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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

Creating and Implementing Innovative College- and Career-Ready Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment

Get research-based support to create and implement innovative and cohesive K-12 curriculum, instruction, and assessment systems to help ensure students are college- and career-ready.

Professional Development

Discussion Builders Workshop: Promote K–8 Student Communication, Reasoning Skills, and Language Development

Lead effective discussions that boost collaborative and respectful critical thinking and use of academic language among your students.

Professional Development

Early Childhood Home Visiting Best Practices: Institutes and Customized Professional Learning

Learn best practices and the latest advances in child development for providing effective home visiting services to families and young children.

Professional Development

Early Math Initiative: Pre-K Mathematics Workshops for Supporting Children at Home & in the Classroom

Want to close the achievement gap in your early education program? Participate in WestEd's Early Math Initiative by attending a Pre-K Mathematics Workshop, where we use a hands-on approach and provide instruction to both pre-kindergarten and transitional ...

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