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McREL helps students and staff flourish

Are you ready to change the odds of success for your students and staff? We’re here to help you. We are committed to making a difference in the quality of education and learning for all through excellence in applied research, product development, and service. We translate information into knowledge, knowledge into action, and action into results, collaborating with educators on better ways to help students flourish.

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Latest news and features from McREL

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Press Release | McREL to help expand online educational programs for NASA’s CosmoQuest

McREL is among ten collaborating institutions that will work to expand and enhance public education and outreach efforts for NASA’s CosmoQuest Virtual Research Facility. The CosmoQuest.org “citizen science” website provides students, teachers, and the public with an online experience similar to those at traditional brick-and-mortar research centers, and includes science projects, online classes, seminars, and teacher materials. McREL will help integrate CosmoQuest activities into the classroom, strengthen teachers’ professional learning on space and earth sciences, and conduct rigorous internal evaluation of the $11.5 million project.

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McREL Blog | Six important tenets of student engagement

Consulting director Bj Stone offers six important tenets of engagement that help capture students’ attention and build a supportive classroom learning environment. These practices, she says, make students partners in the learning process, are supported by research, and permeate engaging learning environments.

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New Book | Balanced Leadership for Powerful Learning: Tools for Achieving Success in Your School (2015)

Learn how a balanced approach to school leadership enables more effective implementation of the fundamental components of leadership: establishing a clear focus on what matters most for the entire school; managing the challenges associated with change to sustain improvement efforts; and creating a committed, purposeful, and positive community of teachers and staff.

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"McREL has never failed to provide us with innovative ideas, training, and resources."

− Jennifer Parker-Moore, Instructional Tech & School Data Consultant, Macomb Intermediate School District, Michigan

"McREL was instrumental in the development of our state-approved professional development system. I highly recommend them for work in your district."

− Bette Zippin, Director of Professional Development Support, Broward County Schools, Florida

"McREL training transformed my teaching this school year."

− Jessie Altman, Teacher, Francis Howell School District, Missouri

"All of my administrators said that McREL’s Balanced Leadership professional development was extremely meaningful to their practice and allowed them to be reflective learners."

− Debra Kaplan, Superintendent (Retired), West Covina Unified School District, California

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Customized Consulting

Every problem provides an opportunity to learn. Our job is to help you find the root source of your thorniest challenges and work with you on solutions.

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Curriculum & Standards

Standards-based curriculum that is both rigorous and allows for personalized, engaging learning opportunities.

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Formative Assessment

Just-in-time information that teachers can use to meet today’s “deeper learning” demands.

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Develop the skills and strategies needed to challenge students, develop positive relationships, and consistently deliver high-quality instruction.

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Instructional Technology

Strategically roll out your technology adoptions and initiatives through PD and coaching, maximizing your tech impact on teaching and learning.

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Leadership

Find the balance between directing and sharing leadership, using specific actions to become true leaders and lift the performance of all students and staff.

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Ensure academic success for all learners by developing early, systemic, and ongoing interventions that help children beat the odds.

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Personnel Evaluation

Help your teachers, principals, and superintendents reach their full professional potential and focus on what matters most for student achievement.

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Gain a big-picture, data-driven view of your education initiatives and programs to determine what’s working, what’s not, and what to do next.

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School & System Improvement

Develop a culture of high expectations, and establish data systems to ensure effective instruction for all students.