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Required BT Trainings

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To schedule a training, or for further questions, please contact 
Justin Chesebrough, Director of Beyond Textbooks at:

chesebroughj@vailschooldistrict.org or 520-879-3964


Beyond Textbooks Gaining the Vision Part 1

(K-12) - (2.5 hours) 

Superintendent, building principals, and district level curriculum staff meet with Beyond Textbooks (BT) staff for a 2.5 hour overview of BT, in order to determine if they would like to move forward with BT Gaining the Vision Part 2.


Beyond Textbooks Gaining the Vision Part 2

(K-12) - (2.5 hours) 

Beyond Textbooks (BT) Staff meet with key teacher leaders, superintendent, building principals, and district level curriculum staff for a 2.5 hour overview of BT. This is designed to gain the buy-in of teachers as well as provide administration with an opportunity to develop further understanding of BT. This will allow all stakeholders to decide if they would like to move forward with BT.


Beyond Textbooks Leadership Retreat

(K-12) - (8 hours) 

The Leadership Retreat is meant to give an organization’s key stakeholders an opportunity to become more familiar with the theory and practices that make Beyond Textbooks (BT) a success. This session focuses on developing a deeper understanding of the BT Frameworks, and participants will work towards establishing a specific implementation plan aligned to their organization. 


Beyond Textbooks 101

(K-12) - (3.5 hours) 

Specifically designed for first year partners, this training is an overview of the 7 Key Beyond Textbooks (BT) Starting Points, as well as the technical aspects of how to effectively navigate the BT Website.


Beyond Textbooks 102

(K-12) - (3.5 hours) 

Specifically designed for first year partners, this training is an opportunity to review and clarify the 7 Key Beyond Textbooks (BT) Starting Points, as well as become proficient in more advanced technical navigation of the BT Website.


PLC Training

(K-12) - (3 hours)

This is a comprehensive training on all aspects of a PLC, including effective implementation, data analysis and review cycle, SMART goal setting and accountability process. This is an opportunity for your organization to reflect on current practice and design and implementation plan for your campus.


Reteach and Enrich

(K-12) - (3 hours) 

Reteach and Enrich is a time during the school day to provided targeted support for students based on math or reading data. The flexible reteach or enrich classes are aligned to mastery concepts of each essential standard. In this training, participants will gain insight into the purpose of Reteach and Enrich. Additionally, they will discuss and share ideas for a site-specific implementation of Reteach and Enrich.

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