School Designs Professional Development
School Quality = Leader Quality + Instructor Quality • Career management tools include EdisonLearning’s
EdisonLearning provides educators with the resources, proprietary Leadership Evaluation Matrix and Professional
training, and ongoing support they need to improve Growth Plan for each principal and lead teacher.
their skills and increase achievement in their schools. Our
professional development program ensures leaders and Supporting Effective Teachers
instructors perform at the highest level through training, EdisonLearning’s instructional staff development is unique
conferences, coaching and career management tools. because the training is comprehensive and ongoing. New
teachers receive pre-training that immerses them in our
Building Strong Leaders School Designs model and provides them a solid foundation
High-performing principals and lead teachers excel as for future growth. From there, we continually develop
instructional leaders, culture builders, business managers, teachers through:
and motivators. EdisonLearning’s professional development is • Annual Instructional Leadership Conference (ILC).
a focused, inclusive program designed to increase leadership
capacity. • Teaching Academy for new teachers.
• Pre-service training prepares new EdisonLearning principals • Teaching quality tools including career ladders, performance
to be effective leaders on the first day through: rubrics, and professional growth plans.
aOrientation provided by the assigned Regional General •A school organization which promotes dedicated
Manager and Vice President of Educational Services. individual planning periods to support intentional,
rigorous instruction – Academies based on grade level
aA four-day national principal professional development which are further organized into Houses of cross-grade
event. teams of 4 to 6 teachers with a lead teacher for each House.
aThe launch of a two-year Principal Mentorship Program
in which every new principal is assigned a successful • House teams support each others professional growth
through peer observation.
veteran principal for support and guidance.
• National conferences offer unmatched opportunities for In the EdisonLearning design, teacher training is continuous.
Principals and lead teachers to learn, network and expand It happens at periodic formal gatherings and conferences,
upon their pre-service training. These events include: and – as in the case of daily House meetings where teams
aThe bi-annual EdisonLearning Leadership Development plan and solve problems together – it happens each and
Academy (ELDA) for all principals every day.
aThe EdisonLearning Leadership Team Training (ELTT) to
help new schools get started on the right track
Convenient, Flexible and Personal
aNational reach provides not only training, but a unique The scope and scale of our Professional Development
opportunity for Principals to meet, share best practices program is a distinct advantage of EdisonLearning® School
and connect with their EdisonLearning colleagues Designs. Our emphasis on leadership development and
support for effective teachers are contributing factors
• Coaching and mentoring programs provide individual to the proven success of our School Designs model. In
on-site coaching and consultation, and smaller gatherings addition, our flexible distance learning approach augments
are led by field teams under the guidance of the Vice our traditional face-to-face solution by offering convenient
President for Educational Services. webinars and flexible anywhere, anytime online programs.
“EdisonLearning has some of the best professional development I’ve
encountered in my career – always innovative and cutting edge.”
- Jamy Jackson, Principal
Helen Thackson Middle School, York, PA