What We Do

SK & C Development Group develops and delivers training programs designed to further the professional development of district, school, administrator, paraprofessional, government officials, and leaders.  The programs can include various delivery methods (i.e., e-learning and/or face to face) and can be prepared as single or multiple touch points (single certification class or span of multiple events over time).  Both technical and soft skills can be included.

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TRAINING TOPICS

  • Assessment:  Strength Finder, Myers-Briggs Assessment, Winslow Profile, Emotional Intelligence Assessment, and John Maxwell Leadership Assessment

  • Leadership:  Building relationships, coaching/mentoring, communication, creative conflict, leading an organization, leading people, correcting performance problems, critical thinking, developing others, feedback/providing constructive feedback, managing change, managing performance, team building, trust/building under pressures

  • Facilitation:  Developing results, effective meetings, facilitation skills, negotiation skills, creative conflict and conflict management/resolution

  • Process Management: Discovering gaps, modeling practices, measuring results, achieving results, project management, systems approach, and Lean Six Sigma Training

  • School Improvement:  Analyzing Data, facilitating root causes, setting goals, action planning, monitoring of implementation

  • Compliance-Preparation for School District Audits, Federal Compliance/Implementation

  • School Culture-developing effective strategies and best teaching practices to provide strong relationships among administrators, teachers, parents and students; developing the process in which teachers and other staff members work together and the set beliefs, values, and assumptions they share

  • Diversity Inclusion/Equity-building an organizational culture that is reflective of multiple perspectives with power of voice and policy for results

  • Technology Training- Office 365, One Note, Google Classroom I-Now, Data Analysis

Offered

SERVICES OVERVIEW

Leading Virtual Learning for Continuity of High-Quality Education-

Using the best practices for asynchronous and synchronous learning, leaders will be guided through the use of digital tools to effectively collaborate and communicate with faculty and staff.  The model includes providing leaders with executive coaching, tools, strategies, and processes to support and monitor excellent instruction.

Delivering High Quality Instruction in a Virtual Environment

Using the best practices for asynchronous and synchronous learning, teachers will be guided on the use of digital tools to collaboratively plan, effectively deliver, and continuously support student learning to ensure excellent instruction in the virtual environment.

Developing A Shared Understanding of Excellent Instruction for Shared Accountability and Improved Results at All Levels (District, School, Leaders)

Using a systems approach to guide leaders with developing a shared understanding of excellent instruction by come to consensus on the components of excellent instruction using the research.

Maximizing District Leadership Resources Using Total Quality Management Processes for Shared Accountability and Improved Results at All Levels

Using a systems approach to guide leaders with implementing systemic reform and re-engineering of resources to build capacity and organizational efficiency.

Instructional Leadership Professional Learning Focused on Leading the Instructional Program

Using a blended approach to develop leadership capacity to improve teaching and learning by the educational leaders serving as the lead learner using a systems approach to managing and leading school improvement.

District Leadership Professional Learning Focused on Maximizing Resources for Total Quality Management and School Support

Using a blended approach to develop district-level capacity to support teaching and learning by using a systems approach to maximizing the use of human resources and performance.

School Leadership Professional Learning for Novice Administrators-

Using a blended approach to support and develop novice administrators (three  years or less) with leading the instructional program using experienced coaches and mentors that focuses on the three major standards for preparing administrators to be successful in the first three years.

Implementing CCRS for Student Success Professional Learning for Math and Reading Teachers

Using a blended approach to support teachers and administrators in the implementation of College and Career Ready Standards (CCCRS).  The professional learning will focus on providing teachers with strategies to unpack the standards and to apply the Standards of Mathematical Practices (SMPs) in both reading and math classrooms.

Integrating STEAM Innovative Practices as Part of Model Schools

Using the Engineer Design Mode; for total integration into school culture to include extensive professional learning, tools, and on-site support by NASA trained educational leaders.

District/School Efficiency Reviews

Using a proven School Efficiency Review Process, the purpose of the review was to identify savings that can be gained through best practices in non- instructional areas of organization, educational service delivery; human resources; facilities use and management; financial management; transportation; technology management; and food service.