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Forward FocusED Program

Designate funds once—then meet your school-improvement goals year after year

Invest in research-based, results-driven services focused on long-term results

Whatever your school-improvement goals are, we can help you develop a long-term, customized professional development strategy to achieve sustainable results for your students. Through the Forward FocusED™ program, you can build common language and shared knowledge, skills, and processes that are essential to building momentum for continued success.

Forward FocusED™ is a multiyear professional development program that delivers the research-based, results-driven services, on-site support, resources, and embedded learning opportunities teachers and administrators need to build a solid foundation for student achievement.

Schools and districts can choose from three plans—standard, premium, or select—based on their professional development needs and preferred timeline (three, four, or five years). Each plan offers locked-in pricing that includes:

  • A needs assessment to determine your strengths and opportunities
  • Ongoing, onsite training from trusted experts in Professional Learning Communities at Work®, Response to Intervention at Work™, the Assessment Collaborative, Transforming School Culture, Mathematics at Work™, and more
  • Licenses to two ed-tech platforms for professional learning, Avanti (District Administrator Award Winner) and Global PD Teams
  • Registrations to key events featuring the field’s premier thought leaders
  • Book and video resources specific to your unique needs
  • Progress monitoring to keep you focused on priority goals for your schools
  • Strategies for developing and retaining quality teachers aligned with your mission
  • Embedded coaching and high-touch support to build on your results year after year

Why Forward FocusED™ is a smart choice for education leadership

One investment supports your long-term school-improvement goals, simplifying your professional development spending and decision making. In addition, the Forward FocusED program meets the requirements of federal funding programs like Title I, Title II, and ESSER III (funds expire 9/30/24).

Want to see what long-term plans focused on student results look like in action? In our Evidence of Excellence catalog, read stories of success from real-life, hardworking educators just like you who have partnered with Solution Tree and committed to sustainable school improvement. For example:

  • Golden Hills Elementary School, Butte County, CA: In just one year, students performing at grade level in mathematics rose from 11% to 28%.
  • Lake County Schools, Lake County, FL: Graduation rates rose from 78% to 90% over three years.
  • Pasadena Independent School District, Pasadena, TX: Algebra mastery rates in students in grades 9–12 rose from 75% to 90% over three years.
  • Greater Hartford Academy of the Arts Middle School, Hartford, CT: Student proficiency rose from 20% to 72% in reading and 56% to 80% in writing over three years.
  • Fern Creek High School, Louisville, KY: Fern Creek moved from the bottom 10% of the Kentucky Department of Education rankings to the 76th percentile over a period of four years.

We cater to the unique needs of each school or district by offering a comprehensive range of services and products, including books and videos, on-site and virtual events, on-site and virtual speaker-led professional development, and online professional learning. We offer results-driven services and relevant solutions that meet your needs and work with you. Together, let’s build a plan for better student results.

Get instant access to the Evidence of Excellence catalog

You’re ready for excellence, and we’re here for you. Complete the form on this page to receive your free digital download of our premiere issue of Evidence of Excellence in Education: The Journey of Changemakers. It features inspiring stories of schools and districts across the country, just like yours, who are committed to improving school and student outcomes and shares the evidence of their effectiveness and success.

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