Professional Development Partnerships in Arkansas
Professional Development, Leadership Coaching, Content Coaching, Climate/Curriculum Audits, and General Academic Consulting
Ed Directions is a mid-sized educational consulting company celebrating over 20 years of service to educators. Since our founding, we have developed several series of professional development initiatives, created computer systems to track and connect data, were granted patents on several educational processes to improve school performance, authored books on curriculum and school turnaround, and created an innovative student-focused approach for designing a successful school year.
Educational Direction Impact
In one partner school district, Educational Directions worked with several schools during the 2021 – 2022 school year. The results speak for themselves. Let’s talk about how we can partner with your schools to improve student performance.
50% of Title 1 schools in that county with 2021 – 2022 gains in total points were schools partnering with Educational Directions for coaching services.
5 of 6
Of the 6 schools in that county that improved their school grade in the 20-21 school year, 5 were schools partnering with Educational Directions.
9 in the Top 20
9 of the top 20 schools in that county with the highest gains (or lowest losses) were utilizing customized services with Educational Directions.
Our Customizable Services Include
An academic review is a snapshot review of a school/district in operation by a set of observers from outside the school – observers who have been trained to collect, organize, and interpret a variety of data streams.
We have developed an approach to curricula reviews that emphasizes the student focus of the Ed Directions approach to student work.
Our main professional development series, The Rhythm of the Learner Year, is our most popular series, especially when supporting a school entering one of our intervention levels. In some cases, districts have needed additional professional development.
Our professional development courses are customized to meet the needs of the specific district or region with which we are working. There is no one-size-fits-all set of professional development sessions that we would use district-to-district or state-to-state.
Based on the results from our academic review, we tailor a professional development curriculum that not only supports teachers, but also a session on how academic leadership (superintendents, principals, administrators, etc.) can properly support teachers that are on the front lines of dealing with the issues that come to light.
Sessions will prepare participants with strategies to implement changes in culture, climate, work ethic, and data management.
Testimonials from Past Partnerships
Success Through Coordinated Planning
Our coaches average over 35 years of service to education and over 15 years of experience with Educational Directions.
As result, Ed Directions has perhaps the strongest staff of any educational company today. Our educators are passionate about education and helping schools, and the students always come first.The size of our company and our team being made up of lifelong learners is incredibly important to the customization of data collection tools, the administration of a multi-year study, and the planning and corresponding professional development targeted directly from information gathered from the trend analysis.
Download information about our company, offerings, and the impact that we’ve had on past partnership schools and districts.
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