Moonshot Institute Weekend Workshops
Moonshot Institute Weekend Workshops provide hands on opportunities for educators to learn dynamic ways to inspire and reach all of their students. Workshops feature internationally renowned educators sharing strategies to improve instructional practice and meet the requirements of the 21st century classroom.
"I’m having so much fun teaching this year . . . instead of feeling like I was pulling teeth or torturing them,
it was like I had given them a gift. . . ."
Moonshot Summer Institute
The Moonshot Summer Institute is a week-long intensive teacher training designed to provide an immersive, meaningful professional development experience. Participants build units driven by big ideas and powerful essential questions, learn how to integrate the arts into learning and engage students, all while supporting rigorous standards-based instruction. Educators who attend will walk away with strategies to support the higher academic demands required of their students. For more information on Moonshot Summer Institute visit www.moonshotinstitute.info.
Ground Level Support
We continue to develop our partnership with the School District at an unprecedented level. We are co-creating what literacy professional development should look like in Indian River County within the structures of the school day and beyond. Working hand-in-hand with the district, TLA is meeting critical needs with various interventions to help struggling readers catch up to their peers.
The Moonshot Collaborative and Documentation Classroom cohort, is made up of classrooms that exemplify the Qualities of a Moonshot Classroom. These classrooms act as learning labs and are hubs of innovation where educators are able to put their professional development to practice. They are given access to extra resources, training and support. In turn, they agree to open their classrooms for observation, learning and documentation.
2016-2017 Study by Endicott College, Program Evaluation and Research Group (PERG)
Researchers from PERG studied the effects of The Learning Alliance (TLA) Professional Development on teachers' learning and practice, student engagement and learning, and school leadership and support. Key findings included transformation of teacher practice, improved literacy outcomes and increased student engagement.
Volunteer Tutors in the Classroom
In partnership with the School District of Indian River County, we train tutors to work one-on-one with our struggling readers in grades K - 3. Shown below are examples of the training that is offered to our tutors. If you are interested in becoming a classroom volunteer tutor, please contact Katie Sarbak at 877-548-7323 (READ.)
1. https://youtu.be/WFBs1mvn6H4 - Letter Naming
2. https://youtu.be/b3jck04BvFw - Letter Keyword Sound
3. https://youtu.be/8mCQNlWWxtE - Letter Formation
4. https://youtu.be/6kzYPVWuenU - Reading CVC Words
5. https://youtu.be/NKSOfafBDZ0 - Spelling CVC Words
6. https://youtu.be/_vy1QE0OucM - Practicing Trick Words