Educating Teachers Through Live, Online Professional Development
In today’s landscape, teachers need to constantly evolve to respond to the times. A-List Education supports schools, districts and education organizations to stay current on best practices. We customize professional development packages to give instructors the tools and resources they need right now to integrate updated strategies into existing curricula and run a stand alone course.
Training sessions specifically teach how to incorporate Common Core and state standards and integrate the test prep content into their classrooms.
Contact us to bring A-List’s professional development offerings to your school.
A-List Professional Development Seminars
Check out our Professional Development for Educators Course
- Seminars focused on integrating college readiness and ACT or SAT content into standards-aligned live/virtual class environments
- Customizable content
- Hourly rate based on number of teachers
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"Scott Farber links data, analysis and research into a high-energy training for educators. The depth of his background knowledge provides a springboard for the practical strategies that will help students in test preparation. His engaging presentation style enables his audience of educators to clearly teach those strategies to their students."- Sherri Lane, Region 9 ESC, TX- Sherri Lane, Region 9 ESC, TX
"My students have saved thousands of dollars in future college debt because of their success on the college entrance exams. A-List is exceptional in the way that, unlike other test prep companies, their materials have a more realistic congruence to the actual test."- Jeff Klein, Passaic County Technical Institute, NJ- Jeff Klein, Passaic County Technical Institute, NJ
"The PowerPoint that our presenter used was very clear and effective. My colleagues and I will use this format when we implement our own SAT practice materials. I will take away innumerable strategies that my students can use to improve their SAT scores as well as their own confidence."- Kristen Bain, Middleton High School, DE- Kristen Bain, Middleton High School, DE
"In 2014, three teachers from our school went to New York to be trained. As a math teacher, I was glad that I was also forced to work through the reading and science sections. Then in July 2015, our school hosted a PD session for teachers from the metro area. We were honored that Scott would travel to Mississippi to help us help our students. It’s definitely time for renewed PD!"- Kimberly Van Uden, Jackson Prep, MS- Kimberly Van Uden, Jackson Prep, MS
"I absolutely love using A-List’s student workbooks in my test prep sessions. I love how the material is taught in small sections and then students are given the opportunity to use those skills to work through a few problems. I assign the problems at the end of each chapter for homework for them to do prior to coming back to class the next week. Scores on the ACT have increased up to 8 points..scores on the SAT have increased as much as 150. Many students come prior to ever taking a test, so I do not know what their score increase is, but many thank me after working with them due to their high scores."- Teacher, North Raleigh Christian Academy (NC), North Raleigh Christian Academy, NC- Teacher, North Raleigh Christian Academy (NC), North Raleigh Christian Academy, NC
"I just wanted to share this news with you and to say thank you for what A-List is doing for our students. Our kids and teachers have benefited greatly from A-List’s exceptional ACT program. A new 11th grade student who enrolled in January 2017, has seen her ACT composite score improve eight (8) total points since being in our ACT Prep course (from an 18 to a 26). She improved four (4) points in February and four (4) more points in April. She is our biggest increase in ACT composite score since we started the class. Additionally, MRAs graduating class ACT composite average eclipsed the 24+ threshold following the first year (2014-15) of implementing the ACT prep program offered by A-List. Since then our graduating class average has been above 24+. We had not attained this level of success once in the previous 10 years. So thank you."- Principal, Madison Ridgeland Academy, Madison Ridgeland Academy, MS- Principal, Madison Ridgeland Academy, Madison Ridgeland Academy, MS
"We have been using A-List since 2012 and are very happy with our results. A-List has trained our teachers how to integrate SAT/ACT skills and use A-List materials in their classrooms. Our school SAT mean this year is 1211 compared to our district mean of 962. Overall, 97% of our students meet the SAT ELA benchmark, 89% of our students meet the SAT Math benchmark, and 95% of our students are above the district mean. Thank you!"- Kevin Froner, Principal, Manhattan Hunter Science High School, NY- Kevin Froner, Principal, Manhattan Hunter Science High School, NY
"[Gary’s] ability to systematically address the effectiveness of each technique, quickly demonstrate how algebraic approaches would not be wrong–but definitely ineffective–was awesome!!! It felt like math people talking to a fellow math person the entire day–best PD I’ve ever attended."- Jenae Beauchamp, East Hartford High School, CT- Jenae Beauchamp, East Hartford High School, CT
