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Area of Work

Teachers & Leaders

WestEd strengthens knowledge and policies to help teachers and administrators meet the rigorous demands of their work. By developing the effectiveness of our nation’s education leaders through research and carefully tailored programs, we ultimately contribute to improving student learning outcomes.

This work entails developing high-quality practices and programs for comprehensive teacher learning, from preservice through teacher leadership, and conducting research to build visibility and understanding of how the nation’s teachers and education leaders impact student learning.

Services to Help You

Transformational Leadership Coaching

Develop effective and valued school and district leadership teams through training, reflection, analysis, and action planning designed to dramatically improve student learning and achievement.

Professional Development

Trauma-Informed Practices in Early Childhood (TIP-EC)

Learn about trauma and its impact on young children's learning and development. Understand how to use strategies that are sensitive to children who may have experienced trauma and that support the health, healing, resilience, and well-being of these children. ...

Professional Development

VITAL Collaboration: Developing and Revitalizing Professional Learning Communities

Create or revitalize a data-driven professional learning community (PLC) that will drive schoolwide improvement in teaching and learning. Participate in our year-long, research-based professional learning designed to optimize PLC effectiveness.

Professional Development

WestEd School Improvement Planning: Comprehensive Planning and Monitoring to Improve Student Achievement

WestEd partners with you to develop a comprehensive school improvement plan that integrates the Four Domains for Rapid School Improvement to ensure all systems are aligned and working to support improved student achievement.

Professional Development