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Peer Coaching That Works

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Curiosity Works: Moving your school from improvement to innovation

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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

Blog Post | The Reading Now Network: Redefining value to chart a course to improvement

What if schools took the same approach to data that Major League Baseball does? This might first require us to overcome status quo bias, say Ottawa Area ISD assistant superintendent Dr. Kyle Mayer and McREL consultant Ben Cronkright in a recent blog post. As district leaders increase their focus on their roles as change agents and questioners, the work of West Michigan’s Reading Now Network to improve student reading scores is paying off. Learn how they did it.


2018 Professional Learning Events

We’re excited to announce our 2018 Professional Learning lineup! We’ve added several new innovative sessions, both in the summer and fall, and are offering a bonus: Each of our Denver-based academies and workshops now includes extended coaching for the 2018–19 school year to support your continued development!


New Curiosity Works™ Resource Guide! | Unleashing Curiosity with Challenging Learning Tasks

When students believe that new knowledge is attainable, yet just beyond their reach, they’re motivated to learn. This 8-page guide offers tips and reflective questions teachers can use to create learning environments that unleash student curiosity. The guide introduces four key elements integral to creating challenging learning tasks for students and provides a rubric to reflect on your progress in cultivating self-directed, curious learners.


"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

Services We Offer

Curiosity Works™

How do we foster curiosity in our students and ourselves on a daily basis in our schools? We have some ideas.


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.



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


Curriculum & Standards

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


Formative Assessment

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


Instructional Technology

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



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


Learning Supports

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


Personnel Evaluation

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

Research & Program Evaluation

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.


School & System Improvement

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