Marshall’s initiatives are designed to address student learning challenges experienced by Summit Public Schools and many schools beyond. Our current initiatives — each in a different stage of development — focus on the students themselves, as well as those who support them: parents, teachers, school leaders, alumni, and district support faculty.
In 2014, we set out to create a program training professional teachers for personalized learning schools. Now in its third year of operation, the Teacher Residency does just that, while reorienting teacher preparation around the needs of our students.
Currently in its first year of operation, the School Leader Certification Initiative represents a pathway into school leadership that balances the technical with the adaptive skills of leadership, the demands of leadership and management, and the universal with the contextual.
Continuous Improvement is a set of principles and practices to help educators “get better at getting better.” These principles were designed to help tackle intricate, systems-level problems. Currently, we are supporting a network of school organizations committed to making dramatic improvements for their students with diagnosed disabilities.
Drawing on the lessons from Prepared: What Kids Need for A Fulfilled Life, Prepared Parents offers parents tips, activities, and resources to help foster skills like self-direction, collaboration, and reflection in their children.
The Postsecondary Pathways initiative develops solutions to college and career challenges, with a particular focus on ensuring students can obtain the necessary career requirements for today’s jobs: relevant work experience, a postsecondary degree and/or credential, and a professional network.