Basic Course - includes two live coaching sessions


Custom Course for Schools & Districts (Call for price for more than 25 teachers)

Course description

In today’s educational landscape, educators are often required to run parallel structures in their classrooms. While there is still a place for large group instruction and direct instruction, in many classrooms students benefit from engaging in small group instruction as well as working independently or in small groups at centers and/or learning stations.

This course is designed to give an overview of centers, learning stations, and small groups. Research will be reviewed and classroom experiences shared. The SET model will be discussed as an easy, practical way to analyze what is going on in a classroom. Examples of the types of centers and learning stations that can be implemented will be given as well as sample activities for each type at all grade bands. Different grading methods will be discussed as well as how to implement for differentiation and/or intervention.

Basic + and Custom level participants will have the opportunity to work with Tammy in learning how to design and effectively facilitate centers, learning stations, and small group instruction.

Participants will receive grade-band specific samples of ready to use activities and tasks for mathematics centers and learning stations.

PD Hours:

Upon successful completion of the Basic course, participants will get a certificate for 6 hours of PD credit.

Upon successful completion of the Basic+ course, participants will get a certificate for 12 hours of PD credit.

PD credit hours will be determined by the local district/school for the Custom course.

Tammy Jones

Tammy Jones

Lead Instructor

Meet Your Instructor

An educator since 1979, Tammy L. Jones has worked with students from first grade through college. Currently, Tammy is consulting with individual school districts in training teachers on strategies for making content accessible to all learners.

Writing integrations as well as literacy connections are foundational in everything Tammy does. Tammy also works with teachers on effective techniques for being successful in the classroom. As a classroom teacher Tammy’s goal was that all students understand and appreciate the content they were studying; that they could read it, write it, explore it, and communicate it with confidence; and that they would be able to use the content as they need to in their lives. 

Tammy believes that logical reasoning, followed by a well-reasoned presentation of results, is central to the process of learning, and that this learning happens most effectively in a cooperative, student-centered classroom. Tammy believes that learning is experiential and in her current consulting work creates and shares engaging and effective educational experiences. 


Course Includes

6 Videos

3 Texts

23 PDFs

12 Presentations

Course Curriculum

Sample Center and Learning Station Activities