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Mockingbird Education

Bring Mockingbird to You!

Research-Based

Interactive

Informative

Staff Development at YOUR Location...

Mockingbird Methodology Workshops Conducted At Your Site!  We will customize a training based on your needs and priorities. 

Sample TOPics from the Mockingbird Methodology INclude...

Who Should Attend?

  • Practitioners  (teachers, coaches, mentors)
  • Administrators
  • Support Staff

We recommend that you invite all staff that interact with program participants.  Mockingbird Methodology workshops create common language and common culture for staff.  Additionally, Mockingbird strategies are relevant to any staff member that interacts with students or plays a role in program and staff culture. 

What OUtcomes to Expect?

Workshop Participants

  • Increased understanding of how vulnerability factors impact the learning experience for vulnerable learners
  • Increased knowledge, skills, and awareness 
  • Skill development in compassionate and responsive strategies

Program

  • Common language among staff for how vulnerability impacts program services
  • Common practices for working with vulnerable learners

Logistics

  • Workshops are from 1-6 days 
  • Introductory workshop are 2-3 days and are the most popular workshops.
  • Workshops are held at your location or ours.
  • Workshops are from 9-4 each day (or whatever 6-8 hour time frame works for your program needs)
  • Workshops are interactive, multi-sensory, and active.  Prepare to mentally, emotionally, and physically engage in learning. 
  • The facilitator models and demonstrates strategies and approach.  We don’t just talk about good teaching, we model it!  

Workshops are based on Mockingbird Methodology

What is the Mockingbird Methodology?
The Mockingbird Methodology is a holistic, research-based instructional approach for teaching vulnerable learners.  Our humanistic approach focuses on  4 elements. 

We Make Learning Visible.

The Mockingbird Methodology contains instructional strategies that make the internal process of learning visible, external, and explicit for learners.

We Make Learning Active, Interactive, and Multi-Sensory.

The Mockingbird Methodology contains strategies for facilitating engagement among even reluctant and resistant learners.

We Create Psychologically Safe Learning Environments.

The Mockingbird Methodology contains strategies for creating psychologically safe environments.

We Create Socially Non-Threatening Learning Environments.

The Mockingbird Methodology contains strategies for managing social dynamics and creating strong learning communities that share a sense of purpose and identity.

Our workshop facilitators are trained in Methodology research and practices. Additionally, we have years of experience working in at-risk programs. we don’t just teach the Mockingbird Methodology, we practice it!  We are  walking models of the Methodology in action.  

Expect your facilitator to model and demonstrate every strategy and to make your learning experience interactive, informative, and inspirational.  

  • Workshop Manual
  • Online Access to ECHO Platform with membership
  • Classroom and implementation resources are available on ECHO
  • Mockingbird will create an agenda based on planning conversation with program administrators. 
  • We provide implementation support and additional training throughout the year to support your educators and deepen your practice and knowledge.  

Contact Mockingbird for a sample agenda

Technology is not needed during workshop.

Mockingbird provides ongoing support, reinforcement, and coaching through our Talent and Development Platform called ECHO. 

Participating in ECHO is an annual membership.

Mockingbird offers members webinars, implementation and coaching sessions as part of membership.

Contact Mockingbird. 

  • Budget is a daily facilitator rate plus reimbursement for travel expenses. 
  • We offer sliding scale prices depending on need and budget.

No Boring Webinars!

Our Virtual Workshops are interactive and Informative!

We bring the Mockingbird Energy to Virtual Training!

LEt's Meet in the Virtual WOrld...

We will customize a training series  based on your needs and priorities. 

Sample TOPics from the Mockingbird Methodology INclude...

Who Should Attend?

  • Practitioners 
  • Administrators
  • Support Staff

How are Virtual WOrkshops Designed and Delivered?

Mockingbird facilitates Methodology workshops online via Zoom.

Each workshop topic is generally a 2 session series. 

The first session focuses on strategy. 

The second session is a coaching session.  The second session takes place at least a week after the first session so participants can practice strategies and then meet  for further instruction and coaching.  

Logistics

Workshops  Are Generally 1-2 Hours In Length.

Once Workshops Are Scheduled, Mockingbird Will Send Link To Register And Attend.  

Workshops Are Recorded And Available For A Limited Time After The Workshop Date. 

Although Our Format For Online Workshops Is Different Than Our In-Person Workshops, We  Bring The Same Energy, Passion, And Expertise To Every Workshop. 

  • Workshop Manual
  • Online Access to ECHO Platform with membership

Content Mockingbird

Virtual Workshops Are Delivered Via Zoom. 

Plan To Use Microphone, Camera, And Keyboard During Sessions.

Mockingbird provides ongoing support, reinforcement, and coaching through our Talent and Development Platform called ECHO. 

Participating in ECHO is an annual membership.

Mockingbird offers members webinars, implementation and coaching sessions as part of membership.

Contact Mockingbird. 

