The Three-Minute Walk-Through training is an exclusive approach to supervision for any educational leader responsible for mentoring and supervising teachers who desires to move supervision to a collaborative level, which can have a powerful impact on student achievement.
The Three-Minute Walk-Through Follow-Up is designed for districts that have had administrators trained in Downey Walk-Through training. The follow-up can be customized to meet the administrators' needs.
School Visitation Protocol (SchoolView: Gathering Trend Data on Curricular and Instructional Classroom Practices) is a diagnostic data-gathering tool that principals and other school leaders can use to gather trend data regarding curricular and instructional practices in the classroom. This observational data can be used for needs assessment and changes in classroom practices as a result of staff development initiatives.
Raising Student Test Scores: A Baker's Dozen Ways presents to teachers, school-based administrators, and other instructional leaders 13 powerful strategies to raise student test scores. The seminar focuses on working with low-performing students with effective approaches to improve student achievement.
Taking the Mystery Out of Tests and Textbook Alignment Strategies teaches educators how to analyze high-stakes tests to identify the essential content being assessed. The seminar also provides participants with the principles needed to analyze textbooks and other instructional resources for alignment to the tests in use.
Examining Student Work for Standards Alignment and Real-World/Test-Item Formats is designed for school-based administrators and teacher participants to examine classroom artifacts of student work, and calibrate those artifacts with state standards and tested objectives. The calibration process provides educators with feedback regarding the grade level of student work.
Training Seminars in the Curriculum Audit Process
Level 1: Curriculum Assessment Design and Delivery is a three-day training program designed to prepare participants to examine and evaluate deep alignment issues in order to improve student achievement
Level 2: Systems Factors: Governance, Leadership, and Support Services is a three-day training designed to prepare participants to examine and evaluate system-based issues in order to optimize the delivery of effective teaching and learning.