Professional Learning Courses

Professional Learning Courses

Rapid Gains, Sustainable

Rapid Gains, Sustainable Growth

High-Impact Professional Learning Courses in Math & Literacy Instruction

Our courses do more than just meet licensing requirements—they elevate teaching skills. Designed to lift achievement across your entire school, we equip teachers and instructional leaders with innovative tools and instructional methods through yearlong professional learning courses.

Professional Learning

Flexibile Learning Pathways

Our flexible learning pathways are tailored to meet the unique needs of your school.

Explore our asynchronous courses, which allow educators to engage with material at a pace that suits your specific requirements. Or, choose our blended learning pathway, which merges the convenience of online learning with invaluable face-to-face interactions with other educators and instructional experts. For the richest opportunities in direct engagement and real-time collaboration, consider our expert-led in-person sessions.

Select the course modality that best fits your team’s current structure and schedule, and empower your team with flexible learning pathways designed to accommodate the unique demands of today's busy educators.

Professional Learning

Cultivate Collaborative Learning

Shift from one-and-done traditional PD with limited impact and cultivate a vibrant culture of collaborative learning with Lavinia Group's professional learning courses.

Year-long courses lay the foundation for teachers and leaders to work side-by-side, sharing insights, challenging each other's thinking, and growing together.

Elevate instruction with new knowledge, skills, and innovative strategies that can be immediately applied in the classroom, leading to lasting improvements that enhance student achievement.

Attract & Retain Top Talent

High-quality professional learning does more than improve teaching methods and student performance; it plays a crucial role in attracting and retaining top teaching talent.

Rooted in methods that are tightly aligned with educational standards, you're investment in high-quality professional learning will build a team of instructional leaders well-versed in data-driven instruction and equipped with the latest research in instructional methods that drive accelerated learning.

Create a framework for ongoing professional growth that leaves teachers and leaders feeling valued, motivated, and inspired.

Achievement

Our Approach to High-Quality Professional Development

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Intensive, Content Focused

All courses are designed to create lasting impacts on classroom instruction leading to short and long-term gains in the classroom.

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Academic Standards Aligned

The scope and sequence of courses is closely aligned with academic and achievement standards.

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Ongoing Course Evaluation

We assess and refine our courses  guaranteeing continuous alignment with advancing research and standards.

Flexible Learning Pathways

Pathways Tailored to Meet the Unique Needs of Your School, Network, or District

Self-paced or structured modules.

Asynchronous learning provides teachers scheduling flexibility. 

Teachers access interactive content, including tutorials and model lessons, anytime, anywhere as they move through four asynchronous modules independently. Or have them follow a structured schedule set by your school leader, with each course delivering around 16 hours of professional development.

Asynchronous modules plus live, virtual sessions.

Blended learning is the perfect combination of self-paced online learning with a synchronous component that fosters a sense of community and encourages conversations with teachers across the country.

Experience the dynamic blend of self-paced online learning paired with live,  interactive workshops. Each course features five live workshops and four online modules, alternating between live and online, for a total of approximately 30 hours of professional development.

In-person workshop followed by a mix of online synchronous sessions and asynchronous modules.

Launch your course with an in-person workshop. 

Our in-person with blended learning pathway provides in-person and online training to support teachers and leaders who teach close reading or story problems. Participants join us in-person in New York City in mid- August for the launch of Module 1, then alternate between live online sessions and asynchronous online modules throughout the rest of the school year.

Professional Learning Courses That Do More And Deliver More

What Educators Say About Lavinia Group's Courses

9 out of 10 educators agree:

"My classroom or school will improve because of best practices discussed in this session."

92% of educators agree:

My first course session was engaging and interactive.

92% of educators agree:

I would recommend a course to a Colleague. 

95% of educators agree:

I learned best practices I'm excited to implement in my school right away.

Our Courses

Targeted, Evidence-Based Professional Learning

Blended, Asynchronous, or In-Person + Blended

This course introduces the Close Reading for Meaning method—a three-day reading instruction cycle rooted in the science of reading research and pedagogical best practices. Our approach leverages genre to empower students in extracting meaning from text. Emphasizing both joy and precision, participants will explore how genre serves as a gateway to comprehension.

In-Person Date/Time:

August 13, 2024 (NYC) 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM EST

Blended Dates/Times:

Module 2:

Live Cohort A 10/8: 9 AM - 11 AM EST

Live Cohort B 10/22: 12:30 -2:30PM 

Module 3:

Live Cohort A 11/26: 9 AM - 11 AM EST

Live Cohort B 12/3: 12:30 -2:30PM 

Module 4:

Live Cohort A 2/4: 9 AM - 11 AM EST

Live Cohort B 2/11: 12:30 -2:30PM

Blended or Asynchronous

This course equips teachers and leaders with the tools to integrate evidence-based reading practices into their instruction, ensuring students develop strong reading skills early on. Participants will explore and practice proven methods for phonics and comprehension instruction by explore each of the five essential pillars of reading while providing teachers with versatile tools to support diverse learning needs in the classrooms including five core systematic phonics routines designed to enhance decoding accuracy. Acquire practical strategies for seamlessly incorporating each essential pillar into literacy blocks with strategies that can be tailored to individual, small group, and whole-class settings.

