Building In-House Experts
Earn Greenbush Micro-Credentials and share your expertise with your school.
Greenbush is dedicated to providing the resources educators need to grow in their professional lives, year after year. To that end, we’ve developed a new program that aims to develop in-district leaders on a variety of hot educational topics.
Individuals participating in any of the five tracks within the “Building In-House Experts” program will attend a series of focused professional learning events leading to a Greenbush Micro-Credential. Those who earn these credentials are certified by our experts to be leaders within their districts to lead meetings or professional development events, and serve as model classrooms. All Greenbush Micro-Credentials qualify for undergraduate credit; the Teacher Leader Cadre is offered for graduate level credit.
Look below for information and registration links for each track. If you would like to know more, please reach out to Jennifer Hanni, Director of School Improvement.
Teacher Leader Cadre
Teacher Leader Cadre, or TLC, is a special cadre of teachers that meet monthly to learn strategies to hone their leadership skills. This series of professional learning is aligned to the NEA teacher leader standards. At the end of the year, teachers will have the skills and confidence to more effectively lead collaborative team meetings, professional development in your district and/ or formally or informally mentor other teachers. All participants are nominated by an administrator in their district in order to participate. *Graduate credit available through Pittsburg State University.
Participants working towards a micro-credential in project based learning will meet four times throughout the year to receive training based upon research-based PBL practices. There will also be follow-up opportunities designed to get participants back together to build a personal learning network of PBL educators to share successes and setbacks in order to further growth and provide a better understanding of the PBL process. Participants will be encouraged to become local experts on the topic with the idea of going back to their districts to provide PBL training and support to other staff members. *Undergraduate credit available through Pittsburg State University
Data Drive, High Impact Instructional Strategies
Data can inform school improvement on many levels, from whole school performance levels to whole class instruction and then to each student’s mastery of specific skills. Understanding the data and what it is telling us is key for streamlining processes in any school. Participants of this micro-credential will gain extensive knowledge of how to collect data to answer the questions to move forward, evidence-based high impact teaching strategies, and how to use data to measure its effectiveness. They will then apply this knowledge to impact student learning both in the classroom and the school. *Undergraduate credit available through Pittsburg State University
Personalized learning provides students choices on how they learn, what they learn and the pace at which they learn. In this micro-credential, participants will learn how to be sure students are able to get the instruction and direction they need, when they need it, while maintaining the autonomy to regulate their own learning. They will gain extensive knowledge of the strategies and foundations needed to establish a personalized learning environment and then apply that knowledge to impact student learning in the classroom. *Undergraduate credit available through Pittsburg State University
Building and Maintaining Positive Relationships
Positive relationships are vital in a school environment. In this micro-credential, participants will gain extensive knowledge of the the many personality and communication styles as well as how to better understand how driving core motives affect our behavior and interaction with others. They will then apply this information and other important strategies to helping improve relationships between staff, students, and the community, impacting the overall environment in the classroom and the building. *Undergraduate credit available through Pittsburg State University