Engaging professional learning

Just like school administrators, teachers and after-school professionals, we have had to rethink how we engage in teaching and learning in recent months. What hasn’t changed is our commitment to helping you help youth to thrive in your communities, with customized support that meets your needs. And we continue to draw on our well-established relationships across the K-12 continuum, including private schools, community schools, STEM schools, traditional public school districts, regional education service organizations and youth serving not-for-profit organizations to link training participants with peer experts. But now, virtually all of our services are available virtually using a blend of video conferencing and online learning.

88% of participants in one of our virtual Design Labs this summer agreed that the virtual version was “a great alternative to face-to-face training” and that they would recommend it to others.

Here’s what our virtual participants had to say:

I liked that it ran like a normal in-house training. I feel I would have gotten the same out of face to face or in-house.

The break out rooms were helpful and beneficial to discuss the needs of our school.

I was very engaged throughout the day.

Ready to learn more? Below are our current offerings!

LaunchPad

NEW! EnvisionEdPlus will provide in-depth support to schools or districts as they re-envision teaching and learning. LaunchPad is uniquely designed to convene multiple schools or districts, creating an innovation network to share practices and more effectively utilize regional resources to scale and sustain innovations. This is a year-long series of professional development sessions and coaching.


Design Labs

Design Labs are full-day sessions meant for team learning and planning. We have provided Design Labs to help school teams prepare for changes in state accountability (like graduation requirements), launching new programs or responding to local challenges. Key features include networking with state and peer experts and lots of facilitated planning time, so that participating teams can advance their work.

Re-Start Re-Design Labs

Ohio school leaders know that the 2020-2021 school year will be unlike any previous years. With ever-evolving re-opening guidance, there is no time to waste if we are to plan significant changes to the logistics of school. Reach out to schedule a lab for your district or region.

Operation Graduation 2.0

Personalized graduation plans that emphasize career readiness are becoming ESSENTIAL to earning a high school diploma in Ohio. EnvisionEdPlus is partnering with educational service centers and school districts across Ohio to offer our series of Operation Graduation Design Labs.


Synchronous Training Sessions & Series

EnvisionEdPlus provides a wide variety of training sessions in leadership, instruction, curriculum and support for students. Talk to us about the needs of your school or program. We can customize training to fit your professional development schedule and the topics that will have the most impact on your success. In addition to our offerings in STEM education, arts integration, partnership development and more, we have partnered with other experts to provide specialized services.

Mental Health and Social Emotional Learning

In partnership with EnvisionEdPlus, Still-Light Seminars LLC is proud to present “No Sleeping In Class!” – a series of brain-based strategies to support trauma-impacted youth. These fast-paced, interactive trainings will help your staff deal with some of the most serious problems facing education and young people today.

Afterschool Professionals Learning Community

EnvisionEdPlus is partnered with the Ohio Afterschool Network to provide a menu of training and consulting services to after-school and summer learning programs. We combine our engaging training approach with the network’s statewide and national resources to support high-quality youth services and sustainability.


Asynchronous training with PDPlus

We have a growing menu of online, job-embedded training through our learning management system. Our competency-based training system embodies the characteristics of high-quality professional learning as described in the Every Student Succeeds Act. Participants can earn Bronze, Silver and Gold badges in discreet topics that apply directly to their classroom needs. All courses provide resources and assign tasks so that participants can apply new concepts to their instruction or classroom management strategies. Participants earn credit by uploading evidence of their application of learning, reflecting on their experience, and providing feedback to other participants. Contact us to learn more.