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Provider

Teaching Strategies LLC

Contact Information

Primary

Milena Deric Zarubica
7101 Wisconsin Avenue
Suite 700
Bethesda, MD 20814

Phone: (800) 637-3652 ext 1141
Email: milena.z@teachingstrategies.com

Secondary

Kristen Johnson
7101 Wisconsin Avenue
Suite 700
Bethesda, MD 20814

Phone: (800) 637-3652 ext 1744
Email: kristenj@teachingstrategies.com

General Information

Website: www.teachingstrategies.com
Type of Organization: For Profit Company
Organization is best described as: For-Profit
Age of Firm / Number of Years in Operation: 24
Level(s) services may be provided: - Elementary
Provides performance guarantees in contract: NO
Educational Services Provided Assessment
Content Curriculum Programs
Curriculum Alignment
Professional Development

Name of Schools/ Districts that this organization has served in Colorado:

Aurora Public Schools
Maureen Gurrini
magurrini@aps.k12.co.us
303-363-0484

Denver Public Schools
Cheryl Caldwell
Cheryl_Caldwell@dpsk12.org
720-423-8207

Recent References:

Washington State Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction, P.O. Box 47200, Olympia, WA 98504, Kathe Taylor Ph.D, Phone: 360-725-6153; E-mail address: kathe.taylor@k12.wa.us
Arizona Department of Education, 1535 W. Jefferson Bin #15, Phoenix, AZ 85007; Holly Ford, phone: 602-542-2790; Fax: 602-542-2730 E-mail address: holly.ford@azed.gov
Chicago Department of Family and Support Services, 1615 W Chicago Ave, Chicago, IL 60622, Vanessa Rich, phone: 312-743-0300; E-mail address: vrich@cityofchicago.org

Name of Schools/ Districts that this organization has served in other states:

Des Moines Public Schools
Susan Guest
susan.guest@dmps.k12.ia.us
515-242-8424

Clark County SD
Julie Rae Kasper
Director, Early Childhood Programs, Clark County, NV
Seigle II #485
PH: 799-7479

Qualifications of this Organization (licensure, trademark, etc.):

Teaching Strategies is a dynamic educational publishing company. We serve the early childhood community exclusively, bringing curriculum, assessment, professional development, and family connection resources to programs serving children from birth through kindergarten. The company was founded in 1988 by Diane Trister Dodge, a former preschool teacher and leading voice and visionary in early childhood education. Today, Teaching Strategies has a staff of more than 80 people who are experienced educators, policy experts, researchers, and business administrators. Teaching Strategies is the developer and copyright holder for the following products: The Creative Curriculum® for Preschool, Fifth Edition, The Creative Curriculum® System for Preschool, Teaching Strategies GOLD® , The Creative Curriculum® for Infants, Toddlers, and Twos, Second Edition, Revised, The Creative Curriculum® for Family Child Care.

Qualifications of Instructors/ Staff that Provide Services:

Teaching Strategies Trainers are a select, diverse group of early childhood educators specially certified to deliver professional development services on The Creative Curriculum®, Teaching Strategies GOLD® and all the other Teaching Strategies products. Staff Trainers hold at least Master’s Degree in early childhood education and are experienced educators with varied specialties, including working with English-language learners, supporting children with special needs, early literacy, and assessment. Staff Trainers have worked in Head Start programs, family child care centers, public school systems, and military child care programs.

Cost:

The costs of Teaching Strategies products can be found online at: http://www.teachingstrategies.com/content/pageDocs/Teaching-Strategies-Catalog-2011.pdf
Or at http://www.teachingstrategies.com/bookshop/index.cfm
We also provide Professional Development services and the costs for the sessions are as follows:
1 full day of training $3,250, ˝ day is $1,625. The more days of training are purchased the lower per day price is, for example for 2 purchased days the price per day is $2,465. If a program purchases 3-9 days the price per day is $2,375, 10 or more days $2,225.

Explanation of how we are able to provide differentiated services to meet the individual needs of schools and districts.

Teaching Strategies is able to custom-design professional development models to meet the needs of each customer and has significant experience designing solutions for large, complex, systems-based initiatives. Teaching Strategies knows from experience that staff development services must be adaptable to the unique needs of each particular customer and that one size fits all model does not apply in the educational setting.

How will we evaluate our services and support to schools and districts and its effectiveness in school/ district/ student achievement?

We have several checks in place. Each of our Professional Development sessions is customized to meet the needs of the customer. After each session we distribute the evaluation forms to make sure we follow up with any needs/concerns that arise after the session completion.
In addition to this, for our assessment product we offer Inter-rater Certificate for free to ensure that the implementation is carried out successfully and to the standards.
We also have a money back guarantee for all for our products returned up to 45 days after the shipping date. The products need to be in their original condition.

Sample of services offered for a school or district:

Under 500 Students:

Just like with all the customers, Teaching Strategies would work with the district or school to determine the needs of its staff and students. Depending on the need, we would offer the products and services that
would be the best fit. We have a wide range of products and can customize the professional development sessions to focus on the needs of the teachers and administrators.
Sample of services would, as already mentioned previously, include professional Development, curriculum and assessment products. Depending on the technological equipment of the school/district the assessment format offered would be online based tool.

500-1000 Students:

Just like with all the customers, Teaching Strategies would work with the district or school to determine the needs of its staff and students. Depending on the need, we would offer the products and services that would be the best fit. We have a wide range of products and can customize the professional development sessions to focus on the needs of the teachers and administrators.
Sample of services would, as already mentioned previously, include professional Development, curriculum and assessment products. Depending on the technological equipment of the school/district the assessment format offered would be online based tool.

1000+ Students:

Just like with all the customers, Teaching Strategies would work with the district or school to determine the needs of its staff and students. Depending on the need, we would offer the products and services that would be the best fit. We have a wide range of products and can customize the professional development sessions to focus on the needs of the teachers and administrators.
Sample of services would, as already mentioned previously, include professional Development, curriculum and assessment products. Depending on the technological equipment of the school/district the assessment format offered would be online based tool.

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