Professional Development That Works

Leveraging Innovation to Build Collective Efficacy

The sad truth is that traditional teacher training programs have failed to move learning systems forward. It’s time to stop imaging professional development as teachers sitting quietly and listening to 6-hour lectures. That model of professional development simply doesn’t work to improve instructional practices in classrooms.

Dr. Magana’s professional development services are highly sought-after, because they work. Collective efficacy can only be established through integrated systemic interventions, using an actionable and measurable model for continuous improvement. Dr. Magana’s model for continuous improvement is thoroughly grounded in evidence, theory, and decades of practical classroom and leadership experience.

Dr. Magana’s innovative 4-Stage approach to whole organizational development is a proven model for building collective efficacy through continuous growth and organizational development:

  1. Conduct an Accurate Needs Analysis:The needs analysis stage is of critical importance to building collective efficacy. This stage involves in-person observation, leadership and staff interviews, and the administration of quantitative and qualitative surveys to key stakeholders.
  2. Develop a Personalized Plan of Action:Every learning system is unique. A personalized plan of action is developed in order to honor the core culture and values of each learning system. This includes aligning the T3 Framework to existing instructional models and approaches such as The Danielson Model,The Marzano Art and Science of Teaching Model, IB, DT, PBL, STEM, STEAM, etc.
  3. Implement Training/Coaching Model: A personalized training and coaching model is best implemented through a distributed approach to adult learning. Sonny provides state-of-the art in-person, as well as synchronous and asynchronous virtual learning opportunities that ensure leaders and educators have the necessary tools, support, and resources to accelerate student learning with digital tools. Magana Education professional development experiences are highly experiential, interactive, and impactful.
  4. Evaluate Impact:Magana Education uses a mixed-methods approach to whole program evaluation that includes, but is not limited to, in-person observation, semi-structured and structured interviews, and quantitative and qualitative surveys along with archival, up-to-date performance measures.

“Hiring Dr. Magana to implement his professional development model at my school site was one of the best decisions I have ever made as an administrator. His expertise in content, mastery in delivery, and ability to develop instant audience rapport was extraordinary. Sonny took the time to listen and ask questions, to customize our professional development, and meet our teachers ‘at their level.’ His careful planning and content scaffolding helped establish a growth trajectory our teachers embraced and in which they excelled. Sonny is a proven expert who is incredibly personable and available. He works with teachers one on one, offering personalized advice above and beyond the scope of our training. The relationships he was able to establish with our leadership and instructional staff created the trust needed for teachers to move outside of their comfort zone and truly work towards innovative instructional change. Dr. Magana truly understands the systemic operations of schools and school districts and has established state-of-the-art, research based processes to help teachers ensure their students succeed. I highly recommend Dr. Sonny Magana for your learning organization–you won’t regret it!”

-Allison Roberts
Principal, Regis Jesuit High School
Aurora, Colorado

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