The Center for Excellence strives to be more than just another one-off training provider. Being one of the few professional learning programs that offers an immersive working lab experience at an innovative high school, the Center for Excellence is able to develop sustained learning opportunities for partners that are human-centered in design.
Below are a couple of examples of groups that have partnered with the Center for Excellence to provide a multi-year, multi-touch point implementation of a training program.
Oak Grove School District, San Jose, CA
Oak Grove School District is a K-8 district with 19 schools in San Jose, CA. OGSD partnered with the Center for Excellence for a multi-year plan to train all teachers in project-based learning. Over a series of 8 three-day training experiences, Oak Grove teachers were exposed to best practices in developing standards-aligned project experiences and scaffolding student experiences.
Daegu Metropolitan Office of Education, Daegu, South Korea
Daegu Metropolitan Office of Education in Daegu, South Korea supports over 300,000 teachers. The Center for Excellence first hosted a research team looking at global best practices. The DMOE leadership then visited New Tech High in Napa to meet our team. Over the course of a year, the Center for Excellence trained the best and brightest teachers over the course of multiple 5 day residences.