Student engagement and well-being have become even more urgent and challenging in remote learning environments. Below, we include practical, research-based offerings that schools are telling us they need most right now. Every offering below is geared toward teaching in a remote/hybrid learning environment and is also applicable to in-person teaching. We warmly welcome your interest and inquiries! They are available for K-12 schools or districts, not for individual educator sign-up.
Please note, our Professional Development workshops are designed to be 90 minutes, yet can be adjusted to 60-120 minutes per your needs.
Challenge Success offers limited financial assistance based on need. Click here to apply.
Especially when faced with fewer hours of instruction, educators must rethink how to craft their curricula to prioritize deep learning, not coverage. This workshop uses a “backwards design” model to help teachers plan engaging units and effective assessment techniques that bring learning to life for students. Inquire here.
The need for teaching strategies that engage students – and that don’t rely on grades to do so – has become more evident during this period of distance learning. In this session, you’ll interact with an array of pedagogical tools designed to engage students in deep, meaningful learning, whether online or off. Inquire here.
Research has shown that learning is impeded when students’ identities aren’t reflected in the curricula or honored in class. In this session, participants will explore and practice strategies for designing curricular units that engage students through a deeper understanding of their individual identities and community values. Inquire here.
How do you know when your students full grasp the material you are teaching? How do you encourage more authentic learning experiences while minimizing grade-grubbing and cheating? This interactive workshop reviews the “backwards design” process and focuses on multiple assessment strategies that allow students to demonstrate what they know. Inquire here.
Traditional tests are limited in what they assess, and they rarely translate to remote and hybrid learning environments. In this workshop, participants will explore the elements of effective performance assessment design and will leave with a student centered performance assessment for an upcoming unit of study. Inquire here.
Assessment practices are often optimized to justify grades and cajole students into doing their work, not as a way of deepening the learning process for the student and teacher alike. In this session, participants will reconsider how an approach that values assessment-for-learning translates into easily implementable classroom strategies. Inquire here.
Students and teachers need to feel connected to foster healthy and engaged learners — wherever learning is happening. But can this connection be forged when students and educators are not in the same physical location? Participants will leave with practical strategies for building connections with and between students synchronously, asynchronously, with a particular eye towards students that may be hardest to reach. Inquire here.
Participants will examine the tension that parents, students, and teachers often experience during remote and in-person learning over issues such as homework, grades, and the culture of competition. We offer tools to create a healthier learning environment. Inquire here for Professional Development or Inquire here for Parent Education.
Measure students’ academic engagement, physical health and well-being, family norms, remote learning, and inclusion experiences (newly added). Review results with our Research and Program team during an hour-long debrief call and develop an action plan to drive improvements in the student experience. Learn More or Inquire Here.
This abridged, more affordable, survey allows you to focus on one of the specific topic areas below. Review results with our team during a debrief call and develop an action plan to drive improvements in the student experience. Learn More or Inquire Here.
“Listen in” as a small group of students share their experiences on a particular topic – remote learning, assessment, connection to teachers, and more. The learnings from this workshop can help drive the policy and practice decisions you make. We’ll help you prepare, execute, moderate, and draw insights from this event. Inquire here.
Is your school administering your own, in-house surveys? Our Research Team can advise on design, data management and transforming data into action. Inquire Here.
Supporting student well-being requires also supporting adult well-being. This survey asks faculty and staff about their own stress and experience of remote instruction, as well as their perception of the student experience. Review results with our team and plan actions to drive improvements. Learn More or Inquire Here.
Get a quick read on your staff members’ well-being and feelings of connection. Survey results on these topics can provide key guidance on how to best address staff needs during this challenging period. Learn More or Inquire Here.
How can parents best support the personal and academic needs of their children while also attending to their own professional and familial needs? In this presentation, caregivers will learn how they can establish a healthier home environment for their school-aged child, reduce academic stress without sacrificing achievement, and increase their child’s resilience, creativity, and well-being. Inquire here.
Understanding the experience of parents sets the stage for better communication and decision making. Through this survey, schools will access parents’ perceptions of remote learning, student well-being, and family norms, and will partner with the Challenge Success team to determine critical insights and develop an action plan. Learn More or Inquire Here.
*A 120-minute workshop costs $2,200