What to Expect
What is the schedule?
Most workshops and institutes begin at 8:00 a.m. and end at 3:30 p.m. Week-long institutes end at 12:30 p.m. on Friday. After you register, you will receive a confirmation email with more detailed information about the schedule for your particular course. Click here to see a sample of a typical week-long daily schedule.
Do I need to bring a lunch?
We provide lunch on the 3:30 dismissal days: Monday–Thursday (Friday is a ½-day). A varied selection of food will be available. If you have any specific dietary needs, including vegetarian, please let us know as soon as you register so that we may accommodate you. If you think the lunch we provide might not work for you, you may choose to bring your own.
Morning refreshments will be available every day.
What else should I bring?
Dress comfortably since you will be active throughout the week. Plan for warm weather and for air conditioning. You may wish to bring: your own bottle of water, a camera to take photos of informational charts, and/or a seat cushion for your chair.
Who will teach my course?
Your presenter will be an experienced classroom teacher who is familiar with the grade level you teach. S/he has completed a rigorous certification program that includes learning to implement Responsive Classroom masterfully in a classroom setting and learning to teach Responsive Classroom principles and practices to adults.
Who will be in my group?
You'll spend most of your day with a group of teachers who teach similar grades. This means the classroom situations you discuss and the sample strategies you learn will be geared for the grade you teach. You'll have a chance to tell us which grade-level you want to be assigned to when you register.
How many credit hours will I receive?
A 6-hour certificate of attendance is awarded to one-day workshop participants.
A 30-hour certificate of attendance is awarded to week-long institute participants. You must attend all 30 hours of the week in order to receive the certificate and to count the institute as a prerequisite for further training. In addition, institute participants can earn graduate-level professional development credit (2-credit and 3-credit options) through Brandman University. Learn more about credit options through Brandman University.
If you have questions or need more information, please call 800-360-6332, ext. 130 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.