P.O. Box 128, Marion, NC 28752 Ph:866-955-3276

Catching Kids Up!
Training of Trainers Institute

October Training Begins October 29, 2021

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Virtual Institute


Starting October 29, 2021



Dear Educator,

Why attend the Catching Kids Up Training of Trainers Institute? 

Schools are under pressure to catch all students up to grade level and provide all students with at least one year of achievement for each school year. Many schools struggle to meet these demands for their struggling students, which often results in less learning, low test scores, and achievement gaps.  This leads to classrooms that have students with a wide range of knowledge and skills.  The range typically goes from struggling students to high performing students, with everything in between.

In order to ensure that all students are learning at grade level, Exemplary Schools focus on a system for consistently planning and using specific strategies and practices to close the achievement gap. The Catching Kids Up! Training of Trainers Institute provides schools and teachers with a system that is based on setting high expectations for student learning and is proactive and committed to implementing strategies for helping students meet those expectations.

This professional development guides administrators and teachers as they plan lessons that integrate high yield instructional strategies that focus on helping all students meet the challenges in their path. These strategies and practices integrate seamlessly into an instructional framework in order to personalize instruction and accelerate learning so all students meet or exceed grade level expectations.



“Since our school began implementing Catching Kids Up, the level of discourse in my classroom has risen tremendously. The students know what we are discussing and want to contribute. All of my students are truly a part of the classroom now.”

8th Grade ELA Teacher


What You’ll Learn

The Catching Kids Up! Training of Trainers Institute is an intensive institute focused on the systematic implementation of strategies and practices that will fully engage all students to meet their individual academic needs and dramatically build achievement.

"This was THE best TofT session I've participated in. Loved the blended approach and being treated as a professional educator! "

-School Improvement Coach, NC

"I have changed the way I view lesson planning now. I can't wait to be able to apply what I have learned."

-Instructional Coach, NC

What You Receive

In addition to learning how to facilitate and redeliver the training for Catching Kids Up!,
participants will receive a trainer kit ($250 value) that includes the following resources and materials:

  • Catching Kids Up! book
  • Catching Kids Up! Training of Trainer Guide (Presentation Notes)
  • Discount on future material orders
  • Strategies in Action: Previewing Strategies book and online course
  • Lifetime membership to Learning-Focused Online (online platform for all trainer, teacher, and leadership resources)
  • Access to downloadable and customizable training presentations

When and Where

This virtual institute is designed as a blended model and requires asynchronous and synchronous learning.  The synchronous learning will consist of three two-hour sessions.
Specific agenda information can be provided based on the chosen start date.

Blended Learning

Starting Date

  • September 10, 2021 (3 sessions over 3 weeks)

  • October 29, 2021 (3 sessions over 3 weeks)

"I was skeptical about such a lengthy training online at first. However, this experience was great. I feel like I was able to learn all the key components through a variety of methods to interact. It was a great model that I can use in the future."

Instructional Coach, NC

"I was pleasantly surprised at how much I enjoyed the online class. I believe there was a nice balance of independent (course) and online (Zoom) learning. It was really nice to network with leaders from other districts and states."

Assistant Principal, GA

Registration closes one week prior to start date!


Registration Details for the Virtual Catching Kids Up! Training of Trainers Institute

Registration for the institute is $450 per person.

Learning is better in teams! Register three people and receive a 50% discount off the third registration fee (a $225 savings)!

Participants are accepted on a full-payment, first-come, first-served basis only. If using a Purchase Order, please send it with your quote.


call 866-955-3276

Frequently Asked

Prerequisites for the Virtual Catching Kids Up! Training of Trainers Institute

This institute does not require any prerequisites.

You will be provided access to specific online courses once you register and pay the registration fee. 

Attending Synchronous Sessions

What if I am not able to attend the scheduled synchronous session? In the event that a participant is unable to attend a scheduled synchronous session, the trainer will provide an alternative time to meet and discuss the topics missed during the session. Participants must attend all synchronous sessions to become a certified trainer. The certification and access to the presentations will be granted once all requirements have been met.

Terms and Conditions

Learning-Focused reserves the right to reschedule a session because of low registration. In the unlikely event of the institute being rescheduled, all registrants will be notified and will receive full refunds or be able to transfer their registration to another date.

Can’t Attend?

If you are unable to attend an event you have registered for, contact Learning-Focused through email at customerservice@learningfocused.com or by calling 866-955-3276 no later than 14 calendar days prior to the start of the event to request a credit that can be used for Learning-Focused products or events.

After the 14-day timeframe, you are ineligible for credit, but you may send a non-registered person in your place, with registration confirmation or written authorization from you.

For all cancellations, there is a $50 processing fee.

Academic Credit

As a Learning-Focused professional development participant, you may qualify for academic credit through your school or district. You may request a certificate of attendance by emailing customerservice@learningfocused.com that is based on 20 hours of professional development.