Blended Dates/Times:

Module 1:

8/16/24 OR 8/22/24

10:00 AM - 2:00 PM EST

Module 2:

Live Cohort A 10/10: 9 AM - 11 AM EST

Live Cohort B 10/24: 12:30 -2:30PM 

Module 3:

Live Cohort A 11/28: 9 AM - 11 AM EST

Live Cohort B: 12/5: 12:30-2:30PM EST

Module 4:

Live Cohort A 2/6: 9 AM - 11 AM EST

Live Cohort B 2/13: 12:30-2:30PM EST

Blended or Asynchronous

This course covers the entire spectrum of literacy intervention, from diagnosing student needs and forming intervention groups to implementing transformative instructional structures and providing high-impact coaching. Through intensive, small-group, and one-on-one interventions, participants will learn how to effectively support students who require additional assistance in reading. Leveraging data analysis, educators will learn strategies to close instructional gaps rapidly. This course provides a wealth of science of reading tutoring and intervention resources, that bring evidence-based practices to life in the classrooms.

Blended Dates/Times:

Module 1:

8/13/24 OR 8/19/24

10:00 AM - 2:00 PM EST

Module 2:

Live Cohort A 10/9: 9 AM - 11 AM EST

Live Cohort B 10/23: 12:30 -2:30PM 

Module 3:

Live Cohort A 11/27: 9 AM - 11 AM EST

Live Cohort B: 12/4: 12:30-2:30PM EST

Module 4:

Live Cohort A 2/5: 9 AM - 11 AM EST

Live Cohort A 2/12: 12:30-2:30PM EST

Asynchronous

This course introduces RedThread Knowledge, Lavinia Group's innovative middle school reading and writing curriculum. Through a structured exploration of each component of the curriculum, participants will gain a clear understanding of its purpose and how best to intellectually prepare to deliver the content effectively to your students. Develop essential skills in facilitating student discourse and coaching students in both group and individual settings, and explore emerging trends in student writing. Educators will emerge equipped with confidence and expertise to utilize RedThread Knowledge as a pivotal tool in developing students as independent readers, writers, and thinkers.

Blended, Asynchronous, or In-Person + Blended

This course introduces the Math for Meaning Story Problems approach—an innovative, highly effective approach to elevating student confidence in mathematics. Through guided exploration, educators will uncover teaching strategies that spark problem-solving in the classroom, and foster deep comprehension and confidence among students. With context as a pathway to understanding, this course emphasizes contextualization in mathematics instruction.

Module 1:

In-Person Date/ Time:

August 15, 2024 (NYC) 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM EST

Blended Dates/Times:

Module 2:

Live Cohort B 10/8: 9 AM - 11 AM EST

Live Cohort A 10/22: 12:30 -2:30PM 

Module 3:

Live Cohort B 11/26: 12:30 -2:30PM 

Live Cohort A: 12/3: 9 AM - 11 AM EST

Module 4:

Live Cohort B 2/11: 12:30 -2:30PM 

Live Cohort A 2/4: 9 AM - 11 AM EST

Blended or Asynchronous

This course covers key aspects of effective intervention in mathematics, including the formation of student groups, the selection of high-leverage content, and the implementation of student-centered coaching methodologies. This course emphasizes personalized, targeted interventions in mathematics by incorporating instructional methods that provide students with meaningful and accessible activities that facilitate growth. 

Blended Dates/Times:

Module 1:

8/14/24 OR 8/22/24

10:00 AM - 2:00 PM EST

Module 2:

Live Cohort B 10/9: 9 AM - 11 AM EST

Live Cohort A 10/23: 12:30 -2:30PM 

Module 3:

Live Cohort B 11/27: 12:30 -2:30PM 

Live Cohort A: 12/4: 9 AM - 11 AM EST

Module 4:

Live Cohort B 2/5: 12:30 -2:30PM 

Live Cohort A 2/12: 9 AM - 11 AM EST

Professional Learning That Transforms Classrooms and Schools

Our courses deliver measurable results by deepening subject matter expertise and leveraging cutting-edge instructional methods. Our research-based and evidence-backed approach is proven to rapidly deliver double-digit gains in literacy and math skills.

Rapid Gains, Sustainable

Accelerate math and literacy achievement with professional learning by Lavinia Group. To set up a no-pressure meeting to see if our approach is a good fit for your schools, please complete the form below