Instructional and leadership coaching
- On-site and online professional development helps teachers implement a coherent, college-ready instructional framework across grade levels and disciplines. Click for more on the Common Instructional Framework.
- Leadership coaching and training prepare principals and other school administrators to lead strong, consistent instruction.
- Training for instructional coaches spreads and sustains effective professional development in all schools.
- Peer-learning oppor tunities bring together staff from partnering early college schools—within a community and across a region, state, or the nation—to share best practices, deepen and refine improvements, and sustain their progress.
- Tools and exemplars, such as classroom observation rubrics and case studies, provide solutions to common dilemmas. These resources have been developed and field-tested through JFF’s work with high-performing schools.
School design and development
- College partnerships support course sequences that enable all high school students to earn college credit.
- The integration of career and technical education with a college-ready curriculum leads to STEM and other postsecondary pathways.
- Back on Track school development and redesigns put out-of-school and off-track youth on the path to postsecondary success.
- Message development helps leaders communicate a “college for all” mission and related expectations to school staff, students, families, and partners, which is key to both successful results and sustainability.
District capacity building
- Audits and analyses of school support services and district policies identify curriculum, instruction, and professional development needs.
- Analyses of student and teacher data aid school and district leaders in setting goals, tracking progress, and determining what students need nd how to use resources most efficiently.
- Strategic planning support builds on existing capacity (such as dual enrollment programs) to move all students toward college readiness.
- Superintendents and others benefit from leadership coaching and just-in-time advice and research as they shape, launch, and implement district strategic plans.
- Documentation, including case studies of promising schools and reports, identifies and makes the case for next steps.
Early College Design residencies
- District and school staff visit two of America’s top public schools for preparing low-income youth and students of color for college.
For more information, please contact Director Caesar Mickens.