Building Capacity through Training of Trainers

We know that time and budget restraints do not always allow for scheduling onsite training with a Learning-Focused

Time and budget constraints often make arranging onsite training sessions with a specialized Learning-Focused Instructional Specialist challenging. Imagine the convenience of someone from your school or district could conduct multiple training sessions throughout the year, tailored precisely to your needs. If you're already well-versed in strategies for accelerating learning and are interested in becoming certified to lead Learning-Focused workshops within your school or district, our Training of Trainers program is designed for you.

Our Training of Trainers Institutes offer a comprehensive pathway for deepening your understanding of how exemplary practices and strategies can be integrated through a thoughtful planning process, thereby elevating the level of implementation. This program is perfect for coaches, trainers, administrators, or anyone eager to enhance their expertise, improve implementation quality, better comprehend the factors most directly affecting student learning, and discover additional strategies to boost teaching effectiveness.

By becoming a Certified Learning-Focused Trainer for Accelerating Learning with Writing and Increase Critical Thinking with Writing, you'll enjoy greater flexibility in conducting training sessions and benefit from personalized insights shared by colleagues intimately familiar with the specific challenges and opportunities within your school and district.


You must attend the full-day training for

Attendance at these two trainings is mandatory to become a certified trainer.

Your Facilitator

Don Marlett

Chief Execuive Officer for Learning-Focused

Don has been an educator for 20+ years. Before joining Learning-Focused, he taught High School and Middle School Science and was a school administrator. Don has participated in school evaluations focused on implementing High Yield Strategies. In addition, he partnered with various state DOE to support leaders and present at numerous conferences hosted by multiple leadership organizations in Florida, NC, Ohio, WV, TN, and KY. Don leads product development, provides leadership training and coaching, and coaches educators in implementing High-Yield strategies.


Learning Goals

You Will Be Able To...

  • support the implementation of Effective Assignments.
  • support the implementation of Differentiated Assignments.
  • redeliver professional development on Accelerate Learning with Effective Assignments

You Will Know...

  • how to facilitate and redeliver the Accelerate Learning with Effective Assignments workshop accurately and effectively in your school/district.
  • how to provide effective lesson feedback regarding the characteristics of Effective Assignments.

What You Receive

In addition to learning how to facilitate and redeliver the training for Accelerate Learning with Effective Assignemtns,
participants will receive a trainer kit that includes the following resources and materials:

  • Accelerate Learning with Effective Assignments Training of Trainer Guide (Presentation Notes)
  • Discount on future material orders
  • Access to downloadable presentations
  • Lifetime membership to Learning-Focused Online (online platform for all trainer, teacher, and leadership resources)
  • Trainer Newsletter

When and Where

At Learning-Focused Training Center


  • 200 District Dr. Ste 001, Asheville, NC 28803


  • July 19, 2024


  • 8:30 AM - 3:30 PM
LF Center

Our training center is designed for intimate training, with only 22 spots available.  We aim to provide a wonderful learning experience to help you grow your network through collaboration.


Act fast, only 22 spots are available

Registration for the institute is $450 per person.

Registration includes lunch, snacks, drinks, coffee, and other goodies.

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

Participants are accepted on a first-come, first-served basis only. To secure your spot we must receive a signed quote.