Engaged Classrooms Four-Day Institute

This four-day institute empowers teachers to meet students’ cultural and developmental needs and create classroom conditions where students feel known and safe, challenged and creative, cared for and encouraged.


The persistence of opportunity gaps and academic and disciplinary disparities among student groups brings urgency to reaching, teaching and engaging all learners. This dynamic four-day experience is designed to support middle and high school teachers to reflect on their current practice and study frameworks, strategies, and mindsets that increase engagement, build high-performing classroom communities, improve academic achievement, and foster social and emotional competencies essential to students living a successful and productive life during and after high school.


  • Fostering and sustaining positive personal relationships
  • Organizing the classroom environment for student learning
  • Ramping up rigor to increase academic engagement
  • Targeting academic supports to meet the range of learners in a classroom
  • Planning for, responding to, and managing unwanted behaviors


This institute serves as a beacon for teachers to reaffirm the joy, satisfaction, and honor of helping young people navigate their way to a bright and meaningful future. As agents of change, teachers foster students’ sense of agency and self-direction and have the power to influence the trajectory of young people’s lives. This institute for instructional leaders, coaches, teacher leaders, and teachers is foundational to having:

  • A vision and plan for designing equity‐centered classrooms
  • A clear and strategic approach to integrating research‐based strategies to support students’ academic, social, and emotional development
  • A framework and strategies to increase students’ good will, interest, effort, attention, participation, and commitment


Participants will receive:

Please call us at 800-370-2515 ext. 32 to explore bringing an institute to your school or district.

“This institute was fun and informative. You allowed us to learn by doing. I loved the readings, practical applications, time to collaborate with others, and the push to think about my own practice.”  (Institute participant, NYC, 2018)