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
SEE THIS PROCESS IN ACTION. CHECK OUT THE RETROFIT SCHOOLS!
The Harless Team will work with school faculty and staff in the
Vertical and horizontal teams focused on student learning. (Link to
21st Century Structure and Organ.)
– Conducting team building activities to establish a collaborative
collegial learning environment.
– Developing a character education philosophy in order to create a
positive school and classroom environment.
Developing an understanding of 21st century learning
components to prepare teachers and administrators for
implementation. (Graphic of the framework– http://www.p21.org/)
– 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.
– Developing 21st century skills and effective teaching
techniques that promote student and teacher collaboration and
inquiry/research based learning.
– 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:
full day professional development held in the summer with topics and
number of days based on the implementation plan;
training throughout the school year;
in-class modeling and coaching based on teacher assessment needs;
professional development via videoconferencing with schools and
school systems that have the technology capability.