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Provider

The Leadership and Learning Center, a part of Houghton Mifflin Harcourt (HMH) Publishing Company

Contact Information

Primary

Pamela Musick
6933 Bittersweet Dells
Fort Wayne, IN 48614

Phone: (260) 676-2161
Email: pamela.musick@hmhpub.com

Secondary

Herb Miller
317 Inverness Way South
Suite 150
Englewood, CO 80112

Phone: (303) 504-9312 ext. 220
Email: hmiller@leadandlearn.com

General Information

Website: www.leadandlearn.com
Screenshots / Demo: n/a
Effectiveness Data: www.leadandlearn.com
Type of Organization: For Profit Company
Organization is best described as: For-Profit
Age of Firm / Number of Years in Operation: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, created in 1832 and incorporated in 1908, has been in business for 179 years. The Leadership and Learning Center was founded in 1992.
Level(s) services may be provided: - Elementary
- Middle
- High School
- District
Provides performance guarantees in contract: NO
Educational Services Provided Content Curriculum Programs
Curriculum Alignment
District Culture
Educator Effectiveness
Instruction
Leadership
Professional Development
Staff Evaluation

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

The Leadership and Learning Center has numerous customers in Colorado. Below is a sampling of our Colorado references. We would be pleased to provide additional references, should the State wish.

Colorado League of Charter Schools
Kelly Grable
kgrable@coloradoleague.org
(303) 989-5356

Adams County School District 14
Dr. Susan Chandler
smchandl@acsd14.k12.co.us
(303) 853-3333

Montezuma-Cortez School District RE-1
Stacy Houser
shouser@cortez.k12.co.us
(970) 565-7282

Pueblo School District 60
Kathy West
kathy.west@pueblocityschools.us
(719) 549-7148

Eagle County School District RE-50
Traci Wodlinger
traci.wodlinger@eagleschools.net
(970) 328-2182

Recent References:

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt is pleased to provide the following districts as references who can speak to The Center's recent work in the past 12 months.

Fort Bend Independent School District, TX
Dr. Olwen Herron, Chief Academic Officer
(281) 634-1813
Olwen.herron@fortbend.k12.tx.us

Osborne High School, Cobb County School District, GA
Gail Johnson, Principal
(770) 437-5900, ext. 230
Gail1.johnson@cobbk12.org

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

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt provides products and services to schools and districts in all 50 states and around the world. For additional information about our customers, please contact the individuals listed above.

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

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt believes that every successful project must be supported by an outstanding and robust set of resources. We are dedicated to publishing and delivering a vast array of educational materials and services with the express purpose of providing students of all ages with the means to reach their full learning potential. HMH's illustrious history-coupled with a relentless desire by the industry's top professionals to provide the finest research-based, scientifically proven products-is what sets our company apart as a leader in the educational marketplace.
HMH's largest division is its Education Group, headed by Mike Lavelle. A vital partner in the current global education reform movement, the Education Group publishes a comprehensive set of best-in-class educational solutions, ranging from research-based textbook programs to instructional technology to standards-based assessments for students and educators. The HMH Education Group comprises three subgroups:
1. Comprehensive Curriculum Group, led by Rita Schaefer, focusing on the provision and support of basal textbooks and related services;
2. Specialized Solutions Group, focusing on the provision of supplemental curriculum and related services targeted to address districts' most demanding challenges, including preventative solutions; and,
3. Enterprise Solutions Group, led by Russ Carlson, focusing on the provision and support of data management systems, assessments, content, technology, and related services to drive holistic, results-oriented solutions.
Together, these three business units address all segments of the educational market in the United States and around the world, and are committed to fostering an environment of innovation and customer focus.
In 2007, the Houghton Mifflin School Division merged with Harcourt School Publishers, effectively creating the premier provider of elementary school curricula. Harcourt School Publishers had provided exemplary textbooks and related instructional materials since 1919. Houghton Mifflin School Publishers offered comprehensive programs in Science, Reading, Language Arts, Mathematics, and Social Studies as well as integrated
Pre-Kindergarten curriculum, Reading and Math intervention, and professional development. Together as the Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Education Group, the organization is now the preeminent publisher of K-12 educational resources and includes the following imprints and brands: Great Source, Holt McDougal, The Innovation in Education Group, Rigby, Riverside, Saxon, Steck-Vaughn, and The Leadership and Learning Center.
The Leadership and Learning Center (The Center) joined the HMH family in early 2011. The Center provides world-class professional development services, cutting-edge research, and innovative solutions for educators and school leaders who serve students from Pre-Kindergarten through college. The Center works with public school systems, as well as charter schools, religious and secular independent schools, community colleges, technical schools, universities, state departments of education, national ministries of education, and international education associations.
The Center has distinguished itself from other professional development, research, and consulting organizations by bridging the critical gap from knowledge to action by ensuring real-world implementation. The Center's focus and commitment yields dramatic increases in student achievement through hands-on follow-up support. In fact, The Center created the Implementation Audit(TM) to help educational systems determine the most effective and efficient ways to use their personnel and financial resources to impact student achievement.
As global leaders in enhancing student achievement, The Center focuses on three goals: innovation, service, and growth. The Center's innovations in teaching and leadership strategies help every student succeed and their world-class service reflects the respect and commitment we have for every client and colleague. Their commitment to growth means that every year they serve an increasing number of students around the world.
Founded by Dr. Douglas B. Reeves, The Center continues to be a pioneer in helping increase student achievement in the most challenging schools and educational systems. Educators around the world particularly know their work in high-poverty, high-minority schools, and their ground-breaking work in 90/90/90 schools (90% poverty, 90% minority, and 90% of students meeting or exceeding standards). The Center's work with 90/90/90 schools (and now 100/100/100 schools) across the country is particularly useful in investigating positive associations between educational practice and sustained educational excellence.
During the 2009-2010 school year, The Center's highly experienced consultants delivered more than 2,600 days of professional development, research, consulting, and implementation services to hundreds of clients in every state as well as in multiple international locations. They have the unique capability to work with all demographics, including those of urban, suburban, and rural communities. The Center's team also has considerable experience in raising achievement for specific student populations, including English Language Learners (ELL), and special education, gifted and talented, credit recovery, and other student groups.
The Center also publishes a wide array of over 50 research-based resources including books, DVDs, and training manuals. Some of The Center's most well known publications, in addition to those mentioned above, include Accountability in Action, The Daily Disciplines of Leadership, and The Learning Leader by Douglas Reeves; Power Standards by Larry Ainsworth; Beyond the Numbers by Stephen White; and training manuals that support all of our core seminars and implementation.

