We utilize a 360-degree full-immersion approach to supporting schools in their continuous improvement processes. Professional development at IEE is a comprehensive combination of new learning in the form of workshops and supported implementation of that new learning in the form of job-embedded coaching. We support schools of every demographic and at all performance levels.
The Institute for Excellence in Education provides high quality professional learning experiences for all participants. IEE PD is grounded in Learning Forward’s Standards of Professional Learning, providing school communities with holistic and systematic experiences that lead to sustained changes in practice. Our presenters are expert facilitators trained in leading adult learners through new processes and cognitive conflict. We work with schools to identify their professional development needs and ensure learning is embedded in the school improvement process.
Ongoing job-embedded coaching is vital to implementing sustained changes in a school environment as it ensures that new learning is carried out with fidelity. IEE’s coaches work side-by-side with educators, modeling new methods and co-teaching in classrooms, for the specific purpose of empowering educators to make continued improvements to their practice. Our team of experienced coaches offer expertise in a variety of areas, such as leadership, instruction, content-area specialties, data, and technology.
Learning Walks are a systematic and collaborative method for gathering quantitative and qualitative data to inform decision making. Learning walks allow teams of educators to visit a school with a focus on specific criteria. The team collects evidence regarding implementation and level of effectiveness of the identified criteria. The findings are provided to the school in the form of “noticings” suggesting growth areas and next steps for the school to examine.
Our coaches specialize in gathering data, improving climate and culture, English language arts, and more. Click here to meet our team and explore the possibilities they could bring to your school.