You have big goals – we’re here to help you accomplish them!

The Learner-Active, Technology-Infused Classroom™ is a comprehensive framework for designing learning environments that put students at the center of all learning. This framework drives all of our related professional learning topics.

We take the time to understand the unique challenges your school or district is facing, and then customize our approach for each partnership!

Innovative Designs for Education offers…

– Customized workshops (1-5 days) connected to a wide range of professional learning topics – check them out below!

– Individualized coaching sessions that are embedded within the school day

– In-person, remote, and hybrid options are available for all workshops and coaching

Our sister company, EdQuiddity Inc, offers…

Virtual Learning Communities (VLCs)

Online, Self-Paced Professional Learning Experiences (PLEs)

– A subscription to MyQPortal

– Each professional learning topic can be connected to a variety of Edquiddity Inc. solutions – check out all topics below!

 

Today’s students are tomorrow’s problem solvers… or even problem-finders!  Problem- or project-based learning experiences engage students in solving real-world problems and build efficacy!

Online, Self-Paced Professional Learning Experience:

Virtual Learning Communities:

  • Designing PBLS
  • PBL Implementation – Next Steps in Student-Centered Authentic Learning Unit Design

Connected blog posts by Dr. Nancy Sulla:

MyQPortal resources: 

An equitable learning environment allows all students to achieve at high levels. Students who are engaged in learning, and empowered to make a difference in their world, become efficacious students today and efficacious citizens of tomorrow.

Online, Self-Paced Professional Learning Environment:

Virtual Learning Community

  • Designing Equity-Driven Learning Environments

Connected blog posts by Dr. Nancy Sulla:

MyQPortal resources:

SDL at IDEStudent “choice” begins with teachers providing options; student “voice” begins with students suggesting paths.

Virtual Learning Community: 

  • Structures and Strategies to Support Individualized Learning

Connected blog posts by Dr. Nancy Sulla:

MyQPortal resources:

When teachers needed help shifting to remote instruction, IDE Corp. developed the 11 Aspects of Remote Learning based on how teachers move from in-class to blended learning, beginning with technology needs and moving up.

Anticipating that schools would not be opening in the usual way in the fall of 2020, we developed a set of strategies and structures that work as well at home as they do in school — to eliminate the stress over how schools would open . . . just one way to teach no matter where students are.

The 7 Attributes represent what is needed to ensure academically rigorous learning paired with social and emotional learning — two major goals of schooling. Read Dr. Nancy Sulla's latest book, Reinventing the Classroom Experience: Learning Anywhere, Anytime.

Online, Self-Paced Professional Learning Community:

Virtual Learning Community: 

  • Reinventing the Classroom Experience

Connected blog posts by Dr. Nancy Sulla:

Executive Function

Paying attention, organizing, problem-solving, and more - if only all students came to class with these skills! Executive function skills are critical to all academic learning. It’s important to build a culture of executive function through activities, structures, and teacher facilitation.

Online, Self-Paced Professional Learning Experience:

Virtual Learning Community:

  • Building Executive Function to Support Student Success
  • Digging Deeper: Creating a Climate of Executive Function in Your Classroom

Dr. Nancy Sulla’s book:

Building Executive Function: Missing Link to Student Achievement explains how building executive function requires a combination of activities, structures, and teacher facilitation strategies aimed at six increasingly complex life skills that should be the goal of any school.

CASEL

We all know ‘why’ SEL is important.  We provide the ‘how’ to create a culture of Social and Emotional Learning in classrooms.

Online, Self-Paced Professional Learning Experience:

Virtual Learning Community

  • Prioritizing Social and Emotional Learning

Connected blog posts by Dr. Nancy Sulla:

MyQPortal resources:

STEM-STEAM

You can design projects that get students thinking like innovators! Synthesize science, tech, engineering, math and an artist’s design perspective as students prototype solutions to real-world problems.

Virtual Learning Community

  • Culture of STE(A)M and Design Thinking

Connected blog posts by Dr. Nancy Sulla:

MyQPortal resources: 

Design Process

Whether you’re planning for a MakerSpace, setting up a STE(A)M challenge, envisioning a problem-based unit, or considering a Genius Hour, a design process can support your students in delving deeply into thoughtful creation.

Virtual Learning Community

  • Culture of STE(A)M and Design Thinking

Connected blog post by Dr. Nancy Sulla:

MyQPortal resources:

Leadership Development “A savvy leader knows that bringing about true and lasting change requires a process that involves inspiring others to step outside of their comfort zone and challenge their own beliefs.”  – Dr. Nancy Sulla

IDE Corp. consultants provide a range of in-person or remote services to support school and district leaders, including:

  • Visioning and strategic planning
  • Administrative coaching
  • Planning for flexible seating and other innovative design
  • Long-range planning for district-level instructional change
  • Systems based culture-building
  • Strategic classroom walkthroughs and teacher evaluation practices
  • Innovative hiring practices

Virtual Learning Community:

  • 10 Mindsets for Transformational Leadership for School and District Leaders

Connected blog post by Dr. Nancy Sulla:

Curriculum is constantly changing, in response to new standards, new philosophies, and new testing needs.  We are here to help! IDE Corp. consultants provide a range of in-person or virtual services to support curriculum writing and revision, including:

  • Creating a problem-based curriculum
  • Designing curriculum maps
  • Revision to align with new standards and/or standardized testing

Blended Learning

You've collected the data - great!  Now, what do you do with it?

Virtual Learning Community

  • Using Formative Assessment to Drive Instruction

Relevant blog post by Dr. Nancy Sulla:

MyQPortal Resource: 

When thinking about "making up for losses" caused by school closures... it’s not about dropping parts of the curriculum; it’s about increasing engagement and connecting
learning to a real-world context through “power standards” and student-driven learning!

Some of our approaches...

Teaching through power standards: Which standards drive mastery of other standards?

Engaging students through 5 Ps of PBL: How do you increase motivation to fuel learning?

Ensuring access for all to differentiated opportunities to learn: How do you ensure equity so that all students have access to meaningful opportunities to learn?

An equitable learning environment allows all students to achieve at high levels. Students who are engaged in learning, and empowered to make a difference in their world, become efficacious students today and efficacious citizens of tomorrow.

Prioritizing structures to build executive function: How do you accelerate learning by building skills that are foundational to learning while addressing the content itself?

Maximizing teachers’ time for learning facilitation: How can teachers shift from information dissemination to become facilitators of personalized learning?