data

Learning Outcomes:

  • Review software tips to refine lesson plans
  • Explore resources to help students organize their assignments, get assistance, and collaborate 
  • Discuss routines that can help facilitate a productive and efficient math classroom
  • View the Diagnostic Dashboard
  • Apply newly learned knowledge to your classroom
One-on-One Conferencing

Learning Outcomes:

  • Examine ways to incorporate one-on-one conferences into your daily math routine
  • Formulate strategies for engaging students during conferencing.
  • Model ideal conferencing scenarios.
  • Explore resources to assist with conferencing
  • Apply newly learned knowledge to your classroom
Mathematical Discourse

Learning Outcomes:

  • Learn the benefits of mathematical discourse
  • Discuss teacher and student roles
  • Explore resources to help students grow in their ability to engage in discourse productively
  • Model scenarios to use with your students
  • Apply newly learned knowledge to your classroom

Renaissance MathFacts in a Flash

Let's Get Started with MathFacts in a Flash

Learning Outcomes:

  • Outline the development of math facts automaticity
  • Breakdown the benchmark levels
  • Navigate the student workflow
  • Explore ideal practice
  • Hands on: Teacher and student experience
  • Apply newly learned knowledge to your classroom

Accelerated Math Instructional Practice

Let’s Get Started with Accelerated Math Instructional Practice

Learning Outcomes:

  • Examine the design and purpose of Accelerated Math
  • Explore how Star can help identify math skills needed for differentiation and growth
  • Discover how students practice and quiz on skills
  • Generate assignments for your students
  • Hands on Teacher and student experience
  • Apply newly learned knowledge to your classroom
One-on-One Conferencing

Learning Outcomes:

  • Examine ways to incorporate one-on-one conferences into your daily math routine
  • Formulate strategies for engaging students during conferencing
  • Model ideal conferencing scenarios.
  • Explore resources to assist with conferencing
  • Apply newly learned knowledge to your classroom
Mathematical Discourse

Learning Outcomes:

  • Study the benefits of participating in mathematical discourse
  • Discuss teacher and student roles
  • Explore resources to help students grow in their ability to engage in discourse productively
  • Model scenarios with your students
  • Apply newly learned knowledge to your classroom

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