Empowering Educators Through High Quality
Onboarding and Ongoing Training
We know that every minute matters with students, and teachers need to be fully prepared to maximize class time. To achieve this goal, we offer professional development sessions tailored to your community’s needs both to remove obstacles and to enhance teacher efficacy in service of their students.
8,500 (and counting)
This Academic Year
Our Winward White Glove Service in Action
Our onboarding sessions and ongoing workshops achieve the following:
Professional Development Supports Educators
Onboarding sessions provide educators and leaders with the tools and skills they need for a seamless launch – to choose lessons, improve student culture, enhance learning partnerships, and work effectively with students.
Ongoing support includes providing access to resources and materials, reviewing data to drive personalized scope and sequence plans, supporting with assessment administration, and tracking student usage and growth.
Training to Support Instructors of Any Ability
Winward Academy removes the burden for instructors of all abilities to deliver high quality instruction by ensuring our instructional resources can be leveraged by both content teachers and non-content instructors.
Non-Content Expert Instructors
For non-content instructors (e.g., a Response to Intervention class, Advisory class, Seminar class, or after school program mentor), the resource guide facilitates a rigorous learning experience for students by leveraging the pre-recorded lessons by our content expert, Dr. Winward. This comprehensive approach also includes study plans to maximize growth by balancing areas of need based on how frequently concepts are tested.
Content Expert Instructors
Content expert instructors can easily take advantage of the thousands of rigorous practice questions and flexibility of the platform in creative ways. With these resources and data tools at their fingertips, content expert instructors save precious time preparing materials and instead are empowered to focus on what matters most: individualized and targeted instruction to their students.
For example, an experienced instructor can systematically monitor academic progress for students and give precise topic level feedback to each student while other students work independently. Another example is forming small groups based on topics: a content expert instructor will be able to easily group students by performance and offer small group intervention while the rest of the class works independently. This is a best practice to close academic gaps more quickly and more efficiently.
Additional Training and Support
We meet the needs of academic communities and offer sessions that strengthen learning environments
Training modules on threat assessment and threat management taught by world-renowned school safety expert, Dr. Reid Meloy
Best practices to build and enhance relationships with students to encourage a positive learning environment and to foster engagement
Research-based strategies for pacing, scheduling, presentation, and organizational skill accommodations that support diverse learners
Webinars for students to access expert tips and advice about successful college and career pathways
Experience the Winward Effect!
Winward Academy supports implementation of any size with intervention, acceleration, and college graduation readiness initiatives. Our unmatched reputation is wholly attributable to students’ exceptional success and to the trust earned among students, parents, and educators around the world.