Join for this nine-month online program to...
Develop a deep understanding of Concept-Based Curriculum and Instruction so that you are able to accurately, fluently, and confidently explain the principles to others.
Practice crafting clear generalizations, or conceptual understandings, so you can confidently lead curriculum design.
Practice coaching others to write generalizations beyond your area of expertise so you can support the High School Math teacher AND the Kindergarten teacher.
Understand how to help teachers fix common curriculum design errors so you can cut through the frustration.
Practice your coaching skills so that you can offer clarity in curriculum design and unit writing.
Participate in a series of Concept-Based lessons so you can experience the power of scaffolding thinking to support understanding.
Deconstruct lessons so that you can design your own learning experiences that empower students to think conceptually.
Learn the difference between assessments of facts and skills versus assessments of conceptual understanding so you can raise the bar for students.
Use the bank of resources that we provide to create a coherent and logical presentation suited to the needs of your particular audience.
Learn from highly experienced trainers who have field-tested CBCI presentations so the structure follows a logical sequence and audiences are able to comfortably process the flow of ideas, concluding: "This makes so much sense!"
Be prepared to answer the commonly asked questions and address misconceptions with confidence, providing succinct, clear, and accurate responses.
“Catchphrases such as '21st-century learning skills', ‘conceptual understanding’ and ‘student motivation’ are floating around all over academics these days. But rarely does someone articulate and develop a clear roadmap to tackle these problems, especially at the classroom level. Lynn Erickson and Lois Lanning’s Concept-Based certification training is powerful and different, in that it not only enables us to ‘unpack’ these issues at a meta-cognitive level, but also goes further into developing practical strategies to ensure that these understandings transpire into actual classroom practice in teaching and learning.”
“The Concept-Based Curriculum Institute was full of excitement and rich discussions. Lynn, Lois and all the presenters, with their hands-on and minds-on learning engagements, kept the heads and hearts of all participants inspired. It was one of the best professional development experiences I have ever had.”
“As an experienced teacher trainer herself, Rachel understands all aspects of organizing a successful professional development course. Not only was the planning of content appropriately challenging, the breakout sessions modeled teaching and learning practices that culminated in a performance task and written assessment. The comprehensive CBCI curriculum in practice! Logistics were expertly organized, making all of the above possible. The Institute not only deepened my understanding of CBCI, but also successfully equipped me with the knowledge and skills to become a certified trainer, ready to lead others."