Teacher & Leader Support

We know how much educators benefit from ongoing, grade-specific learning and collaboration - like 4th grade math teachers all using the same curriculum, or middle school principals all working to strengthen literacy – but many schools don’t have the numbers or capacity to get this specific.

With a blend of in-person and virtual structures, we provide training and support across district lines. Unlike traditional professional development that can tend to be one-size-fits-all, we work side by side with groups of teachers and leaders to target the real instructional challenges they face in their classrooms and schools.

Our Teacher and Leader Support services are offered through two structures:

  • Bootcamps: Intensive learning opportunities for educators to dive deeply together into a narrow focus
  • Collaboratives: Cohort learning opportunities that bring educators together in role-alike groups, either in-person or virtually, for learning embedded and evolving throughout the year

All Teacher and Leader Support offerings are role-specific and peer-led. For example, a 4th grade teacher implementing Eureka Math for the first time can join a virtual collaborative with other 4th grade teachers new to using Eureka that is led by a teacher who has used Eureka in their classroom for two years. We believe educators learn best with each other by working through the real challenges they experience in their daily work.

“Through the work in the Algebra Collaborative, I felt more prepared to coach an Algebra 1 teacher using high quality tasks. We were able to work together to set up situations and ask questions that caused students to have to dig beyond the surface of an algorithm or procedure." -Amanda Cole, Algebra I Collaborative participant

“Through the work in the Algebra Collaborative, I felt more prepared to coach an Algebra 1 teacher using high quality tasks. We were able to work together to set up situations and ask questions that caused students to have to dig beyond the surface of an algorithm or procedure."

-Amanda Cole, Algebra I Collaborative participant

“Now, every time I am in a school, I have ELA teachers talking about the Bootcamps, asking me questions about how to best implement their standards, and suggesting that I work with other teachers who did not attend on different pieces from the training.  For many of the teachers who attended, it has rejuvenated their passion for teaching simply because they are now looking at their standards through a different lens." -Amanda Powers, Anderson County

“Now, every time I am in a school, I have ELA teachers talking about the Bootcamps, asking me questions about how to best implement their standards, and suggesting that I work with other teachers who did not attend on different pieces from the training.  For many of the teachers who attended, it has rejuvenated their passion for teaching simply because they are now looking at their standards through a different lens."

-Amanda Powers, Anderson County