We partner with K-12 schools, colleges, universities, and preschools to provide professional development.
We train trainers and teachers in the principles of teaching English to speakers of other languages.
The Inspire Early Learning Program revolves around 25 developmental Goals in five Areas of Development. At the STEPS School in Omdurman, Sudan we have completed three of the four workshops introducing these goals. We started with the basic idea… You can help your students develop knowledge and skills in important areas to prepare them forRead More
Here are 10 research-based strategies for accelerating language learning or any type of learning. 1 | Determine what is worth practicing (Marzano, et al., 2001). As we all know, practice takes a lot of time and consumes significant effort. For that reason we don’t have time to practice everything to the “mastery” level. For someRead More
I had the pleasure of leading a workshop at one of Khartoum’s most effective international schools, STEPS, in Omdurman. For three hours, we discussed and worked through three main classroom strategies that increase achievement. We also sprinkled in 8 “bonus” strategies along the way. Most of the strategies were used in the presentation, so weRead More
The top goal of every professional development team is “enactment.” It’s one thing to sit in workshops and absorb new ideas, but it’s something totally different to enact them in the classroom. Our goal for Phase 3 of the Inspire Early Learning program was to see the strategies and concepts enacted in the classroom andRead More
With the success of the Inspire Early Learning pilot, one of the village preschools invited us to work with their teachers during the summer break. We conducted an intensive series of workshops (3 months). The purpose of the pilot was to (1) demonstrate the viability of this program and the concepts, and (2) to trainRead More
Last night in the village where we live, we held another professional development session for preschool teachers. This week, we added children for part of the session so the teachers could have “hands-on,” authentic experiences. They created learning centers each highlighting 1 of the 25 goals for preschoolers’ development from the Inspire Early Learning Program.Read More