Professional Development Program Helps Teachers Hone Students’ Social and Emotional Skills in Uncertain Times

Now more than ever, coaching sessions are needed to address the unknown, forge new paths to learning, and find ways to build strong connections with students and their families. PowerMyLearning plans to meet those challenges with a multi-pronged approach that focuses on key learning relationships – those existing between students, teachers, and families.

More than 50 percent of K-12 students in the United States now come from low-income backgrounds. In the Los Angeles Unified School District, this number is closer to 80 percent. Students at under-served public middle schools can encounter serious challenges: under-performance in school, lower rates of college attendance, and higher subsequent rates of poverty and unemployment as adults.

Over the next three years, through support from All Points North Foundation, PowerMyLearning will directly affect students, teachers, and families by providing educator professional development workshops and webinars, direct education coaching and capacity building, and student and family programming. These efforts will reach at least 400 students, 120 families, and 12 teachers in Los Angeles. The comprehensive programs and services will improve middle school education by enhancing students’ learning environments, both in the classroom and at home.  

High-quality teacher training is an integral part of the success of students. PowerMyLearning’s intensive professional development model allows teachers to personalize instruction more effectively for their students, while also enhancing their classroom’s physical or digital learning environment and their own teaching practice. Their unique school partnership model is proving its impact on high student achievement – while fostering noticeable professional growth in teachers and in families as supportive partners, a proven booster for academic success. 

For more information: www.powermylearning.org

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All Points North Foundation provides grants for U.S.-based projects and initiatives that support our priorities: improving public middle school education and teacher training, and implementing effective solar programs and/or projects.

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