OUR INSTITUTES AND TRAINING PROGRAMS HELP EDUCATORS AT ALL LEVELS OF THE DISTRICT INTEGRATE AND MAXIMIZE EFFECTIVE USE OF NEW TECHNOLOGY WHILE REFINING CURRICULUM, ASSESSMENT, AND INSTRUCTIONAL RESOURCES.
In the midst of a busy academic year, educators don’t always have the time to nurture new teaching strategies, curriculum and assessments that move students beyond the status quo. To get a jump on the year, hundreds of districts and schools have benefited from ALP Summer Institutes. In our intensive training programs, ALP instructional consultants and coaches have facilitated high-quality professional development for small, medium and large-scale districts.
This summer, educators in over 18 states will take part in ALP Summer Institutes and Training Programs that range from 2-10 days and are customized to hit each district's professional learning and competency development goals.
ALP's unique Institute-Coaching Hybrid model involves the following key components:
- Vertical articulation of Professional Learning: Development and training designed to enhance cohesion and integration of elementary, middle and high school teacher cohorts.
- Cross-District Personnel Development: ALP Coaches work closely with teachers, curriculum and technology specialists, principals, and district personnel build collaboration and capacity toward realizing the larger district vision.
- Institute-Coaching Hybrid: ALP coaches who lead summer institutes build supportive relationships with and follow their respective educator cohorts back to their schools for additional classroom-based coaching in the fall.
In the past, educators have readily applied the deep learning and skills they developed at the Summer Institute and report quick wins with student engagement and learning from the outset of the fall semester.
This Institute-coaching hybrid has allowed for deep application of theory to practice and top-tier collaboration within and between grade level and subject area teachers.
“Just letting you know that [the ALP coaches] were absolutely lights out last week in working with our middle and high school cohorts. The teachers and curriculum supervisors genuinely like their coaches, and a nice bond appears to be developing. — Assistant Superintendent, New Jersey school district.