Looking to grow deeper learning through an extended professional learning relationship?
INTENSIVE & DEEP
Leverage the varied expertise of our facilitators to drill down on important areas for growth.
EVOLVING & RESPONSIVE
Align and refine our work together to meet your needs as they change and develop.
PURPOSEFUL & FOCUSED
Engage and empower your school in a culture growing process rooted in your mission and vision.
ThoughtStretchers Education School Partnerships
The most effective professional learning and school growth come from enduring conversation and work over time. While we strive to connect all of our professional development to school and district vision and purpose it is in those schools where we have deeper working relationships that we see the most impactful results. Our school partnerships can take many forms and don’t come as a packaged plan but are instead, dictated by your needs. We start by asking you questions to learn more and then propose a plan that serves as a starting point for us to co-construct that work together. Once in place, we continue to revisit our shared mission and vision to evolve the work as necessary. Your partnership plan could involve any or all of the following elements:
- 6 months to several years
- professional learning workshops in any of our areas of expertise
- continued support visits both on-site and/or virtually
- professional learning community development
- lesson study sessions
- effective embedding of protocols
- co-planning and co-teaching
- internal capacity building of leadership and academic coaches
- retreats and off-site professional learning events
- access to and inclusion in a network of like-minded schools and educators
Having talked with most of the people present, we all felt the PD went extraordinarily well–far exceeding expectations. The information you presented was impactful and helped us deepen our perspective and thinking about the process here at St. Laurence. Further, we all felt that your personality and approach are a tremendous fit for our community and are very excited to have you back to work with our full staff. After 20 years in education, I often have wide ranging feelings about PD and presenters. But it was truly a great experience Drew.
-Brian, Assistant Principal of Curriculum & Instruction
This PBL workshop really helped me understand the process of PBL because we were immersed in the process of PBL and doing the things we were being taught to apply throughout the whole three days. We created our own need to know lists, Dori did an amazing job using questions to drive our learning, we also were able to instantly put to practice everything we were learning about after the inspiration given by our facilitator.
-Jaycie, pre-k or elementary school teacher
I really enjoyed this workshop as a 3rd year teacher because it opened my horizon on new things to do in the classroom. John also demonstrated most of the things he talked about which made it even better to remember.
-Ebonie Thomas, middle school teacher
I have already reached out to our district coordinator and requested more workshops from ThoughtStretchers.
-Elizabeth MacQuigg, middle school teacher
You will leave this workshop overflowing with ideas, technologies, and strategies that you can implement in your classroom on Monday morning!
-Thomas, HS teacher
Thank you for changing the way I teach!
-Jana McCarthy, elementary teacher
Thank you so much for giving us (the teachers) the tools to make real education happen! Finally!
-Amy Guier, middle school english teacher
This is a must-attend workshop. It really changed my perspective on what exactly I should be teaching through my content.
-Philip Ellis, high school science teacher
We were constantly engaged in group activities and discussion/dialogue. Excellent trainer with a lot of knowledge and understanding about PBL, it took me out of my comfort zone!
-Shafaq Imran, teacher
Thank you very much. I have a new "light" on how to get my students to think on their own and at a deeper level.
-Morgan Payton, middle school ELA teacher
The content is excellent and the presenter was highly effective.
-Jim Whitaker, high school social studies teacher
This is effective and worthwhile professional development.
-Emilie Clemmens, math teacher and curriculum coordinator
I enjoyed the workshop. I am able to use what I learned in my classroom!
-Tonya Jones, elementary teacher
Well designed learning presentations and activities...wonderful enriching learning activity.
-Marlene Burek, Manager of Special Education
Fantastic job facilitating a super helpful workshop. I hope to have an opportunity to attend a ThoughtStretchers Education workshop again soon!
-Leann Turner, agriculture sciences teacher
Excellent training, built confidence in teachers to further become facilitators of student learning!
-Ron Lockhart, high school math teacher
I found this to be more informative and useful than any other PD I've participated in.
-Deborah Shirley, Elementary Teacher
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