Give teachers feedback they will welcome and immediately apply to improve their practice (and avoid pushback, hurt feelings, or blank stares).
Give teachers the support they need and see them make huge improvements year over year (without creating more work for yourself).
Help every teacher take ownership over their own growth and recommit to achieving rigorous goals for students (without being perceived as the “bad guy”)
Overcome toxicity and develop a student-focused culture (it’s easier than you think).
This isn’t a sit-and-get workshop. You’ll get plenty of time to actually practice what you are learning so you can be sure you’ve got it before you go back to your districts and put it into action. We keep the group small so that you’ll get Robyn’s personal coaching, feedback, and support throughout the intensive. That way, you can be sure you’re ready to act as soon as you return. Plus, we’ve built in an entire Implementation Lab to help you immediately implement what you learn at Builder’s Lab so that you can hit the ground running the moment you go home.
You’re trying to move your strategic plan in your district, but you need your school-based administrators to get on board. Bring them to Builder’s Lab I and give them the training they need to transform their schools and meet your district’s goals. After spending 3 days working together, you’ll leave with team full of Builder’s who are inspired, energized, and equipped to move their schools and meet district goals.
You’ve looked at the data and you know what your challenges are. And, you’re under a lot of pressure to make meaningful changes in your school. The problem is you can’t seem to get every single one of your teachers to buy into your vision and improve their practice. Come to Builder’s Lab I and learn the 4 disciplines of Buildership -- feedback, support, accountability, and culture. In 3 days you’ll have the exact skills you need to to get ANY teacher on your staff moving in the right direction. Plus, ’if you bring members of your leadership team with you, you can use the time to work together to start implementing what you learn right away.
As a coach, you’re in a tough position. You’re not an administrator with supervisory authority and yet, you’re something more than a teacher. At Builder’s Lab I, you’ll discover how to support teachers when you don’t have the authority to hold them accountable. Plus, you’ll develop a coaching plan you can use to help all the teachers you serve make significant growth this year.
"If you lead other people, you need to come to Builder’s Lab I."
No fluffy “techniques” or platitudes or theories. You’ll get proven, actionable, step-by-step processes that will help you get everyone in your school or district on board and working towards your goals.
This isn’t a sit-and-get workshop. You’ll get plenty of time to actually practice what you are learning so you can be sure you’ve got it before you go back to your districts and put it into action. We keep the group small so that you’ll get Robyn’s personal coaching, feedback, and support throughout the intensive. Plus, we’ve built in an entire Implementation Lab to help you immediately implement what you learn at Builder’s Lab so that you can hit the ground running the moment you go home.
Learn from and with other Builders from all over the world who are going through similar challenges in their districts or schools. Find out what they’re doing, share resources, and get a fresh perspective from colleagues who share your passion and commitment for students. And, keep those connections going long after you return to your schools.
You’ll discover how to give teachers feedback they will actually act on, how to support teachers’ will AND skill, how to help teachers be more accountable, and how to build a school culture focused on setting and achieving big goals for students.
Plus, you’ll discover practical strategies to help you walk the fine line between encouraging and empowering your teachers to be their best and holding them accountable for the work before them.
Here's what people are saying about the Builder's Lab I
"Its' probably the best professional development I've had as an educator and this is my 26th year."
"I was burnt out and ready to quit...by the end of the first day I was ALL in"
"We needed a shared language and vision."
How much time are you wasting trying to work with resistant teachers who refuse to improve? How many hours do you lose each week putting out fires instead of doing the work that matters most? How many years do you settle for small, incremental gains instead of achieving the bigger vision you have for your school?
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LIVE Workshop Dates and Location:
June 24-26, 2019
Palm Springs, CA
Perfect for: Principals, Assistant Principals, Principal Directors, Associate Superintendents, Directors of Professional Development.
Leave with: strategies that you can immediately implement in your school or district.
July 15-17, 2019
Perfect for: Instructional Coaches
Leave with: Specific strategies to help you address the unique challenges coaches face.
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Creative working space, not noisy, fully equipped and convenient
Simple, fast and effective flexible move
July 15-17, 2019
Key Bridge Marriott | Arlington, VA
Builder's Lab is a 3-day intensive we host every year for school and district leaders. Unlike other conferences where you see an array of speakers in short sessions and hope that you can find something you can take home and use, Builder's Lab is a 3-day intensive where you will be working on YOUR school and YOUR goals. We keep the audience under 100 people so that you can get my personal attention and help. Plus, we build in an implementation lab where you'll get a chance to actually start applying what you learn before you leave so that you are ready to implement as soon as you return to your school or district.
Builder's Lab is designed to help you get every teacher in your school or district on board and working productively towards your school or district goals. During Builder's Lab you'll:
Plus you'll get the Builder's Manual with over 100 pages of templates, tools, and resources you can use to sustain your work both during Builder's Lab and once you return to your district.
Builder's Lab is designed for anyone who serves in an instructional leadership role including superintendents, district staff, principles, assistant principals, and instructional coaches. Anyone who wants to improve teacher instruction and help your school or district achieve your vision and goals is welcome.
Absolutely! In fact, past attendees have told us that as valuable as Builder's Lab was for them individually, it was even MORE valuable when they were able to work through the intensive with their team members. Having that dedicated time to work together during the intensive really helped them get on the same page, develop amazing plans, and get fired up and ready to hit the ground running as soon as they returned to their districts.
All we ask is that you attend the entire first day of the Builder's Lab. If you don’t agree that this is hands-down the most thorough and useful intensive you’ve ever attended for learning how to build master teachers, just return your course materials and receive a prompt refund of your entire tuition.