Teach n’ Kids Learn Inc. (TKL) foundation for onsite professional development has been developed based on having more than 15 years of experience providing district and school level comprehensive school reform. Our professional development incorporates extensive research in the field of education, focused to support adult learning practices, effective staff development techniques, and interwoven online support through our Pathwright Learning Platform.
Our multi-faceted delivery method for onsite incorporates a blended approach. We understand professional development needs to meet the needs of its participants, but to also do so in a flexible, supportive manner, which includes pre- and post-learning activities.
All sessions will be conducted using the following approach for optimal instructional transference into practice for participating teachers. Specific agendas, which outline participant, expected outcomes, and content details will be provided in each of the selected sessions.
Our Onsite Instructional Methodology
Pre-Session — Prior to the onsite session delivery, participants will have access to focused content through our Pathwright Learning Platform. Information and activities will include topic related pre-reading articles, research, video lesson segments, and more.
Onsite Instructional Sessions — During the onsite delivery a TKL consultant will focus on key elements of best practices, content, and modeling of pedagogical strategies. TKL consultants will also focus on transference into practice. Participants will make connections between information provided from theory/concept into direct application into practice. Participants will be provided a combination of practical hands-on activities, recommended lesson plan adjustments, review and discussion of actual classroom video footage, demonstrations through coaching and modeling, and practical processes and procedures.
Post-Session — Participants will continue to have access to our Pathwright Learning Platform to complete all post work and assignments. Through this online tool, participants will be able to continue to review professional development content courses and resources specifically designed to enhance and augment services provided during the online sessions.
Comprehensive School Reform Professional Development Model
Districts and schools seeking to implement systemic comprehensive improvement may be interested in the following programs Teach n’ Kids Learn has to offer.
School Improvement Initiative
The School Improvement Initiative (Si2™) is an intensive school-turnaround program for lower performing schools. Si2 provides schools and districts with sets of principles, guidelines, and materials teachers and administrators can apply and adapt in order to bring about systemic reform and overall student improved achievement.
Our program will focus on
- Building Instructional Leadership Capacity
- Establishing A Team-Based Approach for Professional Growth
- Refining Instructional Practices Through the Use of Observation Protocols
- Continuous Review and Progress Monitoring
- School Improvement Benchmarking Tool
- Classroom Instructional Improvement (Ci2™) Protocol
- Content and Instructional Focus Using A Lesson Study Approach
- Curriculum and Test Data Review
- Professional Learning Communities
- Data Driven Decision Making
- Instructional Modeling and Coaching
- Onsite Professional Development Seminars
- Online Continuing Education Resources and Course Work
Mathematics Improvement Initiative
The Mathematics Improvement Initiative (Mi2™) professional development program is specialized to help schools and districts improve instruction and achievement within mathematics. Within the overall Mi2 comprehensive program we have developed three targeted offerings to address the need for supporting in-depth content math fidelity and pedagogical fidelity. As well as, the special needs of students with limited English proficiency.
- Advanced Concept Development Sessions
- Program Quality Inventory for Mathematics
- Transcending the Language Barrier of Math
- Transforming Classroom Instruction for Math