$1 Million PD Matching Grant Program
Grants for K-12 Teacher & Leader PD to improve teaching and learning in distance/hybrid environments as well as to develop practices that promote the use of anti-racist strategies in classroom instruction.
Application Deadline: 9/4/2020
Professional Development, Tailored to Meet Your Needs.
We provide personalized, job-embedded, and ongoing support for educators so that they can create classrooms where students drive their own learning, exercise choice and ownership, and develop the personal agency they need to succeed. We share research-based, time-tested instructional strategies and leverage technology to help teachers and coaches communicate, set goals, and track their progress. From beginning to end, we work with our partners to identify district needs, craft custom solutions that meet their unique goals and budgets, and gain insight into their teachers’ growth. BetterLesson provides the sustainable, learn-by-doing support educators and leaders need to prepare students for tomorrow.
Professional Learning Solutions
BetterLesson offers 1:1 Coaching, Design Workshops, Learning Series, and Learning Walks, for teachers, coaches, and administrators, in virtual and in-person formats, all facilitated by master educators – our coaches.
Student-Centered Teaching and Learning
In everything we do, we help educators create classrooms where students are highly engaged, tackle rigorous real-world challenges, and feel valued. Educators and administrators choose the focus areas where they want to grow.
Instructional Resource Library
Any educator can accesss thousands of free, comprehensive lesson plans, instructional resources, and strategies from some of the nation’s most effective teachers.
A National Presence
Trusted by thousands of teachers and hundreds of schools, districts, and organizations in over 40 states, BetterLesson Professional Learning is action-oriented, evidence-based, collaborative, and tailored to the needs of individual teachers and the students in their classrooms.
Through participating with BetterLesson Coaching over the past three years, I have grown so much as an educator in ways that I never thought possible. This took teaching to new levels and PD was targeted specifically to areas that I needed, wanted to work on.
One-on-one coaching is the best kind of professional development. Not only did my experience with Better Lesson help me adopt more blended learning practices in my classroom but it truly helped me become a better teacher. Through our conversations, I always felt comfortable asking my coach questions, advice, feedback without ever feeling judged. Teachers may worry that their administration may not think they are doing a good job if they present them with insecurities. Having a coach removes that pressure.
My coach has been an invaluable source of support and encouragement for me in my first couple years of teaching. She has provided me with a wealth of strategies that have helped my students achieve higher outcomes, and helped me maintain my sanity as a new teacher.
It’s a great partnership and opportunity for teachers to get 1:1 support/coaching. I really appreciate the amount of time put into looping in principals to share what teachers are working on with school leaders and our central team.
I believe BetterLesson Coaching provides a great professional learning opportunity to grow new staff and rekindle the fire of “seasoned” staff.
BetterLesson has been a great resource and support for new teachers and teachers changing assignments that provides more consistent development and feedback that what we can provide.
- Sara SchonfeldK-2 Teacher, Magen David Yeshivah, NY
- Renee PervinGrade 3-5 Teacher, Hebrew Academy of Montreal, Canada
- Kim AinsworthGrades 3-5 Teacher, Weems Elementary School, Manassas City Public Schools, VA
- Kristen WatkinsDirector of Personalized Learning, Dallas ISD, TX
- Rick DuncanSuperintendent, Powell County High School, MT
- Todd PrusatorSuperintendent, Rochelle CCSD, IL