Professional/Staff Development Trainers and Speakers
Public school educators employed in the state of Texas are required to fulfill a minimum number of CPE training clock hours from an approved CPE provider in order to renew their standard educator certificate every five years. Many private and pre-school educators are required to fulfill a minimum number of CPE training clock hours from an approved CPE provider in order to maintain/renew local, state, and national requirements and accreditations. Focused Ed, LLC allows educators in any role to obtain CPE training online and meets all of the provider documentation and reporting requirements of the Texas Administrative Code (TAC) Rule §232.872. The approvals and registration with the TEA and SBEC ensure that activities offered for CPE credit support the professional growth of educators in the knowledge and skills necessary to improve student achievement in Texas public schools. Only CPE activities from approved registered providers, such as Focused Ed, LLC, will be recognized for certificate renewals. **Focused Ed, LLC can be found on TEA's CPE Provider Registry!**
Focused Ed, LLC offers trainings on dozens of topics. Some of our most popular are listed below!
Please do not hesitate to contact us with your training needs!
* Guided Math in the Elementary Classroom
As our country strives to excel in the area of math performance, our math instruction must excel as well. Fostering an environment conducive to differentiation for all students is a MUST in today's educational setting. This training walks educators through the benefits of Guided Math and how to establish this in your classroom. Focused Ed will not only provide the training, but can provide follow-up assistance, feedback, and "check-in's" to ensure successful implementation of this program! Ideal for grades K-5.
* First Year Teacher Training
This training is like SPANX for new teachers...it provides the much needed and necessary SUPPORT to allow new teachers a successful start in their career! Focused Ed will provide targeted training for educators new to the profession (i.e. time-management, parent communication, collaboration, classroom-management, etc.) Focused Ed, can also provide follow-up trainings, meetings, and "check-ins" throughout the school-year as needed. Ideal for educators in grades K-12.
* Have your Cake and Eat it Too
Trying to use 5 reading programs every day? Trying to make sure you meet the needs of ALL students by using every reading program you, your colleagues, and your administrators have heard of? This training shows practical and applicable ways to incorporate the best practices of popular reading programs into 1 concise and easily-managed reading program in your classroom. Focused Ed can also provide follow-up trainings, meetings, and "checks-ins" throughout the school-year as needed. Ideal for grades K-5.
* Formative & Summative Assessment Design
Common Assessments...Performance Assessments...Project Based Learning Assessments...Pre-Assessments...Post-Assessments...SO MANY ASSESSMENTS! Allow Focused Ed to present to you a training on the design and implementation of Formative and Summative Assessments to be utilized before, during, and upon completion of learning. Ideal for grades K-12.
* Data Binders/Notebooks - Includes information on student goal setting!
When students monitor their own progress and growth the benefits are exponential. When parents are made to be a part of this process...even better! When educators are able to keep data in ONE place...that's a dream! Let's make these things happen! One of the best and most inclusive ways in which to allow students to track their progress is through Data Binders/Notebooks. Focused Ed trainers will speak on the benefits of this practice as well as the most practical ways in which to establish and implement a succesful use of Data Binders/Notebook in your classroom. Ideal for grades K-8.
* Literature Circles
What better way to engage students in the process of becoming 21st century readers (writers, philosophizers, and analyzers) than to implement LIterature Circles/Book Clubs into the classroom! This is not a "trend" in education as it has been used in classrooms for decades, however it sometimes loses its important role in an engaging reading program. Focused Ed will also be available for follow-up trainings, meetings, and "check-ins" throughout the school-year as needed. Ideal for grades 2-5.
* 30 Great Opening and Closing Activities
Exit Tickets, Block Builders, Creative Cubes, Question Boards, Question Hats, and more! This training includes a variety of ways in which an educator can evoke interest in a lesson and allow for studens to interact with the learning through "in-the-door" activites and "out-the-door" activities! You will see a spike in engagement simply by implementing these easy-to-use ideas! Ideal for grades K-12.
* Game Based Learning
When did learning stop being fun? Has it really stopped being fun? One of the most important benefits of being involved in games of any sort is that you are forced to problem solve, learn procedures, and strategize. All of these concepts are key focal points to a successful education! This training shows educators ways in which to incorporate a variety of games into their teaching so that students engagement and metacognitive thinking grows! Come learn how Vocabulary Twister, Kaboom, Trashket-Ball, and more can increase not only the fun in your classroom, but the performance of students as well! Ideal for grades K-12.
* Technology in the Classroom
Students of all ages seem to know more about technology than the adults who interact with them on a daily basis. Schools should be utilizing available technology in new ways to reach the students we have sitting in our classrooms. Need training on how to utilize iPads in the classroom? Need a training on implementing QR codes in your classroom or campus? Want to implement an iPod "listeninng" station in your room? Do you want your students using their phones for research and assessments instead of texting and snap-chat? Could you reach families and campus's across the world through Twitter and Educational Blogging? Focused Ed will format this training to meet the needs of the client in order to help you establish a useful technology program in your classroom, campus, or district!
As most can attest, no curriculum "program" is complete! Therefore, we would love to assist you in supplementing your curriculum as well as assisting you in the pacing and planning of your curriculum. This service is offered on an individual or group basis including public schools, private schools, charter schools, Texas home school parents, home school groups, child-care facilities, and more.
Speakers - For Educational Conferences and School Districts
We at Focused Ed, LLC have experience with public speaking and...shhh, WE LIKE IT! We would love to speak at your upcoming meeting, conference, training, or Webinar! Because of our passion for education and those who choose to make a career in this field, we feel compelled to do what we can to encourage, motivate, and disperse information to educators! Contact us today to see how we can be of assitance in speaking to your faculty and staff, organization members, or conference attendees!