Our consulting services are driven by our clients and their daily challenges and opportunities. We approach our consulting work with open minds and with the goal of shared ownership of the work. This makes our efforts relevant, actionable, and most importantly, successful. We have expertise in many areas of school improvement as well as content experts for a holistic look at the issues affecting student success.
ESSA has created an important opportunity for states to empower districts in their school improvement efforts. As districts seek the most effective ways forward in this new environment, Education Northwest supports improvement planning at all levels—from the district to schools to individual programs and teachers. Our expert staff and proven approach help educators use data and research evidence to understand their needs and select proven solutions to their problems.
External evaluation is a critical part of any program. It can tell you what elements are—or are not—working and whether the program is making a difference. A successful evaluation depends on a complex interaction of people, methods, and a genuine interest in looking critically at program challenges and successes. We have worked with a broad range of program teams to maximize the power of evaluation.
Success Now! is our solution to implementing new standards, improving schools, and strengthening education systems. Our approach promotes collaboration and shared leadership within schools while focusing on what matters most: improving success for all students.
Education Northwest offers mission-driven organizations professional development that yields long-term impacts. We create customized learning experiences in a full range of formats, designed to meet learner needs “anytime, anywhere.”
Our instructional design teams, including content experts, curriculum and multimedia developers, bring over 50 years of research and development expertise, along with on-the-ground teaching experience, to solving organizations’ adult learning challenges. We help ensure that your investments in training and professional development pay rewards in new skills and changed behaviors.
School Improvement Events
Mike partners with schools and districts to plan, lead, and implement data- and evidence-driven change initiatives. He also serves as head of the Northwest Comprehensive Center, which provides technical assistance to state education agencies in priority areas such as educator effectiveness, school improvement, and Common Core State Standards implementation. Mike is passionate about providing the highest quality services possible and ensuring those services are of high relevance for the educators we serve.