We recognized that unless an educational strategy can be tied to research, and used as a scaffold to help students solve complex problems, it may not have applicability in today’s classroom.
Phoenix, Arizona (PRWEB) October 23, 2012
Educational Training Specialists, an industry leader in teacher training and consulting, announces its alignment to the College and Career Readiness Standards of the Common Core. Each program and teaching method provided at ETS has now been updated and revised in an effort to show support for, and integration with, the Common Core.
“Making the decision to align with the Common Core was a natural process for us,” said company Founder and President, Anne Swigard. “We recognized that unless an educational strategy can be tied to research, and can serve as a scaffold to help students solve complex problems, it may not have applicability in today’s classroom. Rigor, student engagement through collaboration, and employing higher order thinking skills are the 21st century keys to student achievement.”
The Common Core State Standards Initiative is widely recognized as one of the most significant reforms in recent educational history. By merging mutual interests of parents, teachers, students and community leaders, it has become the accepted standard of learning to ensure the highest quality and consistent education path regardless of school or state location. These standards have been adopted in 45 states and 3 countries according to the CoreStandards.org.
Educational Training Specialists, whose workshops have garnered more than 1,000 testimonials from educators and administrators, offers training on dozens of topics, including:
-Working effectively with English Language Learners
-Increasing Student Engagement
-Teaching Academic Vocabulary
-Managing Challenging Behaviors
-6 Trait Writing
-Understanding the Common Core State Standards
Educational Training Specialists was founded on the principles of ensuring teachers had the proper training, skills, techniques and strategies so as to deliver the highest quality staff development to its school and district clients. Many of their training sessions are integrated and thematically-based, which mirrors the direction of the Common Core. According to Swigard, “Students best learn while immersed in content. Now teachers are being challenged to bring literature to the content, as opposed to the other way around. We have taught and trained in this manner for more than 15 years.” She explains, “It’s a very exciting time in education where learning will now be achieved through real-world scenarios that involve analysis, synthesis and evaluation – higher order problem solving.”
Teacher training and consulting is available through http://www.training4teachers.com. Staff development courses are offered nationwide. Teachers interested in developing skills via workshop can select from available dates offered on the website and hosted in Arizona year round. For more information, please contact Anne Swigard at 800-279-7135.
About Educational Training Specialists
Educational Training Specialists serve as the industry leader in research-proven staff development, teacher training workshops, and continuing education for teachers in the United States. Since its inception in 2000, ETC has been providing the gold standard in expert consulting through knowledge, experience and research in the most effective teaching strategies and techniques. Founded by Anne Swigard, ETC offers hands on training and consulting for all teachers committed to enhancing their skills and providing the optimal learning environment for their students.