Professional Development & Instructional Coaching


Professional Development and Instructional Coaching

SREB’s professional development and instructional coaching services empower K-12 school leaders and teachers to align their instruction and assignments with readiness standards and motivate youth to achieve their career and college goals.

Our approach draws on the Making Schools Work school improvement process, which transforms professional learning from a one-time event to an ongoing process of workshops and coaching.


Transformative Instructional Strategies

SREB partners with states, districts and schools to deliver robust teacher induction, professional development and instructional coaching services that help good teachers become great teachers and help principals become true instructional leaders.

States, districts and schools may consult with us about their professional learning needs or identify those needs through a curriculum and instruction review, career pathway review or site development workshop.

Professional Learning Focus Areas

SREB’s Powerful Literacy Practices enable teachers in all disciplines, grades 3-12, to increase students’ literacy achievement and content knowledge. Teachers learn how to design assignments that engage students in reading grade-level texts and expressing their understanding of those texts orally and in writing.

SREB’s Powerful Mathematics Practices help math teachers adopt a balanced approach to math instruction that enhances students’ procedural fluency and ability to apply math knowledge and reasoning skills to solve problems. Formative assessment lessons engage students in a productive struggle.

Project-based learning sparks students’ imaginations and helps them think critically and apply academic, technical and workplace know-how to solve problems. Teachers learn how to design assignments that make the project the vehicle for learning content rather than the end goal of a unit.

Career and college counseling helps students connect education with achieving their goals. SREB’s Counseling for Careers and College program shows counselors and teachers how to create curricula and experiences that awaken students to their potential.

CTE teacher preparation helps new teachers become great teachers. Our Teaching to Lead induction model builds the capacity of teachers from business and industry to plan instruction, engage students, manage classrooms, create standards-driven assessments, gain confidence and remain in the profession.

Principal leadership is the key to school improvement. SREB’s Learning-Centered Leadership Program builds the capacity of aspiring school leaders and empowers current leaders to lead changes in school and classroom practices that increase achievement and transform school cultures.

Teachers and school leaders in schools that adopt SREB’s out-of-the-box Advanced Career curricula receive intensive training on how to deliver AC’s student-centered, project-based approach to learning. Follow-up professional development and coaching helps teachers and schools strengthen their implementation of AC pathways and build schedules that support student cohorts and interdisciplinary teacher planning.

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Our Teacher Induction Programs
Recruit, prepare and retain great teachers

Effective, committed, inspiring teachers are the key to student success. That’s why we’ve developed research-based teacher induction designed to build confidence so educators remain in the profession. New and veteran teachers’ gain capacity to plan instruction, engage diverse students, manage classrooms and create standards-driven assessments,

Our teacher induction programs provide intensive, ongoing professional development, coaching and mentoring to help schools recruit, prepare and retain the best teachers.



SREB’s 10 Effective Professional Learning Elements

  1. Directly linked to the individual needs and practices of educators
  2. Sustained and ongoing with the application of learning between sessions
  3. Collaboratively tested, adapted and reviewed by teams
  4. Job-embedded with support within the classroom
  5. Instructionally focused on content or pedagogical content
  6. Based on adult-learning characteristics
  7. Supported through targeted professional learning for leaders
  8. Uses current technology to enhance learning opportunities
  9. Provided in a way that builds school and dis