Interactive professional development workshops allow educators to take a deep dive into a specific topic and learn by doing. From one-day to week-long workshops, Center staff meet with clients to develop custom-designed trainings, then follow up with professional development during the school year to build solid practice.

Both consulting, coaching, and professional development workshops are offered on the following topics that, when combined together, create a powerful school:

 Authentic Assessment

  • Designing an authentic assessment system
  • Graduate Exhibitions
  • Rubric development and calibration
  • Student Portfolios
  • Student-led conferences
  • Student learning plans

Common Core

  • Designing performance tasks
  • Integrating the Common Core into Project Based Learning

Instructional Practice

  • Curriculum mapping
  • Instruction focused on clearly defined learning targets, objectives, and competencies
  • Data-driven differentiated instruction
  • Developing industry-aligned real world curriculum

Integrated Project-Based Learning

  • Designing a project – from essential questions to student presentations
  • Aligning projects to Common Core and content standards
  • Integrating projects across multiple subject areas
  • Analyzing student data for improved instructional practice

Learner-Centered School Design and Implementation

  • Developing mission, vision and intended impact
  • Backwards planning to agreed upon student outcomes
  • Support in all elements of school design
  • Inquiry-based learning
  • Long-term school growth plans
  • Pilot school design and implementation

Personalized Learning

  • Advisory programs
  • Differentiated learning
  • Peer mentoring program
  • Personalizing the classroom environment
  • Social/emotional teaching and learning

School Culture

  • Developing a community of practice
  • Establishing school norms
  • Collaborative team-building