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Connect with a global network of leaders who will act as your thought partners - encouraging you, challenging you, and helping you refine your craft to become the best teacher or educational leader that you can be.
Develop your skills as a coach, trainer, or school leader so you can confidently and concisely explain the key ideas of a Concept-Based Curriculum design to others.
Help students and teachers to see patterns, make connections, and ultimately, apply their learning beyond the context of the classroom.
Develop deeper thinking and promote transferable understanding in your students, whilst gaining the tools and knowledge to guide your colleagues.
The Dr. Erickson and Dr. Lanning Certification Institute offers advanced learning and development opportunities to prepare you with the understanding, knowledge, and skills to lead workshops and support schools with cutting-edge Concept-Based Curriculum design.
Designed for experienced educators, leaders, and future leaders of education, this flexible and rigorous training will enhance your knowledge and practice, and deepen your understanding of Concept-Based Curriculum theory and practice.
As a certified Erickson and Lanning Concept-Based Curriculum and Instruction (CBCI) trainer, the ways in which you can integrate the certification into your specific career focus are many and varied.
Whether you plan to lead workshops, coach teachers, or utilize your learning in your own classroom, by joining an expanding group of thought leaders, focused on transforming education together - we can change the world.
Imagine the ripple effect you will create when you are able to inspire and connect with educators all over the world.
You will have the language and the resources to confidently guide curriculum design that gives teachers so much clarity they actually enjoy planning meetings again!
Imagine leading workshops and coaching other educators, empowering them to implement these tools in their own school or classroom.
Participate in a series of Concept-Based lessons so you can experience the power of scaffolding thinking to support understanding.
Deconstruct lessons so that you can design your own learning experiences that empower students to think conceptually.
Use the bank of resources that we provide to create a coherent and logical presentations suited to the needs of your particular audience.
Practice your coaching skills so that you can offer clarity in curriculum design and unit writing.
Many of our participants speak of the meaningful connections they have made during the Institute as having been one of the greatest highlights and motivators of the experience.
The feeling of having found your tribe, who will journey with you to support, inspire and motivate, is undoubtedly what creates the revolution.
Learn from highly experienced trainers who have field-tested CBCI presentations so the structure follows a logical sequence and audiences are able to comfortably process the flow of ideas, concluding: "This makes so much sense!"
This is your opportunity to learn how they are transforming classrooms, curriculum, and schools - and how you can be part of this revolutionary movement!
Create opportunities to coach others to write generalizations beyond your area of expertise so you can support both the high school math teachers AND the kindergarten team.
Be prepared to answer the commonly asked questions and address misconceptions with confidence, providing succinct, clear, and accurate responses.
Develop a deep understanding of Concept-Based Curriculum and Instruction so that you are able to accurately, fluently, and confidently explain the principles to others.
Practice crafting clear generalizations, or conceptual understandings, so you can confidently lead curriculum design.
"I really think that this is the way forward in education. It will change the way you plan your lessons, it will change the way you deliver the lessons, it will change the way you assess your lessons. It will change the way you think about curriculum completely."
“My classroom practice has changed completely. The children play an active role -- that is fundamental -- and the learning experiences have taken on a life of their own.”
“It has been the best professional development that I have experienced. Because I have been able to go straight into the classroom after a Zoom session or after a coaching call, and I’ve been able to apply what I’ve been learning and developing.”
"I wouldn't think twice about recommending the Erickson and Lanning CBCI Certification Institute to anyone who's remotely interested in the approach. The year long experience is amazing. It gives you the knowledge that you need, along with the time that you need to take it in and explore it in the classroom. Life changing. Great. Do it."
"I think it's the best professional development I've ever had, hands down. And I have participated in and led a lot of professional development. This is the best there is."
If you are accepted before January 30, we will offer you FREE registration into our foundational CBI Inquiry in Action course beginning in February 2024. Valued at €850.
This is a fantastic way to prepare for your Institute studies. Even if you have done the Inquiry course previously, we highly recommend doing it again to really hone your foundational understanding of Concept-Based learning ahead of the Institute.
The cost of the Institute is €7,490.
This includes the full 9-month program, course materials, the certification, and licensing.
If you will be approaching your school or organization for part of full funding, it's a great time to get the ball-rolling now, ahead of PD budget planning for next year.
Alternatively, if you are planning on self-funding, perhaps consider beginning a payment plan now? We offer these plans to those accepted prior to January 30, 2024.
Please contact us with any questions at all.
Do you want to become a trainer and travel the world?
Maybe you want that promotion to a leadership position?
Perhaps you want to lead your school to a Concept-Based approach?
Dr. Lynn Erickson and Dr. Lois Lanning have helped educators across the globe learn the tenets of Concept-Based Curriculum and Instruction (CBCI) for decades.
Having written numerous books (individually and together) and offered professional development workshops and training courses over many years, their work has made a significant and enduring mark on international education.
As a Curriculum Director, Lynn initially worked in a school district to change the curriculum model. She wrote her first book in 1995 based on her work there and titled ‘Stirring the Head, Heart, and Soul: Redefining Curriculum and Instruction’. In this book, she developed the Structure of Knowledge Model to show the relationships among facts, concepts, generalizations, principles, and theories.
Lynn was joined in 1996 by Lois Lanning and a strong ongoing partnership was formed. Lois developed the Structure of Process to complement Lynn's model.
Together they created the Erickson and Lanning CBCI Trainer Certification Institute to develop a network of trainers who could provide leadership and coaching to the growing number of schools adopting this approach.
Lynn and Lois are now retired and have passed the leadership of the Certification Institute to Rachel French and Tiffanee Brown, with a team of five additional subject area specialists to deliver a highly engaging learning experience.
This means you will have seven trainers working alongside you for a full school year of learning to develop the depth of understanding and presentation skills necessary to successfully lead Concept-Based Curriculum and Instruction training and implementation.
You became an educator because you want to make a difference, right? So do we. Committed to helping your students reach their full potential with transformational Concept-Based Inquiry curriculum design, our team will help you forge the path to a world-class education.
You’re passionate about Concept-Based Inquiry, and want to lead curriculum design and implementation within your own school or organization.
You're an IBEN trainer and want to use this training to lead International Baccalaureate workshops.
You want to become an independent education consultant
You want to establish your own niche within your discipline or area of special interest.
As an Erickson & Lanning CBCI Certified Trainer, you will expand your career opportunities, build your capacity as a curriculum developer, and lead educators around the world to transform education as we know it!
This program is designed to develop and support the careers of trained teachers who are teaching professionals, educational administrators, researchers, and policymakers.
Our 2024-2025 Online Certification Institute will begin on August 17th, 2024.
We will have a virtual kick-off event on August 17th, 2024.
We will come together over Zoom as a group of educators from around the globe to celebrate and kick-start the Institute!
This will be an interactive, virtual orientation where you meet fellow Institute participants and get ready to begin your learning.
Don't miss your chance to participate in the 2024 cohort!
Everything you need to transform your classroom, and your CAREER...