When schools and community organizations work together to support learning, everyone benefits. Partnerships serve to strengthen, support, and even transform, resulting in improved program quality, more efficient use of resources, and better alignment of goals and curricula, support student outcomes. And benefit students and their families. Facilitate access to a range of learning opportunities and developmental supports, providing opportunities for students and teachers alike to experiment with new approaches to teaching and learning;
Our Gholdy Muhammad partnership builds teacher capacity in approaching teaching and learning utilizing the Historically Responsive Literacy Framework. Use of this framework provides all students with profound opportunities for personal, intellectual, and academic success and presents practical approaches to cultivate the genius in students and within teachers.
Our Kagan Cooperative Learning partnership builds teacher capacity to increase student engagement in classrooms through the use of Kagan Cooperative Learning Structures which promote the engagement and interaction of every student.
Our Arch for Kids and Bash the Trash partnerships support our STREAM (Science, Technology, Reading, Engineering, Art and Mathematics) curriculum and projects by co-hosting our music and design themed STREAM Fair in May, including instrument making and a Superhero Design Challenge in May in support of our project based learning approach.
Our Writing is Thinking (WITsi) partnership is designed to build teacher team capacity as engines of continuous improvement by shifting the hearts and minds of team members and develop their capacity to lead direct instruction in explicit expository writing strategies to accelerate student learning and school improvement in writing, oral language, content, vocabulary and thinking.'
Great Leaps programs are well recognized throughout the world as highly effective educational tools to help students overcome challenges and experience the joy of learning. Our Great Leaps consultants support student intervention with a research and evidence based approach which results in significant student reading progress.
Community-based organizations (CBOs) offer our students many opportunities to develop, learn, and grow. These programs include learning opportunities focusing on: