Professional Development

Leadership & Process

We will work with you to create an ideal professional development plan to support your goals and budget.

Individual Sessions

All our sessions can be conducted onsite or facilitated online over a series of engagements. Onsite sessions are $2500 a day per facilitator, plus travel costs. Our online sessions are offered at $250 an hour, with some sessions requiring a minimum of two hours.

Design a Curriculum Process

Onsite: 1 – 2 days | Online:– 6 one-hour guided sessions + independent work

Audience: School leadership team

Launch your new curriculum initiative or reinvigorate your process with comprehensive and detailed planning for sustainable success. By articulating your vision, gathering supportive resources, and applying change management strategies, propel your curriculum development process.

Outcomes:

  • Map your curriculum development process, starting with your goals for the work.
  • Identify details, including timelines, roles and responsibilities, and resources needed to facilitate the curriculum initiative.
  • Develop strategies to generate teacher buy-in and organize your planning process in a transparent and accessible way.
Develop a Curriculum Review Process

Onsite: 1 day | Online: 3-6 one-hour guided sessions + independent work

Audience: Teachers, curriculum writers, school leadership

A guaranteed and viable curriculum requires ongoing review and revision. This ensures it addresses mandated learning requirements and meets student needs. Develop a systematic approach to evaluate, review and revise your curriculum.  

 

Outcomes:

  • Develop a holistic approach to your review process that reflects the needs of your learning community.
  • Articulate goals for the review, identify the steps, and cultivate resources to leverage this process on an ongoing basis.
Conduct a Curriculum Review

Onsite: 1 day | Online: 3-6 one-hour guided sessions + independent work

Audience: Teachers, curriculum writers, school leadership

Gathering and analyzing data and resources is the first step to improving curriculum development. The next step is to conduct your curriculum review. Identify gaps and redundancies, assess the efficacy of standards alignment, inspect the diversification of assessment practices, and measure progress toward your curriculum goals.

 

Outcomes:

  • With actionable data available in Atlas, as well as rubrics and other relevant resources, conduct a curriculum review process.
  • Garner a deep understanding and of curriculum across your school or district.
  • Apply findings to enhance curriculum and directly impact teaching and learning.
Support Your School Accreditation Process

Onsite: 1 day | Online: 3-6 one-hour guided sessions + independent work

Audience: Accreditation planning teams

Develop a school accreditation process that satisfies the requirements of your accrediting body. Support your self-study and site visit through transparent and collaborative planning and centralized evidence gathering and reporting.

Outcomes:

  • Map the accreditation process in Atlas to centralize resources, track progress, outline roles and responsibilities, and facilitate the self-study.
  • Build your team by identifying key roles and responsibilities for the self-study.
  • Review your accreditation guidelines and configure Atlas to reflect curriculum requirements.
  • Evaluate the existing curriculum at your school or district and determine steps to strengthen alignment.
  • Design a dashboard to support the site visit review.
  • Plan how you will implement feedback from your accreditation review and cultivate long-term change.
Build a Professional Development Plan

Onsite: 1/2 day | Online: 3-6 one-hour guided sessions

Audience: School leadership teams responsible for PD

Teacher professional development promotes engaging classroom experiences, buy-in to new initiatives, and a desire to grow and improve instructional practices. Professional development is integral to student achievement and drives school change. For professional learning to be effective, it must be intentionally planned, facilitated, and ongoing.

Outcomes:

  • Review teacher professional development best practices.
  • Assess the needs of teachers, especially as they apply to school initiatives and teaching and learning goals.
  • Create a comprehensive plan to support teacher growth that will include timelines and roles and responsibilities.
Design the Right Unit Template

Onsite: 1/2 day | Online: 2-3 hours of guided session(s)

Audience: School leadership team

Your curriculum mapping template helps create focus and articulate the most important aspects for your school or district. Knowing what characterizes your curriculum will help determine the design of it. Consider how you want to use the curriculum and what specifically you want to capture, such as core content, interdisciplinary connections, standards alignment, or school mission.

Outcomes:

  • Review template examples to generate ideas about what information might be.
  • Reflect on curriculum goals, initiatives, and priorities to identify relevant curriculum elements, such as content and skills, assessment, and differentiation.
  • Design a curriculum mapping template that will best facilitate curriculum development.
Leadership in Early Childhood Programs

Onsite: 1 day

Audience: School leadership

Identify the most common aspects of quality leadership in Early Childhood Programs and consider how these elements support/align to best practices.  Develop and prioritize leadership goals (for program implementation, staff professional learning, or family outreach), discuss a site’s specific leadership challenges, and strategies to address these areas.

Outcomes:

  • Identify the most common aspects of quality leadership in early childhood education programs.
  • Consider how these elements support and align to best practices.
  • Develop and prioritize leadership goals (for program implementation, staff professional learning, or family outreach)
  • Discuss leadership challenges and review strategies to address them.
Design Early Childhood Curriculum Templates

Onsite: 1/2 day | Online: 2-3 hours of guided session(s)

Audience: School leadership and early childhood education teachers

Understand the elements of age appropriate short and long term unit planning.  Review templates and discuss how their structure can support best practices when engaging young learners. Supplemental lesson plans can also be discussed.  Consider how to communicate these curriculum ideas to families. 

Outcomes:

  • Understand the elements of age appropriate short- and long-term unit planning.
  • Review templates and discuss how their structure can support best practices when engaging young learners.
  • Develop a template that allow teachers to meet the needs of young learners and address stated learning objectives.
  • Consider how to communicate curriculum to families.
  • Discuss supplemental lesson.

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