"I really appreciate the enthusiasm and mastery over the material, as well as the delivery. I hope that A-List will post materials online and COME BACK!!!"- Jennifer Heredia, Bronx High School For Law & Community Service, NY- Jennifer Heredia, Bronx High School For Law & Community Service, NY
"A-List has made it easy for me to structure my prep course for my students. The online portal is incredibly helpful for organizing materials and scoring assessments. The students get a kick out of the Book of Knowledge, making for fun yet productive sessions."- Charles Levinson, Squashbusters, MA- Charles Levinson, Squashbusters, MA
"I thought [my trainer] was very professional and his information and accompanying breakdown was something that I will continue to use and share with my students. I expect this information to not only be useful but to keep students aware of their potential to improve by using the principles passed on."- Ben Borenstein, TAPCO- Ben Borenstein, TAPCO
"This is was our third year working with A-List, and we will be working with them again next year. 30 of our 75 juniors opted into the class and all received valuable techniques and knowledge that improved scores on the SAT, many of them over 200 points. A-List is very flexible and fair and really works hard to make sure that their teaching schedule and plan works best for our school and our kids."- Assistant Principal, Public High School in Manhattan- Assistant Principal, Public High School in Manhattan
"This was by far the most useful professional development session I’ve attended in my career."- Alex K., Professional Development Attendee, Boston Scholar Athletes- Alex K., Professional Development Attendee, Boston Scholar Athletes
"…There is a need for the type of program you have developed to be made available to every child regardless of income. This is why I have brought A-List into school districts I have been fortunate enough to lead: to train our teachers and provide the support necessary to improve our students’ scores."- Dr. James M, Superintendent, Nyack Public Schools- Dr. James M, Superintendent, Nyack Public Schools
"A-List was engaging and substantive for our students. Each week our Dreamers were completely immersed in the class’s content…The sessions were poignant, enjoyable, and challenging and exactly what I had hoped for my Dreamers."- Marvin Cabrera, Director, “I Have A Dream” Foundation (NYC Metro Area)- Marvin Cabrera, Director, “I Have A Dream” Foundation (NYC Metro Area)
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A-List Content Aligned with State Standards
Common Core standards do not specifically outline exact curriculum requirements, allowing schools and districts the freedom to make their own choices about how to run their classes while still adhering to the standards. With this in mind, A-List offers school leaders the best material that’s tailored to suit their academic objectives. The struggle to find the right material is REAL, and A-List Education has the answer!
SAT & ACT Curriculum and Common Core Alignment
The SAT & ACT tests are already aligned to Common Core and state standards. They are designed to identify whether students are ready for college by testing the skills and knowledge students will need when they get there. In fact, both the College Board and ACT, Inc. were actively involved in the creation of the Common Core standards, and their own research about college readiness was integral to the program. School leaders can be confident that ACT and SAT prep is fully compatible with the Common Core and helps students acquire and refine real skills they will need and use in college and career.
State Standards and Real Evidenced SAT & ACT Alignment
Our materials and resources are aligned to meet state standards such as TEKS, Georgia Standards of Excellence (GSE), Oklahoma Academic Standards, Virginia Standards of Learning (SOL), Alaska State Standards, Nebraska State Standards, Indiana Academic Standards, and South Carolina Standards and Learning. These requirements are designed based on real evidence to align with the knowledge and skills necessary for life beyond high school.
Interested in learning more or getting started with A-List’s Common Core & State Standards Alignment? Contact us. An A-List representative will be in touch with more details about our offerings.
Professional Development Seminars
Additionally, the process of preparation often involves using other skills that aren’t explicitly tested on the exams. In our Professional Development seminars, A-List shares how the standards align with the skills and techniques used to prepare for college entrance exams and ways to incorporate material from the tests into tasks beyond the scope of the tests themselves.
Our trainers provide teachers with specific ways to incorporate SAT prep and ACT prep, strategies, and content into their regular curriculum beginning in the 9th grade. Our materials can be adapted for use in any class that is working to meet The Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts and Mathematics.