Professional Learning – SMART Learning Systems
Our approach to professional learning begins with a determination of where you are now using system assessment tools that provide the necessary data to create a shared understanding. We deliver professional learning through our SMART School Academy and/or through services that are customized for your district, school, or organization. Our unique SMART Measurement System (S.M.S.™) uses multiple inputs to help you monitor the impacts of your school improvement efforts.
All of our professional learning offerings are designed to reflect the Professional Learning Standards from Learning Forward. In addition, they align with the Teacher Leader Model Standards from the Council of Chief State School Officers and with the Professional Standards for Educational Leaders from the National Policy Board for Educational Administration.
Our SMART Process aligns with the 5 Core Propositions and corresponding Architecture of Accomplished Teaching from the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards.
For details on our professional learning offerings, please contact Kiett Takkunen, Director of Opportunities:
Together, we will decide on the most appropriate form of reflective system assessment to determine where you are now and articulate where you want to go. The assessment might be a straightforward online survey, a guided self-study with or without a site visit, or a thorough system analysis accomplished onsite by our Master SMART Implementation Trainers and Coaches.
Academies & Institutes
The SMART School Academy is the starting point. District and school leadership teams engage in year-long, multi-format coached learning of the SMART School Improvement Process. Then, in our SMART Student Process, teacher leaders and team members apply our goal-driven process, based on a strong curriculum, instruction and assessment foundation, to the work of teachers and their students.
Custom District Support
Reflecting the needs of your district, we deliver a variety of customized services that are designed to help you begin, continue or institutionalize SMART School Improvement: from inspirational keynotes, to single and multi-day workshops, to training and coaching over the course of a year or more.