All Points North Foundation is helping TeachUNITED address these challenges for 12 middle-school teachers who reach 1,000 students at three schools in rural Colorado: Estes Park, North Valley and South Valley Middle Schools. The grant funds job-embedded instructional coaching and professional learning networks to increase teacher engagement — improving and refining teachers’ skills and instructional strategies — and helping them overcome the professional isolation felt by many rural teachers.
The grant also provides for the continued development of an online teacher training program to support efficient scale of the program and ensure it is adapted to current and future challenges related to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Committed leaders and teachers at these Colorado schools work alongside TeachUNITED coaches over a full school year to create engaging and energized data-driven, student-centered classrooms. Teachers engage in online courses and workshops, with facilitated professional teacher networks allowing for peer-to-peer collaboration and support. TeachUNITED’s evidence-based training helps this group of underserved Colorado teachers tangibly shift their practice, resulting in improved student engagement and learning outcomes where students gain skills for the future.
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