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Professional Development Instruction for Educators, Staff and Administrators

One size never fits all. But, as educators, we are tasked with creating an environment where every student can succeed. With the right support, however, teachers, staff and administrators alike can enhance their skills, and learn how to create a positive, progressive school and classroom atmosphere.

The Back to Basics Difference

Back to Basics Professional Development Programs for educators, staff and administrators are custom-designed to meet the unique, stated needs of each school. The programs help education professionals stay abreast of the latest developments in methodology, curriculum, and social/emotional wellness.

Back to Basics’ programs not only fulfill Delaware state requirements for professional development clock hours, they go far beyond standard, pre-packaged lecture-style classes. Instead, educators, staff and administrators have a hand in creating just the right program for their school.

Back to Basics’ Professional Development Programs address very specific needs, challenges, and goals, helping teachers create an atmosphere of success in the classroom and beyond.

In addition to popular day programs, Back to Basics also offers sustainable programs. These are longer term and provide not only comprehensive instruction, but also ongoing mentoring and teacher observations, as well, allowing teachers the time it takes to become truly exceptional at the teaching craft. Ongoing collaboration can include needs and goals assessments, reviewing test scores and report card data, providing pedagogical support, evaluating current PLPs, and helping to develop PLC content.

Professional Development Programs Designed for Your School’s Unique Needs

The following Professional Development Topics are suggestions only. Each program can be tailored to the stated needs of the audience.

Academic/Teacher Planning

  • Aligning Instruction with Common Core Standards
  • Differentiating Instruction – ELA and/or math
  • Increasing Student Literacy
  • Monitoring Student Progress
  • Real-World Mathematical Connections
  • RTI Support and Implementation
  • Teaching SAT/ACT Skills in the Classroom
  • Support in designing, planning, and implementing programs such as Teacher Mentoring, STEM, Student Advisory, and more
  • Utilizing Assessment Data to Build More Efficient Lesson Planning


  • ADHD, Sensory Needs, and Strategies for Classroom Implementation
  • Autism Spectrum Disorder – Assessment, Intervention, and Classroom Inclusion Strategies
  • Common Childhood and Adolescent Behavioral Disorders and Creating Learning Accommodations
  • How ADHD Impacts Peer Relationships and Learning
  • Motivating Reluctant Learners and Working with Challenging Students
  • Supporting Mental Health and Wellness in Your School (Learning the warning signs of mental distress and what you can do to support your students)
 Our clients give Back to Basics a 97% Customer Satisfaction Rating. In their words…
“I found the staff cooperative and someone was always available to answer any question I may have had. It made my job easier as the program coordinator not to have to worry about the quality of the tutors or to supply any needed substitutes. Working with Back to Basics and Beverly Stewart has been one of the better educational experiences I have had during the 35 years I spent working in an elementary school.” – Lorayne Titter, Program Coordinator, Extended Day
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