In this customized professional development, participants learn how to:
- Use standards to build vertically aligned curricula and curricular resources that meet the needs of all students, including English learners and students with special needs
- Apply standards-driven and research-based practices to implement innovative instruction that supports all learners
- Create a balanced system of assessments that enhance student engagement and measure progress to inform daily teaching and learning
- Ensure student readiness for state-level summative assessments
- Build capacity for frequent and high-quality interactions among teachers that enhance professional practices and foster a collaborative culture using WestEd’s VITAL Collaboration protocols
- Develop teacher evaluation systems that create buy-in and improve teacher effectiveness
- Develop school- and district-level strategic plans to address all objectives above
- Create and revise existing policies to support all district- and school-level efforts around curriculum, instruction, and assessment
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Our services range from multi-day training to multi-year partnerships that include face-to-face, virtual, and blended professional development models. We can provide a combination of these professional learning formats that are tailored to your needs.
WestEd also offers comprehensive needs assessments to better customize our services.
What Makes This Service Unique
- Our staff members (former teachers, school leaders, and district administrators) combine experience with a strong focus on understanding what works in education and bridging the gap between research and practice.
- We meet clients where they are and tailor our approach to meet their specific needs, schedule, and capacity.
- We offer a scaffolded process that makes changes more coordinated and manageable.
The cost of services is based on a customized service model co-created with the school or district. It will be included in a service proposal.
For more information about this service, please contact us: Kevin Perks at 781.481.1110 or email@example.com if you are located east of the Mississippi River. Robert Rosenfeld at 415.717.5450 or firstname.lastname@example.org, if you are located west of the Mississippi River.