Professional Learning

Active. Individual. Effective.

The effects of great teaching last a lifetime.

A great classroom is laughter-filled, engaging, and packed with rich learning experiences at every turn. So is great professional learning.

At HighScope, we believe that educators deserve the same level of inspiration and individualization that they provide children every day. That’s why our professional learning program features the best of adult learning research through active engagement, collaboration, and reflection. We create strong instructional leaders, helping programs across the country and around the world build capacity for sustained positive outcomes.

Our scaffolded professional learning provides thorough development for individuals and teams at all experience levels. Teachers gain proficiency in active learning and the inclusive approach to early education that supports every child’s individual needs and interests. From deepening understanding in content areas to extending curriculum implementation, our courses are designed to respond to participants’ strengths and focus on practical application and implementation in real world settings. We work to ensure every experience offers inspiring ideas and strategies that can be immediately applied in the classroom.

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The content you need — tailored for your development.

HighScope offers a wide range of professional learning options to support you in strengthening your practice. Our courses are designed to provide thorough training for teams at all levels and focus on evidence-based practices that compliment any developmentally appropriate curriculum. And because we recognize that each program has a unique set of needs, our team will work with you in finding the “just right” fit to help you reach your professional learning goals.

HighScope experts are by your side to ensure you’re prepared for success.

Our team of instructors have a deep background in early education with ample classroom experience to provide you with expert guidance in classroom practice. Our instructors will even travel to you! Our professional learning courses can be held on site at your school or program. With 50 years of experience training educators, you can feel confident that you are backed by the highest quality support in the field of early education.

Quality Coaching.

Our coaching model emphasizes growth and learning through unmatched one-on-one support. With a focus on teachers’ strengths, our highly qualified coaches observe, model, and — most importantly — build relationships.

What can you expect from your experience? A coach assesses your strengths and provides descriptive feedback to increase connections between knowledge and skills in the classroom. You decide which skills to strengthen and the development approach that works best for you. Working together, the teacher and coach set a shared goal and build a trusting, collaborative partnership that enhances instruction and ensures students learn at the highest levels. Coaching provides countless opportunities for the teacher and coach to gain insight, reflect, and grow. We can also work to develop your skills so you can coach others!

Get Certified!

Our certification courses help to ensure superior outcomes for the children you serve. Become a source of professional guidance and declare your commitment to providing the highest quality education for young children.

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Professional Learning Courses

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