Myths About PD
MYTH 1: Too expensive
For the same price you would pay for one day of monotonous unconnected professional development, you can trust ViableEd to provide you with professional development that is specific to your teacher’s and student’s needs. Our training also includes three days of consultative and coaching services. Follow-up services provide teachers with resources they can use indefinitely. This one time investment yields endless results. How much is professional development and job embedded coaching worth to you?
MYTH 2: Waste of time
All of our professional development is comprehensive and is closely aligned to the data that relates to your school. We take time to establish clear defined outcomes prior to each session. Participants will walk away with tools and resources that can be implemented immediately. We also provide follow up coaching and collaboration to ensure that what is learned in PD is utilized effectively in your school.
MYTH 3: Too busy for PD
Our trainings are customizable to meet your school calendar and schedule. We will work closely with you to determine what works best for you and your staff. Whether that means multiple sessions during planning periods, a full group training or a virtual session our goal is to provide quality services with minimum interruptions to your school day.
MYTH 4: Training does not apply to “my students” or “my content area”
We integrate best practices into all of our training. Our professional development is rooted in research that incorporates the needs of all learners and addresses strategies that can be used in all content areas.
MYTH 5: Not relevant
This is not a one-size-fits-all plan. I’ll work with you to look at current data to create a curriculum or training specifically designed to meet your school’s needs and address their unique challenges.
MYTH 6: Won’t help test scores
Research shows that instruction that meets the needs of all learners yields academic success. Furthermore, quality instruction is developed, maintained and enhanced through job embedded professional development. To that end, we offer a variety of consultative and coaching supports to help teachers develop the skills they need in order to meet the needs of their students.