2023 Facilitators Institute Registration Now Open!

Did you know? According to Rivet Education, high-quality professional learning is critical for teacher growth and development, yet less than 40 percent of teachers report that the professional learning that they receive has helped them. At the Alabama Best Practices Center, we believe that we all learn from one another and that the knowledge truly is in the room. However, effective facilitation skills are vital to unearthing this learning and capturing it in a way that all participants can access. That is why we believe in high-quality networked professional learning using defined research-proven protocols, while also honoring the partnership principles and other important tenets of adult learning.

The purpose of this professional study is to develop the knowledge and skills of educators who are interested in becoming effective facilitators of professional learning. A limited number of participants will be immersed in adult learning theory, best practices in facilitation, and troubleshooting based on audience needs. Participants will also be given the opportunity to practice their facilitation skills using designs created by the session leaders.

The cost for the two-day institute is $1500. The fee includes all learning materials, a light breakfast, snacks, lunch, and drinks for both days. Travel and lodging are not included.  Please contact Stoney Beavers ([email protected]) or Dakota Punzel ([email protected]) if you have any questions or need additional information. We hope to see you there!

Who: Anyone interested in improving their professional learning facilitation skills

What: 2023 Facilitators Institute ACLD-Approved PLU 

Where: Shelby County Instructional Services Center

  601 1st St S, Alabaster, AL 35007

When: June 28th & 29th, 2023

Why: To network with other professional developers while honing facilitation skills with ABPC 

staff and consultants Cathy Gassenheimer and Jackie Walsh

How: Register early with Dakota Punzel ([email protected]) for limited available spots