Qualifications of Instructors/ Staff that Provide Services:

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt's staff of more than 3,600 professionals possesses a wealth of experience in education and business, with many holding advanced degrees. Our office-based staff, which includes our product development and management teams, is augmented by a nationwide network of consultants, sales representatives, professional development personnel, and regional managers. Our entire staff has extensive experience working on-site with a wide range of clients, including state agencies, large school districts, and individual private schools to ensure they are realizing the full potential of our products and services.
The Center's exemplary cadre of over 70 Professional Development Associates, includes experienced superintendents, principals, administrators, and educators who provide comprehensive practices that increase student achievement through administrators' and teachers' improved use of the following: accountability, assessment, curriculum, data, instruction, leadership, and standards.

Cost:

Please contact the individuals listed above for information about the costs associated with The Center's services.

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

As an integral part of Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, The Center provides world-class professional development services, cutting-edge research, and innovative solutions for educators and school leaders who serve students from Pre-Kindergarten through college. Through their cadre of consultants, The Center has expertise in delivering dozens of seminars and services based upon the needs of a district or school. Each of The Center's seminars can be customized in design, structure, and organization to meet Colorado's specific needs. This base of customizable professional development and research and implementation services is a distinct strength that sets HMH and The Center apart from other professional development providers.
Customers have a wealth of knowledge and experience at their reach, with consultative services, educator training, product training and product-aligned courses designed to meet the needs of today's students and educators. Houghton Mifflin Harcourt provides innovative and effective learning solutions for students in all grades that meet the needs of each individual student. Our consultants will work with each school/district to determine which products and services best meet the educational needs of students, selecting from the many available within our catalog.

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

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt will work with Colorado districts and schools to evaluate the effectiveness of our services and materials. As a leading educational publisher of print and electronic products, HMH is continually revising its product lines to remain on the cutting-edge of the field in order to provide educators with the data and tools necessary to meet the evolving needs of today's students. We will be pleased to collaborate with Colorado educators to develop an evaluation process that will demonstrate how our products and services improve student achievement. In addition, we offer Colorado schools and districts outstanding customer training and support to ensure the optimum use of our deliverables.

Sample of services offered for a school or district:

Under 500 Students:

The Leadership and Learning Center provides leadership development across states to districts that include urban, diverse, and low-income schools. Their approach to leadership development, which includes on-site and off-site support and a focus on action and implementation, has been successfully conducted with district and schools both large and small. Consultants work with each school or district to determine what seminars, workshops, and professional development services best meet local needs.

500-1000 Students:

The Leadership and Learning Center provides leadership development across states to districts that include urban, diverse, and low-income schools. Their approach to leadership development, which includes on-site and off-site support and a focus on action and implementation, has been successfully conducted with district and schools both large and small. Consultants work with each school or district to determine what seminars, workshops, and professional development services best meet local needs.

1000+ Students:

As noted, The Center has extensive experience working with a broad range of school systems that include urban, diverse, and low-income schools. Norfolk, Virginia, one of The Center's most intensive partnerships and a district with one of the highest mobility rates, gives The Center significant credit for its Blue Ribbon Schools and for receiving the Broad Prize for greatest overall performance by an urban school system in the nation.

The following overview of The Center's work with Norfolk Public Schools is representative of the high-quality consultant services that The Center provides.

District-wide, Sustainable Improvement-Norfolk Public Schools (NPS), Norfolk, Virginia
-Client Need: Sustainable model for improving student achievement, quality teaching, and effective leadership
-Demographics: 65% of students on free or reduced lunch, 76% minority population
-Deeply Implemented Center Practices:
oHolistic Accountability System
oData Teams
oDecision Making for Results (formerly called Data-Driven Decision Making)
oCommon Formative Assessments
oEngaging Classroom Assessments (formerly called Making Standards Work)
oFive Easy Steps to Balanced Math Program
oEmphasis on Non-fiction Writing (Writing to Learn)
oMonitoring System: Holistic Accountability System, Data Teams, Planning, Implementation, and Monitoring School Improvement Planning
oCombination of Seminars, Implementation Visits, and Certification Trainings
-Results:
100% of schools met state benchmarks in writing (all grades).
100% of middle and high schools showed positive trends in reading, literature, and research.
100% of high schools met state benchmarks in Chemistry.
100% of middle schools are fully accredited in Earth Science.
Multiple 90/90/90 schools
Decreased number of expulsions by 66%
1998: 11% of elementary schools and none of the middle schools in NPS had at least 50% of students proficient in Language Arts.
2005 (when Norfolk received Broad Prize): 100% of elementary schools and 100% of the middle schools had at least 50% of students proficient in Language Arts, Math, Science, and Social Studies.
2005 high school dropout rate: .05%

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