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At Lavinia Group, we inspire change and growth in education through deep content knowledge and innovative teaching. Our research-backed professional learning programs are proven to boost student achievement by embedding new knowledge and methods that rapidly improve math and literacy skills.

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Teaching and Learning 

At Lavinia Group, we inspire change and growth in education through deep content knowledge and innovative teaching. Our research-backed professional learning programs are proven to boost student achievement by embedding new knowledge and methods that rapidly improve math and literacy skills.

Fall 2024 Virtual Professional Learning Opportunities

Workshop Intensives

Unlock rapid skill refinement with a 4-6 hour session designed to transform instructional practice. Workshop Intensives offer immersive learning opportunities, building knowledge of innovative instructional methods and leveraging strategies that drive rapid student growth.

Professional Learning Labs

Experience dynamic and collaborative learning through interactive activities, while diving deeper into the subject matter. Explore new instructional methods, and refine skills in real-time through four one-hour sessions, spread over four weeks.

Workshop Intensives

Ideal for educators seeking flexible and convenient professional learning programs that can be accessed from any location, without compromising on engagement and collaboration.

$650 per participant

Introduction to Close Reading for MeaningGrades 2-8
Introduction to Math
Story ProblemsGrades K-8
Proven Methods for Rapidly Improving Teacher Practice
(Leader Workshop)Grades K-8
Virtual Date: 9/18/2024 
Virtual Time: 10AM-2:00PM EST 

Learn the essentials of Close Reading for Meaning - a method proven to rapidly improve student outcomes in literacy. Incorporating science of reading research, our Close Reading for Meaning approach uses genre as an inroad to support students in making meaning from text. Give students the tools to distill both the literal and deeper meaning of any text using their initial understanding as the anchor for further analysis.

Who Should Attend:

This workshop is designed for leaders and teachers who are new to the Close Reading for Meaning method. 

Virtual Date: 9/24/2024
Virtual Time: 10AM-2:00PM EST 

Learn powerful teaching methods that bring mathematical story problems to life in any classroom. During this introductory workshop, participants will learn the Math for Meaning method, an approach that has proven to rapidly increase student achievement and confidence in mathematics using contextual mathematics to provide real-world context. Using context as a gateway to comprehension, teachers and leaders gain an in-depth understanding of the structure and purpose of problem-solving math blocks, ensuring you are well-prepared to implement these strategies effectively in teaching practice.

Who Should Attend:

This workshop is designed for teachers and leaders who are new to the Lavinia Group Story Problems method. Participants will be broken out by grade band to ensure content is practical and highly relevant. 

Virtual Date: 10/29/2024
Virtual Time: 10AM-2:00PM EST

Achieving excellent student outcomes starts with strong leadership. This workshop is for leaders with a deep commitment to meeting end-of-year goals by prioritizing authentic teaching and learning experiences. Learn how to effectively set an instructional vision, monitor progress, and achieve results across your grade level or school. With a specific focus on meeting end-of-year benchmarks participants will engage in guided development of an instructional management plan, tailored to your current data and the unique needs of your school. 

Who Should Attend:

This workshop is designed for leaders seeking effective methods and structures for rapidly improving teacher practice in their buildings.

Professional Learning Labs

Lavinia Group's Professional Learning Labs offer organizations a series of continued learning experiences around high-impact topics. Each series provides a seamless virtual experience, connecting participants to cutting-edge topics in education through four one-hour sessions. Dive into a new session each week for four weeks and stay at the forefront of educational innovation. 

$475 per participant

New Teacher Series: Building a Positive Classroom CultureGrades K-8
Science of Reading Learning SeriesGrades K-3 
Math Content SeriesGrades K-2, 3-5, 6-8  
Leader Learning Lab SeriesGrades K-8 
Grades K-2Grades K-2
Virtual Date: 9/12, 9/19, 9/26, 10/3 
Virtual Time: 11AM-12:00PM EST  

Each workshop in the series is designed to provide new teachers with practical tools, resources, and guidance to effectively build a positive classroom culture, create a supportive learning environment, and enhance student engagement and achievement.

Topics include:

  • How to develop a vision for creating a classroom culture that supports student learning
    How to leverage classroom structures to support student learning and belonging
    Targeted and practical resources to immediately support classroom structure and routines 
Who Should Attend:

New K–5 teachers seeking classroom management & instruction advice.

