Training

 
  1. Educational
  2. Human Resources
  3. Professional Development
Education Training training
Since 2003, TLC has been a prominent provider of executive staff development, continuing education, coaching, mentoring, and consulting in South Texas. We are also a leading private provider of teacher staff training for the Houston Independent School District.
 
We know your time and resources are valuable. That’s why we offer dynamic training that imparts immediately applicable information and strategies. From the classroom to the boardroom, TLC can provide your organization with training and leadership solutions. 
 

HUMAN RESOURCES SERVICES

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Human Resource Management is the organizational function that deals with issues related to people such as compensation, hiring, performance management, organization development, safety, wellness, benefits, employee motivation, communication, administration, and training. 

 

Bottom line...

Designing management systems to ensure that human talent is used effectively and efficiently to accomplish organizational goals.

The key critical areas in HR:

  • Managing Talent

  • Leadership Development

  • Employee Engagement

  • Strategic Workforce Planning

Traditional functions under the HR umbrella:

Professional Development

59696 School improvement efforts over the last few decades require teachers not only to study, implement, and assess learner outcomes outlined in local, state, and national educational standards but also to provide meaningful, engaged learning (cognitively, socially, and culturally) for a very diverse student population.

Teachers are expected to understand emerging standards--such as those in math and science--and views of learning, and to change their roles and practice accordingly. Teachers who were prepared for their profession prior to the reform movement may not be prepared for these new practices and roles. In working toward change, teachers need to be continually supported with professional development. Teaching is a complex task, and substantial time will be required for teachers and other educators to test out new ideas, assess their effects, adjust their strategies and approaches, and assess again in an effort to reach all students and make learning meaningful.

The TLC Professional Development Program ventures beyond the term training with its implications of learning skills, and encompasses a definition that includes formal and informal means of helping teachers not only learn new skills but also develop new insights into their current practice, and explore new or advanced understandings of content and resources. TLC’s programs includes support for teachers as they encounter the challenges that come with putting into practice their evolving understandings about the use of classroom practice and technology to support inquiry-based learning.


TLC supports organizations and institutions through the following methods:

  • Defining best practices in education from the student and educators perspective

  • Defining essential factors by performing a SWOT (Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities, and Threats)

  • Developing a mission statement, and vision for each organization

  • Identifying technological resources that enhance teaching and learning

  • Creating workshops to train administrators and teachers

  • Delivering evaluations and assessment results

Professional Development Workshops

TLC is committed to providing a range of professional development workshops to aid in the development of educators into local experts in specific instructional and leadership practices. Professional development workshops include the following topics:

  • Strategic Curriculum Development and Assessment

This workshop will examine the process of planning, incorporating standards into the curriculum, and designing appropriate assessment tools.  Teachers will identify the importance of advanced planning, learn to set achievable goals, and identify resources to implement their plans.  In order to align curriculum, assessment, and instruction, teachers will examine the goals and standards set forth.

  • Maximizing Student Achievement through Classroom Management

This workshop will provide teachers with a variety of resources and strategies to help manage their classrooms.  The focus will be on both effective prevention as well as intervention approaches.  Well-managed classrooms where students know what is expected of them along with stimulating and accessible materials will be discussed throughout the course. Determining which teaching methods are appropriate to the students' learning styles and needs will be examined.  Components of effective teaching, including time management, consistency, and motivation, will also be discussed.

TEACHING METHODS FOR DIVERSE LEARNERS:

this course will focus on the concept that everyone learns differently, and that the way a teacher learns affects how he or she teaches.  Educators will learn differentiated instructional strategies to reach diverse learners, many of whom may not succeed using only traditional teaching methods.  Participants will identify various learning styles and intelligences and create lessons that match.  This course will focus on students who need alternative teaching strategies to gain success, as well as on those students who are successful but still have untapped potential.

 

TEACHING POSITIVE SOCIAL SKILLS TO STUDENTS: 

this course will examine the social traits and skills needed by students in order to become productive members of society.  Students who drop out of school and workers who do not succeed in the workplace have noted their lack of social competency as a primary reason for their failure.  Topics in the social skills curriculum include responsibility, respect, cooperation, citizenship, compassion, perseverance, peer relationships, goal setting, accepting differences, and dealing with bullies.  Through readings and online discussion, participants explore social skills, as well as learn and share strategies and best practices for enabling students to internalize these skills and apply them in their interactions with others.  Positive social skills developed will result in a more conscientious work ethic, increased productivity, and improved student learning.

Extended Professional Development Services

TLC is committed to providing extended services to schools and organizations. The extended services often further enhance the workshops and courses. Professional development services include the following:

 

  • Bilingual Workshop Delivery

All workshops will be presented in English and Spanish by certified language consultants. If there is a need for bilingual delivery, TLC is able to accommodate the request upon notice.

  • Professional Development Coaching

TLC Professional Development Coaches can support experienced teachers, leaders, and administrators throughout the year in learning how to lead effective school-based learning. The work of these coaches focuses on sustainability of instructional and leadership practices to ensure local capacity building. Coaches are also available to conduct professional development audits to assure that professional development plans are aligned with school improvement plans.

  • Professional Development Planning and Evaluation

TLC Professional Development staff and Professional Development Coaches work with district, school, regional, or state leaders to develop a professional development plan focused on capacity building and including the five levels of professional development evaluation. This plan includes development of data-gathering tools and processes; ongoing follow-up with leadership to ensure appropriate data is gathered; collaboration with TLC Program Staff to conduct user focus groups of implementers’ successes, challenges, and follow-up needs; and ongoing work and communication with TLC staff, the district, school, regional, and state leadership to monitor and assure quality implementation.

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