Echo Membership

Your journey and growth Doesn't stop after your Initial Workshop!

Annual Membership: Echo Platform

Join Us! for Ongoing Support and Resources
  • Methodology Library & PD Tools
  • On-Demand Courses & Webinars
  • Live Workshops and Coaching Sessions
  • Coaching (up to 2 hours monthly)
  • Access to Student Curriculums

Whether you're a seasoned Mockingbird Methodology practitioner or just starting your journey, our membership platform is the key to unlocking your full potential.

Get ready to thrive in your personal and professional life with the Mockingbird Methodology at your fingertips.

Develop Staff Talent and Internal Expertise!

Develop Master Trainers and Coaches to Support Staff!

Mockingbird’s Talent Development Program is a three-tiered training program to develop internal expertise in the Mockingbird Methodology.  Develop internal capacity to help your program reach its’ fullest potential. 

Our Talent Development Program is a three-tier training program.

Three-Tier Training Program

What Is MOckingbird's Talent and Development Program?

Mockingbird’s Talent Development Program is a three-tiered training program to develop internal expertise in the Mockingbird Methodology.  Develop internal capacity to help your program reach its’ fullest potential. 

How Does the Program WOrk?

 The Talent Development Program includes…

  • Training, development, and certification 
  • Access to the three training curriculums
  • Site license (renewed annually).  
  • Support and ongoing technical assistance 

Who is the Talent Development Program For?

Networks and organizations that want to develop internal expertise in the Mockingbird Methodology.  

Organizations that want to maintain quality control of staff services as they grow and expand program services. 

Clients include networks, associations, multi-site organizations, state-level initiatives and large programs 

Talent and DEvelopment Program

  • Capacity to Train and Develop Practitioners, Coaches, and Facilitators in Mockingbird Methodology
  • 3 Curriculums contain all training and development resources
  • Ongoing Support from Mockingbird
  • Customized workshops and coaching from Mockingbird

Logistics

Prepares direct service staff to teach, coach, and mentor students using the Mockingbird Methodology.

Prepares coaches to coach, develop, and support practitioners using the Mockingbird Methodology.

  • Prepares Trainers to Deliver Practitioner Workshops.
  • Prepares Trainers to Support and Develop Coaches.
  • Develops Facilitator Expertise in Methodology research, Methodology practices, and leading Talent Development initiatives.

Budget includes

  • Training and Development
  • Purchase of  three training curriculums
  • Site license (renewed annually).  

Contact Mockingbird for more information.

Program-In-A-Box Curriculum

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Program-In-A-Box Curriculum

Stop Reinventing the Wheel!

Is your curriculum a jumble of disconnected student worksheets? Do you reinvent the curriculum wheel with every new teacher? Are you tired of starting from scratch every program cycle?

Our humanistic curriculums combine the science of backward and central design to create standards-based curriculum with learner-centric instructional activities. The result? Curriculums that prepare learners for testing, life, and work!

Engage Mind ANd EMOTION

Learning doesn’t have to be boring just because certain skills need to repetitive practice (goodbye boring worksheets!). Effective lessons are multi-sensory learning experiences that engage mind, emotion, body, and spirit. In Mockingbird curriculum, adult learning is an immersive experience. Students question, evaluate, and analyze concepts, facts, and ideas. They also role-play, discuss, debate, and engage in real-world scenario simulations.

 

Who is it for?

Programs that  need a multi-sensory and engaging curriculum that includes all the resources that teachers need to  facilitate humanistic lessons.  

This is NOT a worksheet curriculum. 

A humanistic curriculum is interactive. Students question, evaluate, and analyze concepts, facts, and ideas. They also role-play, discuss, debate, and engage in real-world scenario simulations.

Curriculums Available

The goal of curriculum is to help students…

  • Prepare for HSE examinations including GED®, HiSet©, and TASC™ tests.
  • Learn academic content in the context of real-world work scenarios
  • Explore Career Pathway options in business, manufacturing, healthcare, and hospitality
  • Explore 19 workforce development topics
  • Explore 19 featured careers

The goal of curriculum is to help students…

  • Slow down their thinking processes and evaluate the thoughts, feelings, and behaviors that they experience in situations.
  • Understand System 1 thinking patterns and teaches learners tools and strategies to manage system 1 responses.
  • Learn new thinking patterns to replace the faulty patterns that often result in destructive and negative responses and behaviors.

The goal of curriculum is to help students…

  • Develop healthy self concepts inside and outside the classroom. This includes understanding concepts such as resiliency, self-affirmation, and self-care. 
  • Face new and daunting situations and RISE provides tools for understanding courage, trust, and fear while developing ways to manage stress and self-regulation. 
  • Develop new ways to think critically about problems. This includes nurturing “flexible” thinking and encouraging self-advocacy. 
  • Grow their sense of empathy and integrity by exploring new scenarios and situations that encourage self-exploration and introspection. 

Are You Ready?