Substitute Training

SUBINSTITUTE provides top tier professional development designed and facilitated by former educators and school administrators. Our professional development categories are designed to meet your unique training needs, and can be assigned to specified team members as needed.


Classroom Basics

1 Classroom Management
2 Student Engagement
3 Professionalism
4 Lesson Plan Preparation
5 Instructional Strategies

Upper Level Content & SPED

1 Upper Level Math
2 Upper Level Science
3 Upper Level ELA
4 Elementary Math
5 Elementary ELA
6 SPED Best Practices

Substitute Teaching 101

Best Practices & Professional Development

Guest teachers will learn how to incorporate detailed approaches, strategies and routines that create a productive learning environment. Teachers will explore classroom philosophies that provide a safe and supportive learning environment, while learning how to apply them to their own teaching opportunities.

Educators will understand the role that student engagement plays in the learning process. Teachers will learn how to foster students’ curiosity, interest and thinking to support learning and personal growth in the classroom. Guest teachers will be able to apply teaching practices focused on motivating students and using strategies to excite them about their learning.

Once completing this course, teachers will have developed a strong understanding of professionalism in the school setting. Educators will learn about appropriate dress, composure, attitude, actions and approach to situations while filling the teacher role.

Educators will learn about each step required for effective lesson planning. Each part of a lesson plan will be covered at length, as well as the importance of preparation and how to outline learning objectives.

Guest teachers will learn how to incorporate instructional strategies into their lesson plans. Teachers will learn how different strategies can create a dynamic and diverse lesson by reviewing an assortment of effective strategies that can be applied to any classroom.

Social Emotional Learning

Best Practices & Professional Development

This course will help teachers gain a deeper understanding of what a restorative classroom looks like and how the approach can lead to more accountable, respectful and supportive learning environments. They will learn proper techniques to implement restorative practices and build stronger relationships that will encourage positive behaviors and reduce conflict.

Educators will learn about developmental social emotional needs of elementary aged children. Strategies will be taught to enhance the social emotional learning of these students, while coordinating useful practices that can be applied in the classroom. The focus will be on managing emotions, identifying goals, self-regulation, understanding others and maintaining friendships.

Guest teachers will learn best practices for supporting social emotional learning of middle schoolers. They will learn how to support positive decision-making, problem solving techniques, evaluating consequences, and other skills to help prepare them for high school.

Techniques will be taught to empower high school students to be successful in the classroom and beyond. Guest teachers will learn how to provide opportunities for students to practice their ability to manage relationships, how to deal with peer pressure and strategies for stress management.

Upper Level Content and SPED

Best Practices & Professional Development

Substitutes will be provided explicit instruction on best practices and differentiation techniques in the areas of upper level math courses. Teachers will be instructed on the fundamentals in these content areas as well as tools and techniques that can be used to teach them.

Specialized training tailored for upper level science courses, centered around the best resources to engage higher level thinking. Allowing teachers to review and grow their science background to provide engaging lessons in this subject area.

Teachers will explore best practices for teaching upper level English Language Arts courses, building upon their knowledge of these area in the real-world. Support will be provided to address more complicated reading comprehension techniques, developing analytical skills, and teach highly proficient writing skills.

Educators will be taught specific, research-based approaches geared toward elementary math instruction. Instruction will be provided on using manipulatives, connecting concepts to prior knowledge, and explaining mathematical reasoning.

Instruction will be provided to promote best practices when teaching elementary-aged ELA concepts. Teachers will learn how to address ELA skills starting from basic reading techniques to instruction on writing process and reading comprehension. Teachers will learn a variety of strategies to address a diverse classroom of learners.

Educators will be coached on specially designed instruction techniques to support students with diverse learning needs. The ‘big ideas’ in the world of special education will be reviewed and teachers will learn how to ensure an inclusive learning environment for their students.