Services for Schools and Districts

Our Approach to Professional Learning

Our professional learning on learner variability aims to increase collective teacher efficacy by helping educators understand what makes learners unique and how to leverage the science of learning to support their needs. According to John Hattie, collective teacher efficacy, which is the collective belief of teachers in their ability to affect students, has the largest effect size on student achievement. Beliefs matter and understanding learner variability can change the way teachers see students as whole learners with unique strengths and challenges. Our professional learning helps teachers and leaders understand how to design for learner variability based on our four design principles:

  • Designing Inclusive Environments that Foster Belonging
  • Designing for the Whole Learner
  • Designing based on the science of learning
  • Designing for student agency

We offer a variety of professional learning services and resources that partners can choose from to meet the needs of their professional learning programs.

Customize Your Path

Self-Guided Modules

We have seven self-guided modules on learner variability that provide opportunities to explore different paths and personalize learning content to help educators and leaders design for learner variability.


Whether in-person or virtual, our workshops on designing for learner variability can be tailored to your district initiatives on a variety of topics such as: whole child learning, culturally responsive teaching, social and emotional learning, Multi-tiered support systems (MTSS), strengths-based teaching.

Professional Learning Communities Guides

We have professional learning community (PLC) guides available for each module and each design principle that can be used to help carry the learning into school communities. These guides include activities to apply and extend learning within a school context. We provide train-the-trainer support for PLC leaders on how to use the guides and adapt to their school goals and needs.


Micro-credentials offer ways to demonstrate learning and competence across different aspects of learning and application. Our partners can choose from three different stacks of micro-credentials or can opt to design their own.

Examples of Our Work

Professional Learning Communities & Micro-credentials

In this year-long partnership with Iredell-Statesville Schools, we worked with a group of educators who were selected to participate in Professional Learning Communities (PLC). Through train-the-trainer workshops, plc guides, and activities, we supported PLC leaders and members in using the Learner Variability Navigator to support instruction and complete micro-credentials.

Learner Variability Pathways within an LMS

In our partnership with Verizon Innovative Learning Schools, we co-designed a series of modules and micro-credentials that have been integrated into the program’s learning management system. Verizon Innovative Learning Schools can opt into this pathway as part of their extended learning in their third year. To date we’ve been able to award 692 educators and coaches micro-credentials on learner variability.

Modules, PLC’s & Train-the-Trainer Workshops

In our partnership with District of Columbia Public Schools, we provided a series of seven asynchronous modules that cover a range of topics related to learner variability, along with professional learning community guides for each module.  We then provided a series of train-the-trainer workshops to district administrators from their division of exceptional learners on how to leverage these tools in their professional development.  

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