Ongoing professional development is provided for educators to increase knowledge, build self-efficacy in teaching intrapersonal and interpersonal skills, determine authentic classroom applications, create schoolwide consistency, and sustain instructional practices. Numerous live and asynchronous modules, in-services, webinars, and workshops are available with customization for individual contexts. These are organized under the following professional learning goals.
Increase my own understanding of the Competency Framework
- Complete an online self-study module in self-regulation, self-efficacy, assertiveness, or conflict management (earn 9 CEUs per module).
- Attend competency-specific real-time professional learning sessions
- Watch the one-hour prerecorded overview webinar with guided notes, examples, and discussion questions. Download the guided notes and review in advance.
- Read the book Teaching Self-Regulation: 75 Instructional Activities to Foster Independent, Proactive Students (Gaumer Erickson & Noonan, 2022)—detailed instructional activities designed for middle and high school students.
- Read the book The Skills That Matter: Teaching Interpersonal and Intrapersonal Competencies in Any Classroom (Noonan & Gaumer Erickson, 2018)—an exploration of five competencies with classroom-specific and schoolwide examples.
- Participate in competency-specific online courses—6-week, online, facilitated learning and application experience with support from peers and instructor (earn 18 CEUs and optional 1 graduate credit per course). Enrolled participants can log into the courses.
Determine which competencies are most needed for our students
- Create an account to launch the Competency Framework online Student Assessments—including a needs assessment, questionnaires, knowledge tests, and observations. Summary data of strengths and areas for growth are automatically provided to the student and educator.
- Conduct a competency-specific Performance-Based Observation for each of your students—technical guides provide directions for educators to rate students’ competency-specific behaviors on a 4-point scale across time or in specific situations.
Implement competency instruction in my classroom or role
- Purchase, study, and teach competency-specific curricula with accompanying measures.
- Purchase, study, and implement Teaching Self-Regulation: 75 Instructional Activities to Foster Independent, Proactive Students (Gaumer Erickson & Noonan, 2022).
- Participate in schoolwide or districtwide professional development series with team coaching provided by a Recognized Trainer. Contact us for more information (earn 12 CEUs).
- Participate in competency-specific courses—6-week, online, facilitated learning and application experience with support from peers and instructor (earn 18 CEUs and optional 1 graduate credit per course).
- Create an account to launch the competency-specific Questionnaire & Knowledge Test as a pre/post-assessment; conduct the Performance-Based Observation three times per year.
Implement competency instruction at Tier 1 (schoolwide) in my school or district
- Participate in leadership discussion of schoolwide needs, methods for measuring social-emotional growth, and professional development options with Competency Framework developers. Contact us for more information.
- Participate in schoolwide or districtwide virtual professional development series with team coaching provided by a Recognized Trainer. Contact us for more information (earn 12 CEUs).
- Participate in onsite or online sustainability coaching; options determined through leadership discussions.
Become a recognized College and Career Competency Framework trainer
- Complete either an online competency-specific course or competency-specific school/district training.
- Participate in a rigorous trainer professional learning and recognition process with Competency Framework developers. Contact us for more information.