We believe the best professional development occurs when there is a sustained, reciprocal relationship developed between consultants and the educators with whom they work.
We work with grades K-12, from classrooms in individual schools to larger districts and educational organizations. We have experience working in urban, suburban and rural communities with higher performing districts and places where students face academic or social challenges. We believe the best professional development occurs when there is a sustained, reciprocal relationship developed between consultants and the educators with whom they work.
To this end, we encourage our partnership to span across a series of days across the school year. That being said, we also understand the value of a one full, inspiring day of professional learning in a powerful daylong workshop. Whatever the format, we offer personalized planning with each of our partners to ensure responsive, relevant and rigorous professional development.
A few ways we can work together:
On-site Staff Development
We facilitate on-site study groups on topics of interest, typically organized by grade levels or by teacher interest (cross-grade). This option typically includes 1-2 periods with several groups of teachers across the day. This option is helpful when you are launching a new topic to study or engaging in a deep study of a topic.
Classroom Demonstrations and Coaching
We work in classrooms alongside teachers to demonstrate different teaching methods or structures. This option can also include supporting and coaching teachers as they engage in the work. Classroom demonstrations are helpful when you are interested in seeing teaching in action, working directly with students, or supporting teachers as they try new or different methods.
We present daylong workshops for educators on specific topics of interest, such as close reading, teaching tools, or powerful writing instruction. This option often involves a larger group of participants for either a half or full day. Workshops are helpful when you are interested in widely exploring a topic across a day.
Distance Learning Packages
We participate in distance learning sessions on a topic of interest or on personalized questions prepared in advance. These sessions tend to be an hour long and can be bundled with a few sessions across the year. This option is helpful when focusing on a very specific need or topic, when needing a solution-oriented session based on problems you are facing, or when you want a quick check-in support session.