Virtual Date: 10/9, 11/12, 11/19, 12/3 
Virtual Time: 11AM-12:00PM EST 

Lavinia Group’s SoR Learning Series features four 1-hour educator sessions designed to enhance foundational literacy in elementary grades through targeted professional development for educators. By participating in this series, you will have the opportunity to engage in high-quality professional learning that focuses on systematic and explicit teaching of reading across grade levels K-3, effective instructional tools, and the design of school and classroom structures to support instructional systems.

Who Should Attend:

Foundational literacy teachers seeking to improve their explicit teaching of reading. 

Virtual Date: 10/11, 10/18, 10/25, 11/1 
Virtual Time: 11AM-12:00PM EST 

Lavinia Group Math Content Clinic Series features four 1-hour educator sessions designed to provide professional development for leaders and teachers in Grades K-5 to deepen their content expertise in key mathematical standards. These sessions will be differentiated by grade bands and will include opportunities for leaders and teachers to engage in mathematics as an adult learner and then explore how students learn to make sense of these key mathematical ideas.


K-2 Sessions 

  • Session 1: Introduction to Fundamentals of Counting 
  • Session 2: Unpacking Key Mathematical Ideas - Base Ten Development  
  • Session 3: Unpacking Key Mathematical Ideas - Addition Strategies Using Math for Meaning: Story Problems™ 
  • Session 4: Unpacking Key Mathematical Ideas - Subtraction Strategies Using Math for Meaning: Story Problems™ 

3-5 Sessions 

  • Session 1: Unpacking Key Mathematical Ideas - Multiplication Strategies  
  • Session 2: Unpacking Key Mathematical Ideas - Division Strategies  
  • Session 3: Unpacking Key Mathematical Ideas: Place Value and Decimal Development in Grades 3-5 
  • Session 4: Unpacking Key Mathematical Ideas: Fractions 
Who Should Attend:

Leaders and teachers seeking to deepen their content expertise in key math instruction. 

Virtual Date: 9/12, 9/19, 9/26, 10/3 
Virtual Time: 11AM-12:00PM EST 

Developing confident, proficient readers and mathematicians starts with instructional leadership. During this series, participants learn methods and best practices for rapid skill advancement in instruction, ensuring high-quality teaching and successful student outcomes across classrooms, grade levels, and schools. Participants will learn Lavinia Group's proven instructional leadership and management methods, and craft plans they can put into action right away. This series aims to empower school leaders with the knowledge and skills necessary to lead their schools towards educational excellence.

Who Should Attend:

Leaders seeking to fortify their strategies for running a successful school. 

Workshop Intensives

Ideal for educators seeking flexible and convenient professional learning programs that can be accessed from any location, without compromising on engagement and collaboration.

$650 per participant

Introduction to Close Reading for Meaning Grades 2-8
Virtual Date: 9/18/2024 
Virtual Time: 10AM-2:00PM EST 

Learn the essentials of Close Reading for Meaning - a method proven to rapidly improve student outcomes in literacy. Incorporating science of reading research, our Close Reading for Meaning approach uses genre as an inroad to support students in making meaning from text. Give students the tools to distill both the literal and deeper meaning of any text using their initial understanding as the anchor for further analysis.

Who Should Attend:

This workshop is designed for leaders and teachers who are new to the Close Reading for Meaning method. 

Introduction to Math
Story Problems Grades K-8
Virtual Date: 9/24/2024
Virtual Time: 10AM-2:00PM EST 

Learn powerful teaching methods that bring mathematical story problems to life in any classroom. During this introductory workshop, participants will learn the Math for Meaning method, an approach that has proven to rapidly increase student achievement and confidence in mathematics using contextual mathematics to provide real-world context. Using context as a gateway to comprehension, teachers and leaders gain an in-depth understanding of the structure and purpose of problem-solving math blocks, ensuring you are well-prepared to implement these strategies effectively in teaching practice.

Who Should Attend:

This workshop is designed for teachers and leaders who are new to the Lavinia Group Story Problems method. Participants will be broken out by grade band to ensure content is practical and highly relevant. 

Proven Methods for Rapidly Improving Teacher Practice
(Leader Workshop) Grades K-8
Virtual Date: 10/29/2024
Virtual Time: 10AM-2:00PM EST

Achieving excellent student outcomes starts with strong leadership. This workshop is for leaders with a deep commitment to meeting end-of-year goals by prioritizing authentic teaching and learning experiences. Learn how to effectively set an instructional vision, monitor progress, and achieve results across your grade level or school. With a specific focus on meeting end-of-year benchmarks participants will engage in guided development of an instructional management plan, tailored to your current data and the unique needs of your school. 

