Step 4: Summer School by Lindamood-Bell®
Lindamood-Bell® consultants oversee participating teachers instruct nominated children from their own schools in four or six hour - daily summer sessions, with the intention of having 60-90 hours of instruction for each student.
Through these sessions, teachers will receive additional professional development under the guidance of a Lindamood-Bell® consultant in the programme steps, practice sessions, coaching, feedback and professional goal setting.
To further develop sustainability, the participation of previous year’s teachers is critical, developing them as local instructional leaders by moving through the ongoing phases of accreditation.
Step 5: On Cloud Nine® Workshop & Kits (Maths)
Our On Cloud Nine® (OCN) workshop trains teachers in helping students image and verbalise the concepts and processes of mathematics. OCN students learn to develop both numeral and concept imagery for numbers and number operations, integrating imagery with language to improve computation and problem solving.
Teachers are taught the techniques of the programme through discussion, demonstration, video, reading, and supervised practice. On completion of the workshop, each teacher receives a complete On Cloud Nine® Kit for their school.
Step 6: School Year Job-Embedded Instructional Leadership
Development & Monitoring
Continuing into the school year, we provide ongoing onsite support to ensure that newly developed methodologies are effectively transferred into the classroom.
School year job-embedded professional development allows for trained teachers to continue through the phases of accreditation towards becoming instructional leaders. Our primary focus at this phase is to mentor and refine instructional language, delivery and implementation, goal setting and lesson planning using formative and summative assessments and finally, coaching teachers into becoming mentors who can effectively train colleagues and share strategies.
The secondary focus at this phase is to train teachers in the effective use of the year round monitoring tools, ensuring that they are keeping accurate and comprehensive records of their students progress using the bespoke online portal.