Education Innovation and Research (EIR) Partnership

  • NTC was recently awarded a 5-year Education Innovation and Research (EIR) grant to provide school-based, job-embedded support through instructional coaching with an emphasis on Social-Emotional Learning (SEL). 
     Cradeling the Whole Child
    Partners in the EIR-SEL grant improve their local capacity to improve teacher practice through coaching with attention to both the academic and social-emotional needs of students and educators.
    Participating schools and teachers receive:
    • Dedicated, job-embedded professional learning to create or support school-level instructional coaching expertise 
    • Access to research informed instructional tools that improve student learning 
    • Instructional data and data coaching at the district, school and classroom level 
    • Consultation with school leaders to ensure that all work of the partnership is aligned with school and district priorities with focus on enhancing school-level strategic improvement 
    • A peer network to strengthen local school relationships and collaboration
    NTC's coaching model integrates the academic and social-emotional needs of students. Optimal Learning Environment
    • The approach centers on each child and considers the complete environment in which children learn and live. 
    • The work in schools is anchored in creating optimal learning environments that creates the conditions for learning. 
    • Each partnership is customized to privilege and support local priorities.