SMART Professional Development

Professional Development      

A cornerstone of SMART’s educational mission is providing high-quality professional development for teachers.  

SMART’s services and resources are designed to meet the organizational needs of the Pre-K-12 community in the areas of mathematics, science, and technology education and are fully aligned with state mathematics, science, and technology content standards.

SMART-sponsored workshops address both content and instructional practice and are presented by leading trainers and training organizations, as well as program-certified SMART professional staff.

Sharing professional development and other forms of support across the consortium allows SMART to provide a level of cost effectiveness that a district procuring these services on its own could not achieve.  

All professional development activities can be supported with classroom based content-focused instructional coaching.

Many SMART workshops can be taken for graduate credit through local universities at an additional cost.

Customized Professional Development Solutions

If sending your staff off-site for math/science professional development is not practical, why not consider bringing the SMART Consortium onsite for your PD needs and interests?

SMART can customize timely, relevant, and cost-effective professional development content, then deliver it to your district at a time and location convenient for your teachers, administrators, and staff.

SMART facilitators have the breadth and depth of knowledge (in both math and science content and instructional practice) to provide cutting-edge training in areas such as:

  • Standards-based education

  • Content-focused school based instructional coaching

  • Inquiry-based learning

  • Assessment training

  • Instructional technology

  • Specialized science and mathematics curricula

  • Data analysis and interpretation

  • Instructional leadership

SMART Leadership Academies for Principals and Teacher Leaders

SMART believes that systemic (i.e., school-wide and district-wide) change occurs if student learning in mathematics and science improves.

SMART works closely with member school district administrators to help them lead the continuous improvement process in their schools and districts.  

This process relies heavily on school leaders' ability to inspire cultural and organizational change within their schools and districts.

Hundreds of principals and teacher leaders have participated in SMART-sponsored Leadership Academies.

These two- or three-day workshops combine pre-work assessment exercises and interactive, onsite sessions, to help these administrators understand and fulfill their roles as instructional leaders.

Questions? Contact Michael Edelman

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