We work with educators to align instructional practices to support all students to graduate prepared for college, career, and civic life in today's rapidly changing world. This requires educators to ensure rigor and integrity across academic content areas, while also integrating opportunities for students to learn transferable skills and to cultivate essential habits of mind. Aligned instruction is an integral component of our Quality Performance Assessment (QPA) framework, allowing for multiple learning pathways where students can apply the knowledge, skills, and dispositions they are mastering in personalized and relevant ways.
Championing culturally-relevant teaching and learning.
Supporting educators to build authentic relationships ensures that student perspectives are recognized, and that each student is engaged in rigorous and relevant instructiobased on their unique identities. Cultural competency needs to be at the forefront. Every classroom must recognize and understand students’ diverse languages, cultures, and experiences.
Developing future graduates who are prepared for today's world.
In the era of ESSA, there is a demand for more student-centered instruction and authentic assessments.Our future graduates will be expected to not merely retain facts and formulas, but to think critically, problem-solve collaboratively, and innovate creatively. We need instructional practices that are personalized, engaging, and properly prepares for the challenges of today’s world.
Cultivating a culture of teacher-driven change.
Empowering teachers to own their students’ education is the critical first step. In order to design and implement learning experiences that recognize the multiple dimensions of the individual student, educators must engage in reflective practice, try new approaches, and share their challenges and successes with their colleagues.
How We Can Support You
Our team members work with faculty and administrators to learn new tools and processes, design common practices, and create sustainable systems for change. We offer a range of services that can be customized to your needs (including workshops, institutes, coaching sessions, leadership training, and online learning modules) and encourage sustained relationships with our partners to ensure the greatest impact.
|Culturally Responsive Pedagogy||Competency-based Instructional Shifts (also proficiency or mastery-based)|
|Community of Practice Development and Facilitation|