The Opportunity Schools Program will impact your teaching in a positive way.  Today, teachers have a wider range of students with marked differences in ability levels, readiness, learning styles and language acquisition.  In order to meet these challenges and successfully handle the demands of students in your classroom with learning differences, our annual Teacher Training Institute, "Building a Better Brain", is designed to help you in your daily teaching as you continue to be a life-long learner.  Having an Opportunity Program at your site will help you accomplish these goals.

Opportunity Schools Teacher Training Institute

"The training provided by the Opportunity Schools' Teacher Training Institute during the summer and throughout the school year focuses on strategies that equip classroom teachers to be more effective with all students, not just students with challenges. The effectiveness of the professional development component of this program cannot be overstated."

Don Pettinger, Principal
Grace Christian School, Cypress

Meet Marcia, a Teacher and an Opportunity Schools Staff Developer

Our professional development and consulting services are under the umbrella of our Teacher Training Institute (TTI). TTI is a division of Opportunity Schools that provides school-wide staff development. Originally it was created for Opportunity Teachers. but in recent years it has been expanded to include all private and public school teachers. TTI offers in-service training during the summer and throughout the school year. On-site TTI services are customized to meet an individual school's identified goals and objectives.

CEU's can be awarded for every 6 hours of in-service training.

Meet Kristi, an Opportunity Schools Teacher

Meet Gail, an Opportunity Schools Teacher

Summer Training
Our TTI Summer Training provides best practices and in-depth professional growth in teaching strategies in the content areas, behavioral intervention, social skills curriculum, and classroom management. Sessions are taught by highly qualified experts in each field.

On Site Professional Development
Our staff development team of highly qualified experts in the fields will come to your site to conduct and facilitate your customized professional development services. Topics include, but are not limited to:

  • Reading Comprehension Across The Curriculum
  • Formative Assessment
  • Differentiated Instruction
  • Accommodations and Modifications
  • Social Skills Development
  • Positive Behavior Plan Development and Implementation
  • Making Math Meaningful
  • Understanding Autism