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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

Assessment-Centered Teaching: A Reflective Practice for Science Formative Assessment

Learn and implement science formative assessment practices to find out what your students, K-12, really know.

Professional Development

Bridging Cultures Between Home and School Institute: Understanding Cultural Differences for Student Success

Work effectively with students and families whose cultural backgrounds stress the value of collaboration and group effort above individual academic achievement.

Professional Development

Building Educator Assessment Literacy (BEAL): Making the Most of Smarter Balanced Performance Tasks to Improve Teaching and Learning

Learn how to effectively use Smarter Balanced performance tasks during classroom instruction to improve student learning outcomes.

Professional Development

California Inclusion and Behavior Consultation Network: Supporting Early Learning Programs Serving Children with Disabilities, Challenging Behaviors, and Other Special Needs

Increase capacity of early care and education programs to serve children with disabilities, challenging behaviors, and other special needs.

Professional Development