Catalog of Services



Using Data in Instruction

LEARN’s Teaching and Learning staff will equip educators with the knowledge and skills needed to harness the power of data to enhance their instructional practices and optimize student learning outcomes. In today's data-driven world, educators must understand how to collect, analyze, and utilize data to make informed decisions about their teaching methods and strategies.

Instructional Technology

LEARN’s Teaching and Learning staff will design professional learning to equip educators with the knowledge and skills necessary to effectively integrate technology into their teaching practices.


LEARN’s Teaching and Learning staff provide support in curriculum writing, review, and training using the Backwards Design and Universal Design for Learning curriculum models.

Teacher Supervision and Evaluation




The mission of the TEAM Program is to promote excellence, equity, and high achievement for

Connecticut students by engaging teachers in the purposeful exploration of professional practice through guided support and personal reflection.

LEARN’s Teaching and Learning staff provides training for mentors and facilitates Module 5 reflection sessions.

Training and Calibration of Evaluators of Teachers and Leaders

Effective leadership has a powerful influence on student outcomes. This session will provide an overview of the CT Guidelines 2023 for educators, including classroom teachers, instructional coaches, and student and support specialists. The new model includes cycles of Continuous Improvement and is designed to align professional learning plans with professional practice to support improved outcomes for all students.

Instruction and Assessment



Blended Learning Strategies

Blended Learning is an educational approach that combines traditional face-to-face instruction with online or digital learning methods. LEARN’s Teaching and Learning staff will help organizations leverage the strength of both in-person and online learning to create more flexible and personalized learning experiences for students.

Instructional Coaching

Instructional coaching offers personalized support and feedback to educators, fostering continuous professional growth and improved teaching practices. Coaches collaborate with teachers, address specific needs, and promote student-centered approaches. Through ongoing coaching, educators implement innovative strategies, enhance student outcomes, and create a positive learning environment. This process cultivates a culture of lifelong learning, elevating education quality in schools.

Building Thinking Classrooms

Building Thinking Classrooms involves creating learning environments that prioritize critical thinking, problem-solving, and metacognition. Educators encourage students to question, analyze, and evaluate information, fostering intellectual curiosity and deep understanding. Through inquiry-based activities, collaborative discussions, and reflective practices, students develop higher-order thinking skills. The goal is to cultivate independent and adaptable thinkers who can apply their knowledge effectively in various real-life scenarios.

High Leverage Tier 1 Strategies

High Leverage Tier 1 Instructional Strategies are research-based, effective teaching approaches used for all students in the general classroom setting. These strategies focus on essential content, differentiation, and active student engagement. They include explicit instruction, formative assessment, cooperative learning, and scaffolding techniques. By employing these strategies, educators create a strong foundation for learning, ensuring that students receive high-quality instruction that meets their diverse needs and maximizes academic achievement.

Multi Language Learner Support



Program Review and Support

A program review for serving multilingual learners is a comprehensive assessment of the educational services and support provided to students who are learning English as an additional language. The review evaluates the effectiveness of language acquisition programs, curriculum, instructional strategies, and support services tailored to the unique needs of multilingual learners. It assesses the alignment with state and federal guidelines for English Language Learners (ELLs), analyzes student outcomes, and gathers feedback from teachers, students, and parents. The review aims to identify strengths, areas for improvement, and ensure equitable access to quality education for all students.

Tier 1 Strategies

LEARN’s Teaching and Learning staff will equip educators with research-based strategies and tools to support English learners in the general classroom. Participants gain insights into culturally responsive teaching, language acquisition techniques, differentiation, and collaborative practices. The session emphasizes creating inclusive classrooms and fostering language development, academic growth, and engagement for diverse learners. Through interactive activities and resources, educators leave prepared to implement effective tier 1 instruction that meets the needs of English learners.

Instructional Technology





Digital Literacy

LEARN’s Teaching and Learning staff will help educators learn to navigate digital tools, assess online information critically, and promote safe and responsible digital citizenship. The training emphasizes creating engaging and interactive lessons that leverage technology to enhance student learning experiences. Through hands-on activities and workshops, educators gain confidence in utilizing digital resources and preparing students for success in the digital age.

iChoose Success (iCS)

iChoose Success (iCS) is designed to coach young adults towards recognizing, understanding, and developing their natural strengths as tools for exploring leadership and fulfilling professional and personal paths in their future. Using virtual reality career exploration and workforce training software coupled with face-to-face engaging individual and small group activities, iCS aims to guide young adults towards professional and personal paths to which they will feel connected, and through which they can emerge as driven, responsible, and prosperous members of their communities.

Equity in Education



Culturally Responsive Practices

Culturally Relevant Practices in schools aim to equip educators with the knowledge and skills to better understand and incorporate students' diverse cultural backgrounds into the learning process. These workshops provide strategies for culturally responsive teaching, fostering inclusive classrooms, and honoring students' identities. By promoting cultural competence and awareness, educators can create a supportive and respectful environment, ultimately enhancing students' engagement, academic success, and overall well-being.

Curriculum Review

An equity curriculum review is an assessment process aimed at evaluating educational materials and practices to ensure they promote fairness, inclusion, and diversity. It examines content, representation, and teaching approaches to identify and rectify potential biases and disparities. The goal is to create an inclusive learning environment that empowers all students and reflects diverse perspectives and experiences.

Document Review

An equity document review involves a systematic examination of various written materials, policies, and guidelines within an organization or institution. The purpose is to assess whether these documents promote fairness, inclusivity, and diversity in their content, language, and implementation. By scrutinizing the documents, potential biases or disparities can be identified and addressed to ensure that the organization's practices align with principles of equity and provide equal opportunities for all stakeholders.

Strategic Planning

Equity Strategic Planning is a process that aims to create a comprehensive roadmap for an organization to promote inclusivity in all aspects of its operations. It involves setting clear goals, implementing targeted initiatives, and allocating resources to address disparities and promote diversity.

Increasing Educator Diversity

At each stage of the hiring practice there is the possibility of bias entering the selection of candidates. Each stage also provides the opportunity to create a wider net to attract candidates from marginalized communities. LEARN’s Teaching and Learning staff offers anti-bias training for hiring managers and support in creating the state mandated District Plan to Increase Educator Diversity.