Professional Developers

We support professional developers in the design and development of performance-based professional learning and performance coaching for educators through our THRIVE!™ Learning Experience.

We believe learning professionals deserve a “seat at the table” in determining the types of interventions that will improve practitioners’ performance. Professional development is the most frequently applied performance intervention across all sectors; however, it is generally the most expensive intervention. We teach learning professionals to diagnose performance issues and support the application of the most effective performance improvement approaches.

We help learning professionals make the transition to performance consulting, using practical, proven tools and approaches.

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District Leaders

District leaders are in positions to support the school improvement process through their ownership and control of many of the systems and processes that impact educator and staff performance. Through our LAUNCH!™ Learning Experience we help district leaders analyze performance needs and factors. We help them and select, plan, implement, and manage sets of systemic performance solutions.

We help districts develop a deep pool of leaders at all levels who can guide school improvement and transformation through The GROW!™ Learning Experience.

The Center on School Turnaround has identified Human Capital as a key factor in successful school turnaround. We facilitate school districts to improve educator performance and results by applying Human Capital Management strategies. We help district leaders develop effective, local Educator Learning and Performance Systems through The SUPPORT!™ Process.

Through the SUSTAIN!™ Learning Experience the Institute guides school districts to facilitate the implementation of school improvement plans so that initiatives are implemented with fidelity and progress is sustained amid changes in leadership and conditions. To engage your district contact

School Leaders

School leaders at all levels drive the school improvement process. Ownership and results improve when principals, assistant principals, academic coaches, and teacher leaders develop school improvement plans with the support of the faculty and staff.

The LAUNCH!™ Learning Experience is a hands-on, performance-based development approach for school leaders at all levels. Working as teams, with distributed leadership, these practitioners carry out the school improvement planning and implementation process so that “the doing gets done” and the targeted results are collaboratively achieved.

A common response by LAUNCH!™ participants is that they have been able to wrap their minds around a clear and replicable process for facilitating systemic school improvement. Even highly experienced school improvement facilitators tell us that this is the single-best development experience of their career. They complete the series with renewed confidence and capability, and the tools they need to effectively guide their schools.

School leaders can join a LAUNCH!™ Learning Experience through a district-sponsored cohort, a multi-district cohort sponsored by a regional education support agency, or through a state department of education supported cohort. Title funds and SIG funds can be applied to participant tuition.

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Academic Coaches

Academic or Instructional Coaches play a key role in the school improvement process by facilitating improvements in curriculum, assessment and instruction at the school and classroom level. Often Academic Coaches attend the LAUNCH!™ Learning Experience along with their principals to plan and align their efforts to support and develop teachers.

Working as part of the school leadership team, these coaches support the school improvement planning and implementation process so that “the doing gets done” and the targeted results in the instructional core of the school are collaboratively achieved.

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