Professional Development

Professional Development

Our professional development courses empower teachers to increase students’ ACT or SAT scores so that every student has the opportunity to score college-ready.

No stress, no hassle. Each professional development course is taught either in person or online by one of our own trained, professional instructors who will handle everything! 

ACT PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

SAT PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

Decoding the ACT:

  • Decoding the ACT workbook for each attendee
  • Teachers will learn the test-taking skills and strategies their students need to succeed as well as how to present them to your students
  • Access to printables and tools for each participant
  • Subject-specific agendas for ELA, math, and science teachers
  • Half-day and full-day sessions available for each subject
  • Online training also available
  • Ebook available

Delivery Timeline:

June-August, January, professional development days throughout the year

ACT/SAT Mastery Certification Course:

Equip your instructional team to make ACT and SAT prep come alive.

  • Two-day training program
  • Same format MasteryPrep uses to train its own instructors
  • Completion recognition for each attendee, but certification not guaranteed
  • Led by MasteryPrep Master Trainers on-site or virtually

Why take our ACT/SAT Mastery Certification Course?

  • Orientation to the ACT Mastery or SAT Mastery curricula and teacher manuals
  • Training on classroom management and student engagement
  • Strategies for parsing data and differentiating instruction
  • Tips for making the most of entrance tickets, exit tickets, and activities
  • Review of online resources and TruScore practice testing reports
  • Teach-backs provide practical experience and real-time feedback

Delivery Timeline:

June-August, January, professional development days throughout the year.

The training I have received through MasteryPrep has proven to be effective in enhancing my presentation style, increasing my content knowledge, and maximizing student engagement. My instruction is more lively and relatable for our students and has resulted in positive gains in their achievement!

Jim "J." Kelly

Training to be a MasteryPrep facilitator was strenuous, intense, and most importantly, necessary. I am not well versed in every single subject so I had my reservations walking in. However, it prepares you for the worst-case scenario, from student engagement to content comprehension. Training taught me how to reach as many students as possible, keep them engaged, and make the content relatable. All these things, and more, I learned in training and it made me not only more confident in my presentation abilities but also in the content being presented.

Zola-Kai Pollard

Mastering the SAT:

Empower your teachers to increase SAT scores.

  • Handouts for each attendee
  • Half-day or full-day sessions available
  • Online training also available
  • Tailored to either the SAT or PSAT
  • Provide teachers with practical tips and strategies they can apply right away
  • Build educator buy-in on your SAT improvement plans

Participants will learn:

  • The four major reasons SAT prep can’t happen and how to overcome them
  • Ten inventive ways to incorporate SAT prep in your classroom, without causing distraction or losing class time
  • Five SAT prep pitfalls to avoid at all costs
  • How to get your students motivated for the SAT
  • Why honor roll kids can’t get the SAT scores they need
  • Key reasons students struggle on the SAT and how to fix them
  • What the SAT is actually measuring
  • The secrets of how the SAT is scored
  • How to get every student on pace for timed tests
  • How to teach your students to guess twice as well
  • Nine must-have test-taking strategies

Delivery Timeline:

June-August, January, professional development days throughout the year.

Learning specific strategies and ‘cheat codes,’ applying and practicing them ourselves, and then discussing the outcome of our attempts helped me figure out how to best teach these strategies.

For as long as I have reviewed the test, been given strategies and activities, these were most realistic!

Great testing strategies provided and ways to incorporate SAT prep in the classroom right away.

This is the first PD where I felt I could check all the boxes on the State Eval form.

This was my third MasteryPrep session, and all presenters have been beyond knowledgeable.

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