School Partnerships for Whole School Change
We provide high quality professional development to districts and schools. Our work focuses on supporting and leading whole-school change while embracing strong, trusting relationships and a plan for sustainable change. The professional development is collaboratively designed to be active, embedded,on-going, and focused. We believe in partnering with districts and schools that have a strong commitment to being student centered and providing the best possible experience for all involved.
Our model focuses on:
- A three year relationship
- 50-70 hours of embedded professional development per year
- A teacher driven leadership team
- Driven by research and best practice
This experience should be considered intensive, ongoing (measured in years), and connected to practice. It focuses on student learning and addressing the teaching of specific curriculum content. It aligns with school improvement priorities and goals, and aims to ..build strong working relationships among teachers. It's an experienceanchored by attention to students’ thinking, the curriculum, and pedagogy. It offers access to alternative ideas and methods, creates opportunities to observe these in action while promoting reflection on the reasons for their effectiveness.
And it facilitates active learning among teachers.
Our partnerships provide opportunities for teachers to observe each other, plan collaboratively, review examples of student work, and present to colleagues and community beyond their school walls. If you are a school or team leader interested in hearing more about a long-term partnership opportunity, please contact Scott Thompson, at firstname.lastname@example.org.