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Better results begin with better training

Educational Directions provides a number of services to schools and school districts. In each case, the services are targeted to the state accountability system demands and to the identified needs of the schools and districts. Based on our discussions and on our initial examination, we can customize a menu of services for your schools.

Sample Offerings

Each session can stand alone or be included in a professional development set. Sessions are targeted to state expectations and can be targeted to specific grade groups (e.g. K-3 or 9-10) or to cross grade "strand" groups (e.g. math or science).

  • Turnaround Programs
  • Professional Development Presentations
  • Academic Leadership Coaching
  • Coaching and Facilitated Planning
  • Leadership Development
  • Cirriculum Unpacking/Development
  • Model/Mentor Facility by Working With Students
  • Walk Through Observations
  • Academic Audits
  • Train The Trainer Models
  • Strategic Data Planning and Management
  • Custom Tool Kit and Database Development
  • Technology Support

What Schools Must Know

As federal and state laws have focused more and more attention on "standards" and "improved performance for ALL students," schools find that current thinking about "performance data" and "research-based practice" is no longer adequate. Schools must know the current answers to four questions: What do our students know? What can they do with what they know? At what level can they work? Is the performance consistent with the assessment used to measure their performance? Our services are designed to help you and your staff answer these questions.

AUDITS

ED also provides "ACADEMIC REVIEWS" OR "AUDITS "for schools. The ACADEMIC REVIEW is a tool that can be used to generate a quick picture and analysis of current school classroom practice. The review is conducted by a team of educators (a team captain and a set of "observers") and includes interviews (with all staff and focus groups of parents and students) and 15-30 minute classroom observations in each classroom. In some cases, a review of relevant school artifacts will be included.

Sample SESSIONS

Educational Directions provides training programs to groups of educators, school leaders, and administrators aimed at improving the performance of students within a given school district, county, or state.
Our program is designed to change the thinking about "practice" and then assist schools in finding relevant "best practices."
Our specialized program not only implements best-practices and procedures to ensure maximum improvement, but also includes ongoing coaching and support for our clients. We will help you find the answers to the questions above.

We offer various sessions, covering a variety of topics to maximize the effectiveness of our program: