The experts in curriculum and pedagogy here at ThinkCERCA partner with school districts across the nation to strengthen school leadership and transform student outcomes—encouraging academic growth for all learners. Moreover, we help district leaders like you transition classrooms into effective blended learning environments that leverage the power of personalized learning. We provide assistance across the technology spectrum, from classrooms and schools with limited to 3:1 access to technology as well as 1:1 initiatives. After collaborating with your team to evaluate your district’s readiness for personalized literacy instruction across disciplines, our Success Team develops customized professional development plans to meet the needs of every educator in your district.
Our District Partnership Program offers support to instructional leaders in the following areas:
Helping districts transition to blended learning
Through strategic planning sessions, our instructional experts will collaborate with your team to assess your district’s current curriculum and technology in preparation for a move toward blended learning. We also help district-level teams set clear goals and launch plans.
Empowering great leaders to build great schools
We believe the best schools develop with the support of great leaders. Our team can help you better understand how district and school leaders encourage learner-led instruction within a blended learning environment. Our customized trainings and one-on-one support will help your leadership explore their role in facilitating personalized learning and identify ways to support student growth and success.
Collaborating with teachers to build a continuum of knowledge
At the heart of every effective blended learning environment is an empowered teacher. Our curriculum team will train teachers to absorb literacy outcomes research, expand their understanding of their role in these new environments, and to feel confident reviewing and acting on data sources. Additionally, we’ll help teachers identify cross-curricular opportunities to personalize instruction across disciplines.
Harness the power of personalized learning resources
In addition to strategic planning and professional development, ThinkCERCA has the platform and tools needed to implement a district-wide personalized learning program. We’ll train your team on these resources, from understanding our research-based literacy framework to integrating ThinkCERCA into existing curriculum.
Our professional development workshops and seminars bring together some of the nation’s top experts in curriculum, instruction, and pedagogy. Here, Deputy Director of UChicago Consortium on School Research Jenny Nagaoka shares her insights on developing foundations for young adult success at a ThinkCERCA administrator event, Classroom Instruction that Works: A Leadership Perspective, in November 2015.