October 21, 2015


Professional Learning Sessions (Direct to Participant or Train the Trainer/Coach)

Topics of Expertise:

Continuous Improvement – Student Learning Objectives (SLOs), Data-Driven Decision-Making, Data Teams, Action Research, Effective Teams, Inter-Rater Reliability, Cognitive Coaching

Whole Child Approaches – Trauma-Informed Teaching, Social Emotional Learning, Student-Teacher Relationships, Mindfulness in the Classroom, Culturally Responsive Teaching, Growth Mindset, Student Agency, Student Voice, Restorative Justice, Asset-Based Framing, Safe and Supportive Learning Environments, Family Engagement

Innovative Instruction – Brain-Based Teaching, Deeper Learning, Project-Based Learning, How People Learn, Personalized Learning, Technology Enabled Learning, Place-Based Learning, Open Educational Resources (OER)

Career Readiness – 21st Century Learning, Skills for Success, Cross-Sector Competencies, Content-Based Literacy

Meeting Student Needs – Understanding and Unpacking Standards, Competency-Based Learning, Universal Design, Designing for the “Tails,” Evidence-based Interventions, Gifted Education, Inclusion

Assessment – Rubric Design, Formative Assessment, Standards-based Grading, Performance Assessment

Strategic Support:

Areas of Expertise:

Systems Change – Systemic Reform, Continuous Improvement, Change Management, Educator Buy-In, Theories of Action, Root Causes, Streamlining Processes & Strategically Allocating Resources

Human Capital – Recruitment and Retention of Diverse Teachers, Teacher Selection, Career Development, Observation Rubric Development, Inter Rater Reliability, Extending Reach of Most Effective Teachers, Distributed Leadership, Effective Feedback for Educators, Effective Principals, Principal Supervision, Teacher Voice, Professionalizing Teaching, Personalized Professional Learning, Instructional Leadership and Coaching

Student Pathways & Progression – Early College High School, Dual Enrollment, CLEP, AP, IB

Standards Alignment

Teacher Preparation – Teacher Residency, Alternative Preparation, Teacher Licensure, Program Approval, Accreditation/Self Study, Preparing Teachers for Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Schools

Partnerships – Teacher Preparation Partnerships, Professional Development Schools, Networked Improvement Communities

School Climate – Trauma-Sensitive Schools, Safe and Supportive Learning Environments

Equity – Opportunity Gaps, Supporting Marginalized Students

Reports & White Papers:

Sample Products:

MD Teaching Consortium, “Preparing Educators for High-Poverty, High-Minority Schools: A Manual for Teacher Educators, Teachers and Principals

Illinois Department of Education, “Content Area Prerequisites for Teaching Certification: A Policy Scan”

Broward County Public Schools, “Literature Review to Inform Coaching and Induction Program Design”

Performance Matters, “Technology Solutions for a Successful SLO Program”

MD Instructional Technology Advisory Council, “Instructional Technology: Accelerating Maryland’s Third Wave of Reform”

MD State Department of Education, Report on Part B Indicator 8 of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act

Education Development Center, “Active Learning in Mathematics & Science: A Mixed Methods Evaluation Report” for the states of Chhattisgarh & Karnataka, India

Bowie State University, “Professional Development Schools”

Howard County Library System, “Best Practices in Informal STEM Learning”

Urban Teachers, “Urban Teachers’ Evidence Based Approach to Teacher Preparation” and “Assessing Effectiveness: How Urban Teachers Evaluates its Teachers”

Pearson, “Literacy Observation Framework”

Anne Arundel County Public Schools, “Teacher & Principal Evaluation Handbook” and “Teacher & Principal Evaluation Handbook Addendum for Administrators”

UMUC, “MAT Program Conceptual Framework”

Program Design:

Areas of Expertise:

Masters of Arts in Teaching Programs

Alternative Preparation and Residency Programs

Mentoring and Coaching Programs

Induction Programs

Inservice Professional Development

Career Ladders

Web-Based Professional Development:

Areas of Expertise:


Online & Hybrid Courses

PD Modules

Instructional Videos


Federal Grant Writing/Proposal Support:

Areas of Expertise:

US Education Department Grants

National Science Foundation Grants

AmeriCorps State & National Grants

State Grant Proposals & Foundation Funding:

Areas of Expertise:

State Pass-Through Grants (from federal awards)

State Grants

Private Foundations

Family Foundations

Corporate Foundations