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ASCD Best-Seller

Margaret Searle and Marilyn Swartz have developed a quick and easy way for individuals and teams to access the support they need when PD time is limited and hard to schedule.

Based upon the best-selling ASCD book Solving Academic and Behavior Problems: A Strengths-Based Guide for Teachers and Teams, the course helps both new and experienced educators explore more efficient strategies for improving the way they diagnose and resolve learning and social/emotional concerns.

Each simple but engaging lesson is designed to help K-12 teachers and administrators act as peer coaches who can apply a strengths-based approach to the RTI/MTSS process that focuses on the talents and needs of the learner.

Facilitated Training:​      To register one person click here.

                                               To register 5 or more click here.


Each module can be accomplished with about 3-4 hours a week of combined online and independent work. Your self-paced work (anticipation guide, videos, rubrics, and reading reflections) will be used as a basis for the weekly live Zoom discussions facilitated by problem-solving experts Margaret Searle and Marilyn Swartz.  


   To register see tabs above.

  • Winter Session is scheduled for 

  • Spring Session Session is scheduled for

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The entire course takes approximately 15 hours to complete. One university credit is available.

Maximum capacity is 20 people per cohort to allow for more personalized feedback during live Zoom sessions. If there is no room in the session you requested, you have the option of being top priority on the waiting list for the next time the course is offered.

  • Personalized training can be arranged for schools and districts by contacting us at or phone: 419-874-9505.



Unfacilitated Training:  To register one person click here.

                                               To register 5 or more click here.


Registrants of the unfacilitated training receive a two-month license to all modules. Handouts and additional readings are included. 

No university credit is available for the unfacilitated training.

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