Addressing the challenges inherent to education can seem overwhelming, but SCHOOLWORKS® is here to offer educational consulting services that help you create better schools for the children in your community. Maybe your school is underperforming and you want to generate improvements to academic growth on state and other assessments, student attendance, graduation rates, college persistence rates, and more. Perhaps you’re interested in measurable improvements to teacher practice that increase student engagement, retention, and overall learning. It could be that you’re tasked with getting approval to open new schools for the benefit of the student population.
At SCHOOLWORKS®, our primary goal is to help educators, organizers, developers, and other education professionals to find the best ways to advance all aspects of student achievement and well-being. We proudly partner with schools, school districts, charter networks, educational support organizations, and even state departments of education to build capacities that lead to measurable improvements.
Our goals are the same as yours – to create the high-quality schools that students and communities deserve. Together, we can develop actionable strategies and achieve targeted results that advance the interests of schools and students.
In our capacity as educational consultants, we strive to help educators and educational institutions in five key ways, by providing:
School Developer Supports
For school developers, the application process can be tedious and prohibitive, even though it is necessary. At SCHOOLWORKS®, we have skilled and experienced project managers to oversee the application development process, whether we’re reviewing and providing feedback, completing existing drafts, or authoring applications tailored to your vision. We even have a self-paced school developer course you can take. The application process can be tricky, and our experts are on hand to help ensure success.
Comprehensive reform requires an objective understanding of strengths and areas for improvement, which we’re pleased to provide at the school, district, and network levels. Our on-site reviews and specialized reviews of academic programs, curricula, instruction, and related services are conducted using research-based protocols to ensure a fair and accurate analysis of school and district programs and operations, which can be used for improvements or for the purposes of accountability.
Accountability can be a major factor in improving and maintaining school performance, and SCHOOLWORKS® provides consultation services that help organizations to develop frameworks for evaluation, complete those evaluations, and, if desired, use the data collected to make recommendations for improvements. These services help school districts, state education departments, and charter school authorizers to create clear expectations, develop oversight, and maintain accountability.
Educators need proper support in order to provide the best learning experience to students. Our MORE program helps educators to Master, Observe, Rate, and Elevate the quality of instruction with in-person training, feedback, classroom visits, and follow-up support.
With leadership coaching, improvement planning support, and third-party monitoring, we help school and district leaders to define objectives, create plans of action, and measure results. Our learning and support services help leaders in education become the change they want to see.
In addition to our regular consulting services, we’ve recently added Remote Learning Plan Development and related support services to help schools and districts struggling to pivot during the COVID-19 crisis. We’re happy to help you assess the quality and efficacy of remote learning plans in order to improve and develop best practices for successful outcomes.
Benefits of Public and Charter School Consulting Services
At SCHOOLWORKS®, we are passionate about improving education for students, educators, and communities because we have worked in education ourselves. All of our managing directors and consultants are former teachers, authorizers, school leaders, or other professionals that have worked in roles similar to yours.
We understand the challenges facing school developers and educators today, and our goal, like yours, is to provide students with the best educational opportunities. Our services rely on evidence-based practices that provide targeted data and insights, leading to the development of actionable strategies. Our public and charter school consulting services are designed to improve the quality of schools at every level.
Educators, schools, school districts, charter networks, educational support organizations, and state departments of education can all find the support and solutions they seek with the help of the dedicated and experienced professionals at SCHOOLWORKS®. With school developer supports, quality reviews, accountability services, instructional supports, and leadership supports, educational institutions have the opportunity to improve student engagement and achievement.