Everyone talks about rigor but do you really know what it means, what it looks like, or how to implement it in your school?
- Do you really know what rigor means and what it looks like?
- Do your teachers struggle to plan rigorous lessons and units?
- Are your students falling behind with new, more rigorous standards?
- Do you worry that your school is not ready to implement rigorous standards?
- Do you worry that your school is not ready for more rigorous testing?
We hear you. So many of the teachers we have served have had the same concerns. They too struggle with new rigorous standards and worry that their students aren’t ready to for new rigorous assessments.
If only you had a blueprint...
What if you could give your teachers a blueprint to rigor that helped them know exactly how to build and deliver rigorous lessons without killing themselves or their students? Our Rigor Blueprint provides a simple 5-step process that makes rigorous planning finally make sense.
What will teachers learn?
No recreating the wheel here. You'll get everything laid out so all you need to do is plug-and-play into your own curriculum. With the Rigor Blueprint, you'll be able to start using these strategies right away.
- Day One: What is Rigor? You’ll get our easy definition for rigor and learn how to immediately apply it to your own teaching. And, we’ll break rigor down into the four essential steps so you’ll know exactly how to build rigorous thinking for your students.
- Day Two: Rigorous Unit Planning? Now that you know what rigor is, you’ll learn our easy system for planning an entire unit based on the standards. You’ll get the secret to quickly and easily unpacking your standards and use our Rigor Blueprint to plan a rigorous unit using your own materials. You’ll walk out with 2 complete unit plans you can use immediately for your own students.
- Day Three: Planning Rigorous Assessments Once you’ve mapped out your rigorous unit plan, you are ready to create formative and summative assessments. You’ll finish the day with all the formative and summative assessments you need for each unit you've planned and they will all be aligned with your state tests to help you reach your rigorous objectives.
- Day Four: Planning Rigorous Lessons Now you are ready to craft your individual lesson plans. You’ll spend the day creating learning experiences that move students from acquisition, application, assimilation, and adaptation. By the end of this session, you’ll have days of daily lesson plans created using your own lesson planning format.
Hands down the Rigor Workshop Series will provide teachers with the easiest way to plan and teach rigorous units you’ve ever encountered. Teachers using these strategies routinely report that they can plan a unit from start to finish in about 30-40 minutes. And, they tell us over and over how much they LOVE teaching this way.
You can book this series for 4 consecutive days or 4 days throughout the school year.
Which Workshop is Right for Me?
We recommend that you order the entire series. It’s the best way to fully develop a rigorous instructional program. But, you can also select just one day of the series to get your team started. You won’t get the full benefit of the program but you will get valuable tools and strategies you can immediately apply in your school.
How do I order?
Ready to schedule one or more of the Rigor Workshop Series at your school? You’re just steps away. Start by clicking here and following our simple 3 step process.
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