Sonoma County Office of Education

2024-25 Building Thinking Classrooms Teacher Collaborative

The 2024-25 Building Thinking Classrooms Teacher Collaborative offers middle school and high school educators an immersive training experience in the implementation of Building Thinking Classrooms practices. Over the course of three days, teachers will receive comprehensive instruction and guidance on integrating BTC methodologies into their teaching practices.

Each day, participants will have dedicated time to apply their BTC knowledge by developing tasks, lessons, or units tailored to their specific classroom needs. To ensure continuous growth and support, educators will also receive just-in-time coaching assistance as they implement BTC strategies in their classrooms during the 2024-25 school year.

Collaboration is key in this learning journey. Teachers are strongly encouraged to attend with a colleague from their school, fostering teamwork and allowing for the collaborative planning and prototyping of BTC tasks for the upcoming 2024-25 school year. But all applicants will be considered. 

Who should apply?

  • Classroom teachers of grades 6-12.
  • Teachers that have basic knowledge of Building Thinking Classrooms. Extensive experience with Building Thinking Classrooms is NOT required.

What is the commitment?

  • Attendance at the 3-day training on July 30, 31, and August 1.
  • Implementation of Building Thinking Classrooms practices in the classroom.
  • Regular coaching and support on the implementation of Building Thinking Classroom practices. 
  • Attendance at a full day Building Thinking Classrooms training: February, 5, 2025, 8:30am-3pm
  • Attendance at the Spring Sharecase: Thursday, April 24, 2025, 4:30pm-6pm
  • Endorsement from an Administrator

In recognition of the level of commitment to participating in the Building Thinking Classrooms Teacher Collaborative, stipends will be awarded to participating teachers ($800).

Join us and revolutionize your teaching approach with the power of Building Thinking Classrooms!

Please submit your application form before April 26, 2024.


When July 30, 2024 - August 01, 2024, February 05, 2025, and April 24, 2025
Times vary - - see schedule above
Location Sonoma County Office of Education (SCOE)
5340 Skylane Boulevard Santa Rosa, CA 95403
Presenter Rick Barlow | Project Coordinator, Math
Cost Free

Teachers Grade 6-12

Registration closes 04/26/2024
Registration Eduardo Valencia, (707) 522-3287,
Questions Rick Barlow, (707) 522-3209,
Apply Here