Model Classrooms Project© Training & Coaching Services

The Model Classrooms Project is an instructional delivery model in which teaching strategies are organized into six categories for the purpose of increasing success rates of all students. The focus of the Model Classrooms Project is instructional alignment where a high percentage of teachers on a campus use similar, complimentary instructional strategies.

MCP Overview: An MCP overview takes place over one or two days. Participants learn the basics regarding MCP's categories of instructional strategies, discuss techniques as they are modeled, role play, and participate in hands-on experiences that strengthen understanding of MCP. Our goal is for participants to identify and plan to implement strategies they believe will improve their students’ success.

MCP Instructional Leadership Training can occur as a precursor to teacher training in order to get instructional leaders "up and running,” or it can take place as a follow up to teacher training as a means of solidifying campus wide instructional goals & strategies for MCP implementation. Either way, it is strongly recommended that building administrators participate in initial MCP teacher training.

Online Professional Development

Enrollment in Curriculum Project Online Professional Development provides 24/7 access to more than 30 videos covering every aspect of the Model Classrooms Project.  Teachers can access modules at will; instructional coaches can assign specific lessons a teacher may need review of; campuses can establish agency wide goals using videos to define strategies and techniques.

Our Online video programs provide instructional leaders with a concrete tool to offer teachers needing support. As observations are done, and feedback is provided, specific techniques for refinement of classroom skills can be offered to the teacher as a tool for professional growth.  It is an ideal way to learn, refresh and reinforce MCP concepts.  As an ongoing means of job embedded professional learning there is nothing more cost effective!

MCP Video Academy is used in small study groups, PLCs, etc. as well as by individuals for their own learning. Users can move within the MCP Categories to view videos in any order.  There are not set requirements for completion of the many activities that are interspersed within the videos so teachers can establish goals and seek out the content needed to achieve them.

eClassroom is designed for individual use. Users work through structured modules and courses, pass performance based requirements and eventually earn Model Classrooms Project certification. It is a Learning Management System that tracks activities, quizzes and completion of tasks as an individual progresses toward a “Graduation Checkpoint.” Reports per campus, grade level or subject area can be generated.

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MCP Coaching

MCP Instructional Coaching: A Curriculum Project consultant observes one teacher per class period throughout the day. Anecdotal coaching notes on the instructional strategies used by each teacher with a focus on the six MCP categories are recorded.  At the end of the day each observed teacher, one or more campus instructional leaders and our consultant debrief. Teachers choose to share the written feedback they’ve been provided with, or just join in the overall discussion.

MCP Leadership Coaching: Leadership coaching involves a small group of campus or district administrators participating in the coaching process with our consultant by observing and recording feedback on teachers. This group then reviews their own notes compared with our consultants to measure fidelity and to refine their focus in observations.

MCP Implementation & Follow-up

Teacher Study Groups: We encourage small group learning and support in the use of MCP strategies. Grade level and subject area PLCs work on concrete instructional strategies to share work load, design consistency into the classroom, manage behavioral expectations, etc.  Our consultants can meet with small groups during their common planning time to address a specific topical need, or to help identify common issues and or tasks that can be shared.

Instructional Leadership Collaboratives: Instructional leaders from several different smaller districts or many campuses in a large district, are brought together to discuss, collaborate and learn from one another. The focus is implementation of Model Classrooms Project strategies, and the common language is provided through our online professional development programs (MCP Video Academy & eClassroom). Most effective when there is evidence of strong administrative support, these groups meet 5 – 6 times over the course of the school year. Meetings can be two hour blocks for different groups through the day, half day blocks, or other. Participants are expected to complete activities, view videos and interact as instructional leaders on their campuses between meetings. Content of each meeting is dependent on the group experience, make-up and needs.

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