Certification

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Professional Developer/Habits of Mind Trainer Certification

Educators and practitioners of HOM interested in pursuing a process to become an IHOM professional developer/trainer certified by the Institute for Habits of Mind (IHOM) would engage in a process designed to equip them through study, implementation and coaching. Those interested in pursuing the process to become a HOM professional developer/trainer should have a minimum of one year’s active experience with the Habits of Mind in a school or district/organization. For more information please contact Michele De Bellis, Affiliate and Director of IHOM Professional Development at michele.debellis@gmail.com

Habits of Mind Learning Community of Excellence

A Habits of Mind Learning Community is a place where all inhabitants value, display and seek to deepen the Habits of Mind. Evidence may be found in classroom instruction, curriculum design and throughout the school’s physical environment and culture. Parents, care givers, teachers, students, school leaders, learning assistants, library staff and everybody involved in the school community will use the language of the habits, be committed to the deepening, advocating and sustaining Habits of Mind over the long term. In a Habits of Mind Learning Community practitioners undertake monitoring strategies and action research to gather evidence, to study and learn from the effects of their efforts.  School leadership personnel would make a clear commitment to model the habits in their own work and facilitate the Habits of Mind to become the norms of the organization.  Meet our HOM Certified Schools. For more information on how your school can become certified, you can review the FAQs or please contact Michele De Bellis at michele.debellis@gmail.com

HOM Ambassadors

Ambassadors are people who are in schools where the habits of Mind are a well integrated part of their school mission and vision.  They have volunteered to receive queries and visitors with the hope that they can share their learning with others.  We welcome any schools to contact us to be included in this list.