Reach Associates has proved itself to be an
    invaluable partner in the growth of our school system.

Our Approach to Teaching and Learning

Reach Associates connect theory and research with practice. At Reach Associates, our practice experts collaborate with leadership to create and implement professional learning models aligned with the vision, initiatives, needs and data of the district. The professional learning structures have included large and small group sessions, grade level cohorts, teacher leaders (Capacity Builders), demonstration lessons, job embedded coaching, professional learning communities, guidance to leadership and curriculum development. An underpinning of the professional learning structures is to foster leadership and district capacity to sustain the work. Each professional learning opportunity has included:

• Clearly stated outcomes aligned with the goals of the initiative,
• an agenda which is intentionally planned to provide structure while also being flexible to meet the needs of the group,
• and protocols, processes, and strategies to engage adult learners in collaboration and reflection.

Reach supports advancing each student’s achievement and social emotional learning through the implementation of ambitious, culturally relevant, deliberate and explicit instructional practices for educators and students in a safe learning environment. Reach consultants bring their classroom expertise when connecting current research and instructional practices. Foundational to ALL of Reach’s work is the belief that equitable and effective instructional practices:

• Reflect the Science of Reading and action-based research,
• prioritize the foundational skills in P-3 classrooms,
• are informed by “what students need to know and be able to do”,
• use valid, reliable and ongoing assessments to document students’ learning and inform decision-making,
• create high levels of student engagement through meaningful learning opportunities,
• and are defined by the use of explicit language that tells students the “what,” “how” “when” and “why” of their learning.

Read what educators say about Reach Associates on our Testimonials page.
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