Winning the School Year: Insights from Dr. Niedringhaus

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As the new academic year approaches, administrators often navigate a sea of complexities. These challenges, however, can be managed effectively with the right guidance and strategies. This was the focus of our latest podcast episode with the esteemed Dr. Bridgett Niedringhaus. Dr. Niedringhaus is an education expert and has developed a roadmap for administrators to…

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The Critical Attributes for Successful Professional Development in Action: Charles City Middle School Case Study

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By Carrie Hepburn, Ed.D Extensive research shows that professional learning is crucial for educators, but its implementation in school districts and learning organizations remains challenging. Instead of investing in impactful learning experiences that directly improve teaching and student achievement, many districts rely on one-day workshops at the beginning of the school year. As a result,…

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Mastering the Art of Professional Learning: Unlocking the Five
Critical Attributes for Success

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By Carrie Hepburn, Ed.D. Research regarding professional learning is vast, yet school districts and learning organizations struggle to get it right. Typically, school districts kick off the school year with a one-day workshop and cross their fingers, hoping for the best rather than investing in the type of learning that impacts practice and overall student…

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Our Recent Work

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Welcome to January 2022. This time of year is full of hope—the excitement of new beginnings, resolutions, and goals. In our personal lives, we attack these resolutions with a plan. Typically, we have researched multiple sources, triangulated our data (using qualitative data, quantitative data), and developed a solid plan based on the current reality. There…

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Our Partnership with Midamerica Nazarene University

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2/09/2022 – We are excited to announce that Compass PD has partnered with MidAmerica Nazarene University to offer graduate credit opportunities for our professional learning experiences. Please keep checking back to this page for more updates and more opportunities to attend Compass PD professional development for college credit!

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Professional Development in Education

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Professional development for educators is an often overlooked component of education. Still, it plays a crucial role in ensuring teachers have the necessary tools and resources to teach their students effectively. Professional development offers teachers the opportunity to grow professionally, allowing them to stay up-to-date with changes in educational standards and curriculum, as well as…

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