SERVICES

Professional Development

Philosophy and Approach

School climate is based on relationships. Our professional development helps you maximize learning and achievement by making sure every member of your school community feels welcomed and seen. Cultivating a positive school climate takes intentional work and ongoing support around diversity, equity and inclusion. We know how to help educators embrace this work from within and how to involve all members of the school community.

Services
  • Lead workshops, trainings and in-service opportunities

  • Collaborate with key stakeholders on customized PD initiatives

  • Implement a train the trainer model

  • Design and deliver online, virtual professional development

  • Webinar design and delivery

Areas of Expertise

  • Equity and diversity

  • Inclusive practice

  • Culturally responsive pedagogy

  • Literacy instruction

  • Confronting implicit bias

  • Collaborative learning structures

  • Anti-bias education goals

Content Creation

Philosophy and Approach

Student-centered instruction drives academic engagement. When students are engaged in relevant and rigorous material, achievement increases and behavioral disruptions decrease. Our content creation services help you offer students materials that reflect their intersecting identities and experiences (mirrors) and give them insight into the lived experiences of identities not present in the classroom (windows).

Services
  • Curriculum mapping

  • Lesson planning

  • Viewer’s guides

  • Discussion questions and communication strategies

  • Learning modules

  • Inquiry-based learning

Areas of Expertise

  • Curriculum as window and mirror

  • Backward planning

  • Standards-based instructional design

  • Critical literacy

  • Differentiated instruction

  • Diverse text selection

  • Anti-bias education goals

Intercultural Development Inventory (IDI) and Assessment

Philosophy and Approach

We believe in a strengths-based, developmentally appropriate sequence of professional development and training that incorporates individual and group data as well as intercultural theory so that tangible and practical training activities support increasing cultural awareness and centering equity goals for your school or organization. We leverage a theory-based assessment that meets rigorous scientific criteria for a valid psychometric instrument to measure cognitive structure rather than attitudes, making the IDI assessment data less susceptible to situational factors, more stable and more generalizable than other instruments commonly used. 

Services
  • Administer and Interpret the Intercultural Development Inventory (IDI)

  • Plan and Facilitate Individual Debrief​ with Development Planning

  • Plan and Facilitate Group Debrief and Profile Reporting with Development & Strategic Planning

Curriculum Review

Philosophy and Approach

Classroom teachers have limited instructional time and a host of state and federal mandates to meet. Our curriculum review services can help you enrich students’ learning experiences by modifying existing materials to fit classroom objectives and to fit the needs of individual learners. 

Services
  • Standards alignment

  • Student-centered

  • Culturally responsive

  • Objectives-driven

  • Backward planning

  • Differentiated instruction

Areas of Expertise

  • Curriculum as window and mirror

  • Backward planning

  • Standards-based instructional design

  • Critical literacy

  • Differentiated instruction

  • Diverse text selection

  • Modular learning

  • Interdisciplinary teaching and learning

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