Custom Learning Solutions

We serve educational agencies of federal, state, and local governments as well as private foundations and providers of educational products and services. With a body of work that spans research to practice, our perspective is unique. We conduct research with an eye to making findings clear and useful to clients. In turn, our technical assistance work is informed by knowledge of and experience in academic research on evidence-based practices.

For more information on any of our services, please give us a call at (800) 762-5001.

Research-Practice Partnerships

We work with partners across communities to foster lifelong learning informed by the latest research. From museums, zoos, libraries, and community centers, to traditional schools and virtual schools, we help create and strengthen programs that build bridges between educators, researchers, parents, and mentors.
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Assistance in Developing Frameworks for Coaching

We provide clients with in-depth look at research-based information on coaching and provide tools for planning and implementing an effective coaching model. We help the client define the role of the coach, define the coaching process, and identify and articulate roles, responsibilities, and expectations for area administrators, area leaders, area specialists, school administrators, school coaches, and teachers.
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Implementation and Sustainability of Federal, State, and Local Initiatives

Approximately two thirds of schools that begin reform initiatives do not sustain their efforts after the funding is eliminated. One of the root causes seems to be little or no practical planning for monitoring the implementation and progress of these initiatives. Drawing on years of experience providing technical assistance implementing and sustaining research-based practices within federal initiatives in every state, we present solutions for sustaining effective initiatives at state, district, and school levels.
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Assistance in Developing Literacy Plans and Frameworks

To develop stronger and more consistent implementation of effective practices, districts are beginning to cultivate a systemic approach to planning for instruction. One way that districts can create this common language and expectations throughout their systems is to write a district framework or plan. We have successfully helped educational entities in developing these frameworks.
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