LTYC knows that professional development, coupled with proper resources, is a critical factor for success in the classroom. The Professional Development Team of Leaders of Tomorrow Youth Center, Inc. works with teachers and administrators to instill innovative and research-based best practices that can:
- deliver improved teacher effectiveness
- increase student achievement and engagement
- contribute to continuous academic and social success and growth
- sustain positive school culture and climate
LTYC is equipped to provide training for traditional academic settings, as well as for programs in the performing and creative arts.
Professional development workshops cover such topics as:
- Integrating the Arts in Every Classroom
- The ARTS CORE (Conservatory Model Based Instruction)
- Increasing Student Motivation
- Differentiated Instruction
- Classroom Management
- Using a Strengths-Based Approach to Boost Staff Morale
- Leading by Example
- A Solution Based Focus for Solving Problems
- Teaching the Gifted Learner
- Designing and Delivering Engaging Classroom Lessons
- Understanding and Fostering Authentic Student Engagement
- Bullying/ Cultural & Community Awareness
LTYC's Professional Development Team can also provide instructional coaching to school based staff. Instructional Coaching provides intensive, differentiated support to instructors so that they are able to implement proven practices.
Recognized by the U.S. Department of Education, Instructional Coaching is an increasingly popular approach to professional development used to support in-service learning for instructors. School-based instructional coaching is a form of job-embedded professional development for instructors and an element of school reform. LTYC's Instructional Coaches seamlessly integrate themselves into the fabric of the school.
Additionally, Instructional Coaches have a thorough knowledge of the teaching practices shared with instructors, frequently providing model lessons, observing instructors, and simplifying explanations of system-wide teaching practices, none of which is designed to supplant school personnel.