Your Partners in Student-Centered, Equitable Teaching and Leading
The coronavirus pandemic created an incredibly challenging moment for educators. Yet the crisis also presents an opportunity to reimagine learning for all students.
BetterLesson supports teachers and leaders from around the country to create engaging, inclusive learning communities, using flexible instructional models rooted in high-quality curricula. Through our experienced coaches and research-backed instructional materials, we help educators move from ideas to action.
Sample Focus Areas for Teachers
- Social-Emotional Learning
- Culturally-Responsive Teaching
- Special Education and English Learners
- Accelerating Growth
- Formative Assessment and Differentiation
- Blended Learning
- Student-Centered Math
- Student-Centered Literacy
Sample Focus Areas for Leaders
- All of the Focus Areas for Teachers (with a Leaders lens)
- Collaborative Professional Learning
- Feedback and Observation
- Instructional Coaching
- Leading Through Change
Professional Learning Experiences
2-hour, online, interactive workshops facilitated by BetterLesson coaches that help teachers and leaders build student-centered, equitable learning communities. Using breakout rooms, participants polls, peer feedback, and more, participants experience the active pedagogy they can use with students the next day. Sessions are scheduled at your convenience, accommodating small-scale to district-wide professional learning. Follow Virtual Workshops with targeted Short-Cycle coaching, which helps educators practice, refine, and integrate what they have learned.
1:1 Virtual Coaching
Individualized virtual coaching for teachers, instructional coaches, and administrators. Each coach is intentionally matched with each participant, and coaches specialize in creating a personalized experience that is also aligned with district learning goals. Coaches support educators to design and implement student-centered instruction, whether through Short-Cycle Coaching targeted to one specific topic, or through longer-term engagements to develop one Focus Area.
Full day or multi-day, in person, hands-on group workshops facilitated by BetterLesson coaches, to introduce a new initiative or curriculum in-depth. Design Workshops utilize active pedagogy built around the “Define-Explore-Build” model that gets educators discussing, planning, and reflecting. Design Workshops are often used to kick off curriculum implementation.
Half or full day, in person/virtual, for school and district leaders. BetterLesson coaches accompany administrators on classroom (or virtual) observations of teaching practice and review of learning materials to create a holistic picture of where teachers are succeeding or could use PD support. Learning Walks home in on a specific Focus Area (such as social-emotional learning) to make next steps actionable.
Create Your Flexible Learning Plan
We build a partnership with districts and schools to design the right set of professional learning experiences and support you over time. Together we discuss your vision for student success, select the best-fit PD topics and timeline, and review data throughout the engagement. As former educators, we want to ensure your staff feel supported and ready to take on the challenge of flexible learning.
Start by reviewing our professional learning catalog. Then schedule a conversation with one of our partnership managers to start to build your PD plan.
“The BetterLesson facilitators were excellent. They modeled how to build community and make the lesson interactive and participatory, even through the digital platform.”
— English teacher, Cumberland County Schools
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