The Harless Center

The Harless Center team is composed of a diverse group of experienced professionals who have served in various capacities outside and within the K-18 system. Our passion and determination to incorporate the outlined core values into every student’s educational environment is the driving force behind our Center.

Our staff has experience in:
  • identifying educational issues,
  • devising action plans,
  • supporting educational systems,
  • providing ongoing job-embedded teacher support and coaching.

The Retrofit Process:

  • Strengthening schools to excel in the 21st century
  • Working together we can support your school in the transformation from 20th century classrooms to 21st century learning environments.
  • SEE THIS PROCESS IN ACTION.  CHECK OUT THE RETROFIT SCHOOLS! (Holly’s Information)
 

Innovative Solutions The Harless Team will work with school faculty and staff in the following areas:
  • 21st Century Organization— Vertical and horizontal teams focused on student learning. (Link to 21st Century Structure and Organ.)
  • Team Building – Conducting team building activities to establish a collaborative collegial learning environment.
  • Classroom Culture/Character Education – Developing a character education philosophy in order to create a positive school and classroom environment.
  • 21st Century Framework– Developing an understanding of 21st century learning components to prepare teachers and administrators for implementation. (Graphic  of the framework– http://www.p21.org/)
  • 21st Century Content – Deepening  teacher knowledge in subjects such as English, reading/language arts, mathematics, science, foreign language, civics, government, economics, arts, history, geography, global awareness, financial, economic, business and      entrepreneurial literacy, civic literacy, and health and wellness.
  • Pedagogy – Developing 21st century skills and effective teaching techniques that promote student and teacher collaboration and inquiry/research based learning.
  • PBL
  • Differentiated Instruction
  • Inquiry
  • Student Support – Implementing curriculum that enhances 3 tier  intervention in reading and mathematics, 21st century courses/clubs (robotics, health and wellness, global studies, Spanish, etc), virtual field trips, etc. (Graphic-student support)

 


Our TEAM can:
  • provide full day professional development held in the summer with topics and number of days based on the implementation plan;
  • conduct training throughout the school year;
  • offer in-class modeling and coaching based on teacher assessment needs;
  • deliver professional development via videoconferencing with schools and school systems that have the technology capability.