Nia Educational provides Consulting and Coaching services.  Our company provides services that include:

Nia Educational provides customized professional learning services. Our customized professional learning services are designed to build capacity, focus on ways to improve curriculum expertise, and help teachers keep abreast of new instructional strategies, technology tools, and instructional resources. Nia Educational works with schools and districts to design professional learning opportunities that are aligned with school goals and school improvement plans. Our customized professional learning sessions aim to provide educators with new ways of thinking about teaching and learning that are grounded in research and presented in an interactive format that honors adult learners.

                      

 

 

Nia Educational believes that a high-quality teaching staff is created by investing in student-centered instructional coaching. We believe that when teachers are rooted in strong pedagogy and have a firm understanding of best practices, all students can achieve. In our student-centered coaching model, our coaches partner with teachers to design learning that is based on a specific objective for student learning. Our student-centered coaching guides teachers to use data and student work to analyze progress and make informed decisions about instruction that is differentiated and based on the needs of the students. Our coaches collaborate with teachers to assist them in using formative assessment data and student work to guide instruction as well as summative assessment data to assess progress towards mastery.

NIA Educational also provides on-site literacy Response to Intervention services for students during the school day and after school.  We use evidence -based strategies to provide reading intervention for struggling readers. Our company offers small group RTI services for Tier 2 and Tier 3 students using a blended instruction model.  Our instructors use a combination of computer -based instruction as well as research based multisensory Orton Gillingham approaches to provide reading instruction.All students began with a diagnostic assessment. We assess Comprehension, Fluency,Spelling, Phonological Awareness and Writing. Based upon the results we develop a Reading Improvement Plan (RIMP) for each student. We provide constant progress monitoring in order to analyze the impact of our interventions. We adjust interventions based on the findings of the progress monitoring. Services are delivered by highly qualified and trained educators.

The cornerstone of high-quality teaching is principal feedback through frequent classroom walkthroughs. Due to hectic schedules it isn’t always feasible to do this. Using our state-of-the-art video and audio equipment we can capture instruction in real-time which allow leaders to provide unbiased evaluations of teaching practices. Our state-of-the-art technology allows principals to gather better data for evaluations by viewing and listening to individual students or student groups.

Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS) is an evidenced based three tiered framework for improving and integrating all of the data, systems, and practices affecting student outcomes every day. Effective PBIS programs can impact school culture and student achievement.  Nia Educational provides PBIS consulting services that will help build successful PBIS implementations. Our services can support district PBIS teams and building PBIS teams with building systems to support positive behaviors and improve school culture.  We offers professional development for  district leaders, district PBIS teams, building teams and classroom teachers.   

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Establishing a PBIS Vision

In Person: 1- Full Day (8:30-3:30)        Virtual: 3- Two Hour Sessions (Flexible Scheduling)

Audience: District Leadership, Building Leadership

This course will give district leadership an overview of the PBIS Framework.  Participants will use district or building discipline data to identify the discipline needs of the district or school and establish a vision for district or school climate and culture.  Participants will begin planning essential elements of PBIS framework.  

Establishing a School Wide Tier I PBIS Framework  

In Person: 3- Full Days (8:30-3:30)        Virtual: – 3- Three Hour Sessions (Flexible Scheduling) 

Audience: Building PBIS Teams

 

Day 1 of this course will give PBIS teams an overview of the PBIS framework.  PBIS teams will establish PBIS team roles.  PBIS teams will use discipline data to establish the who, what, when, where, and how often to understand the PBIS needs of the building.

Day 2 of this course will help PBIS teams understand the science of behavior.  PBIS teams will establish expectations and establish lesson plans to teach those expectations.  PBIS teams will also learn ways to encourage and acknowledge expected behavior and de-escalate unexpected behavior.

 

Day 3 of this course will help PBIS Teams understand how to use data to make data-based decision and measure the fidelity of the PBIS implementation. Teams will begin to create action plans.

 

Effective Learning and Teaching Practices that Sustain PBIS in the Classroom

In Person: 3- Full Days (8:30-3:30)        Virtual: 3- Three Hour Sessions (Flexible Scheduling) 

Audience: PBIS Teams, Classroom Teachers

 Day 1: Establishing Procedures and Routines (8:30-3:30)

 Day 2: Increasing Student Engagement (8:30-3:30)

 Day 3: Understanding the Science of Behavior (8:30-3:30)

Implementation Coaching

Audience:  District PBIS Teams, Building PBIS Teams, Classroom Teachers

Research shows that training supported by on-going coaching results in teachers implementing 80-90% of new practices.  Our coaching services will bridge the training-to-practice gap.  Our coaching will help PBIS teams to:

      • ensure intervention fidelity
      • ensure implementation fidelity
      • develop organizational systems to promote professional judgement and sustainability