PD for Teachers

+ Curriculum for Students


REAL Impact

R.E.A.L.® works with schools by serving teachers and students simultaneously.

R.E.A.L.® PD equips teachers to be global leaders in discussion-based learning.

Our programs are flexible, practical, and research-backed.

All R.E.A.L.® programs serve teachers and students in tandem — this two-pronged approach is the “secret sauce” behind our impact!

Schools design a program that reflects their vision and needs by choosing among several options for both PD & Curriculum. We’re here to help you dream big and get tactical when it comes to designing a great-fit discussion skills curriculum. 

PD For Faculty

All teachers using R.E.A.L. Discussion in their classes must be certified in the R.E.A.L. method. We offer Sprint, Cohort, and Custom PD pathways – get in touch with us to talk through which is best for your faculty. 

All R.E.A.L.® Certification includes:

  • One-on-one ‘Office Hours’ consult
  • Interactive group learning experience
  • Evergreen access to an asynchronous course
  • Year-long access to R.E.A.L. portal (which is where R.E.A.L. impact dashboards live)

Once certified, faculty become a part of our community where they have access to :

  • On-demand instructional coaching
  • Live events and resources
  • A professional network

Get in touch to identify the best R.E.A.L. Certification Path for your Faculty! 

Curriculum for students

All students using R.E.A.L. Discussion must have a R.E.A.L. Coursepack. R.E.A.L. Coursepacks are sold on an annual, per-student basis.

R.E.A.L.® Curriculum is available in middle and high school versions:

  • R.E.A.L. Jr. Coursepack: Best for grades 6-8
  • R.E.A.L. Classic Coursepack: Best for grades 8-10

Each R.E.A.L.® Coursepack includes:

  • One R.E.A.L. Portfolio (which scaffolds a full year of screen-free conversation)
  • One R.E.A.L. Portal log-in (tool for entering data and reflections) 

Schools may choose Standard or Customized Coursepacks. 

NOTE: Many schools choose to sell R.E.A.L. Coursepacks through their school bookstore. We are happy to share ISBNs and coordinate shipment with Bookstore Managers once the best-fit Coursepacks have been selected and designed.

All R.E.A.L.® programs serve teachers and students in tandem — this two-pronged approach is the “secret sauce” behind our impact!

Schools design a program that reflects their vision and needs by choosing among several options for both PD & Curriculum. We’re here to help you dream big and get tactical when it comes to designing a great-fit discussion skills curriculum. 

R.E.A.L. Discussion works with schools and educators in one of three ways.

Explore our signature program

Level 1 R.E.A.L. Discussion Certification for Middle Years Teachers, is available through our trusted partners at International School Services. It is designed for middle years teachers and team leads and includes:

  • Four-hour asynchronous course featuring 40-page teacher guide and footage from real, R.E.A.L. classrooms. Topics include: The Discussion Imperative; Building Common Language; Learning Routines; Process Assessment; Alignment with IB and other common curricula.
  • One-year license to Virtual “Pilot Pack” of R.E.A.L. Student Materials, for use with up to 100 students. Materials are IB-aligned.
  • Optional live sessions with R.E.A.L. Coach and global REAL PLC.

Work with us directly

For schools interested in a strategic, division or school-wide approach to building capacity for discussion-based teaching, we offer custom consulting packages that include any / all of the below. Request a proposal here.

  • Teacher Training: Consider our R.E.A.L. certification course or custom-designed PD on discussion-based learning (facilitated live by R.E.A.L. Founder Liza Garonzik)
  • Student Materials: Design student materials that reflect your school’s brand, mission, and existing curriculum.
  • Instructional Coaching: Launch a Train-the-Trainer model to build R.E.A.L. Discussion coaching capacity within your school ranks.
  • Impact Reports + Community Event Guides: effectively communicate the impact of R.E.A.L. Discussion in terms of students’ academic and socio-emotional growth through data-focused impact reports and outlines for community engagement programs.

Keep learning — through live and pre-recorded content.

We offer additional courses and even event bookings through through Eduspark.

Not finding exactly what you’re looking for?

Tell us a bit more about your vision and let’s talk. There’s little we love more than conversation!