For Educators

Services offered to support teachers and international schools

Professional development and training programs related to Areas of Expertise that provide actionable steps and options for continued support.

Individual or team coaching to identify goals, create action plans for chosen strategies and collect data to reflect on implementation

Advice for administrators, instructional coaches or teacher leaders on practices to look for during observations and learning walks

Guidance in choosing resources and curriculum programs that align with current research in literacy and that match your school’s needs

As educators, we wear many hats day to day. One of the most important is actually that of a learner. While educators are often thought of as leading or guiding the class, which is true, we are also learning right alongside our students, especially as we try to keep abreast of current practices and explore new ways of meeting our students’ needs. Our very ability to effectively teach depends on this cycle of learning through our observations of student development as well as to make instructional choices and moves in response to the feedback we receive.  

There are times, just like our students, that we may need support in learning and navigating the abyss of educational topics related to literacy or how to “fit it all in” during a school day with possible scheduling constraints. Perhaps, we feel like we have been working in a silo and we want to find new ways to approach and integrate the content areas. We may not be lucky enough to have access to instructional coaches who can act as a sounding board or support our professional learning needs. We might even be hesitant to go to an administrator when we feel like we need to make a shift or admit that we are facing difficulty in reaching some of our students. 

International schools, and their teachers, have arrived at a crossroad of literacy instruction. Given the exciting conversations happening about literacy in order to facilitate greater levels of equity for students, schools as a learning community may find themselves having to evolve their thinking about, and approaches to, the literacy block and content areas. The Covid-19 pandemic made this all the more urgent given the profound impact it had on students worldwide, especially those who were in the early foundational years of elementary school. As the messages of shifts in literacy pick up speed in their dispersal globally, it can be highly beneficial for schools to have guidance in bridging new literacy developments and established curriculum by someone who also understands the learning ecosystem of international schools.