Who Should Attend:

This workshop is designed for leaders seeking effective methods and structures for rapidly improving teacher practice in their buildings.

Professional Learning Labs

Lavinia Group's Professional Learning Labs offer organizations a series of continued learning experiences around high-impact topics. Each series provides a seamless virtual experience, connecting participants to cutting-edge topics in education through four one-hour sessions. Dive into a new session each week for four weeks and stay at the forefront of educational innovation. 

$475 per participant

New Teacher Series: Building a Positive Classroom Culture Grades K-8
Virtual Date: 9/12, 9/19, 9/26, 10/3 
Virtual Time: 11AM-12:00PM EST  

Each workshop in the series is designed to provide new teachers with practical tools, resources, and guidance to effectively build a positive classroom culture, create a supportive learning environment, and enhance student engagement and achievement.

Topics include:

  • How to develop a vision for creating a classroom culture that supports student learning
    How to leverage classroom structures to support student learning and belonging
    Targeted and practical resources to immediately support classroom structure and routines 
Who Should Attend:

New K–5 teachers seeking classroom management & instruction advice.

Science of Reading Learning Series Grades K-3 
Virtual Date: 10/9, 11/12, 11/19, 12/3 
Virtual Time: 11AM-12:00PM EST 

Lavinia Group’s SoR Learning Series features four 1-hour educator sessions designed to enhance foundational literacy in elementary grades through targeted professional development for educators. By participating in this series, you will have the opportunity to engage in high-quality professional learning that focuses on systematic and explicit teaching of reading across grade levels K-3, effective instructional tools, and the design of school and classroom structures to support instructional systems.

Who Should Attend:

Foundational literacy teachers seeking to improve their explicit teaching of reading. 

Math Content Series Grades K-2, 3-5, 6-8  
Virtual Date: 10/11, 10/18, 10/25, 11/1 
Virtual Time: 11AM-12:00PM EST 

Lavinia Group Math Content Clinic Series features four 1-hour educator sessions designed to provide professional development for leaders and teachers in Grades K-5 to deepen their content expertise in key mathematical standards. These sessions will be differentiated by grade bands and will include opportunities for leaders and teachers to engage in mathematics as an adult learner and then explore how students learn to make sense of these key mathematical ideas.


K-2 Sessions 

  • Session 1: Introduction to Fundamentals of Counting 
  • Session 2: Unpacking Key Mathematical Ideas - Base Ten Development  
  • Session 3: Unpacking Key Mathematical Ideas - Addition Strategies Using Math for Meaning: Story Problems™ 
  • Session 4: Unpacking Key Mathematical Ideas - Subtraction Strategies Using Math for Meaning: Story Problems™ 

3-5 Sessions 

  • Session 1: Unpacking Key Mathematical Ideas - Multiplication Strategies  
  • Session 2: Unpacking Key Mathematical Ideas - Division Strategies  
  • Session 3: Unpacking Key Mathematical Ideas: Place Value and Decimal Development in Grades 3-5 
  • Session 4: Unpacking Key Mathematical Ideas: Fractions 
Who Should Attend:

Leaders and teachers seeking to deepen their content expertise in key math instruction. 

Leader Learning Lab Series Grades K-8 
Virtual Date: 9/12, 9/19, 9/26, 10/3 
Virtual Time: 11AM-12:00PM EST 

Developing confident, proficient readers and mathematicians starts with instructional leadership. During this series, participants learn methods and best practices for rapid skill advancement in instruction, ensuring high-quality teaching and successful student outcomes across classrooms, grade levels, and schools. Participants will learn Lavinia Group's proven instructional leadership and management methods, and craft plans they can put into action right away. This series aims to empower school leaders with the knowledge and skills necessary to lead their schools towards educational excellence.

Who Should Attend:

Leaders seeking to fortify their strategies for running a successful school. 

Grades K-2 Grades K-2
Fall 2024 Virtual Professional Learning Opportunities
95%
of participants

agreed Lavinia Group professional learning sessions are engaging and interactive.

91%
of participants

in over 100 Lavinia Group sessions said they would attend a Lavinia Group training again.

92%
of participants

agree their classroom or school will improve from methods learned in these sessions.

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