Creating Supportive Environments


Creating Supportive Environments

Identify and eliminate barriers to learning

Actionable strategies for creating more equitable classroom practices

When paired with ambitious instruction, a supportive environment has the most direct effect on student learning. That’s why creating and sustaining ideal conditions for teaching and learning is more than a “nice to have.” It’s a critical lever for improving student outcomes.

The new Creating Supportive Environments professional learning series is designed with that in mind. The series explores supportive environments within the context of instruction to help educators create more equitable teaching and learning experiences and address systemic challenges that have limited or blocked sustained achievement.

With the Creating Supportive Environments professional learning suite, you can:

  • Activate teachers in support of students.
  • Develop awareness around the six key entry points for equity: mindsets, relationships, products, spaces, processes, and systems.
  • Learn evidence-based practices in the areas of family engagement, social-emotional learning, and more.

Creating Supportive Environments workshops

Meet the needs of your team with onsite and virtual delivery options.

Educators will examine their understanding of how data can lead to more equitable classroom practices. The session will also explore how students’ identities and unique needs can impact their learning.

Equity has an important role to play in data conversations. Educators will examine how dispositions, beliefs, and identities can impact teaching and learning, and how trustworthy data and assessment can empower learners.

Explore how the intersection of equity and formative assessment practices shapes student engagement and success. Educators will explore the impacts of their instructional practices and beliefs on student engagement.