Effective professional development is essential in promoting a high quality educational environment for students. Our team is highly skilled in developing and implementing face-to-face, on-line and hybrid programming designed to support the specific needs of educational professionals. Our team will work with you to identify specific needs and collaborate with you on the best approach and content to address your needs.
Curriculum Development and Alignment
Deciding what to teach and when has become and increasingly daunting task as educators face pressures to meet national, state and local requirements. Often times, poor test scores are reflective of a poorly developed or poorly aligned curriculum. Several members of our consulting team have had significant and positive experiences in this area.
On-line and blended forms of instruction have exploded over the past decade and more and more students and teachers are engaging in cloud-based content delivery. MIDA Learning Technologies has a team of professionals and a range of partners with expertise in designing and delivering on-line content, whether it be for courses or professional development.
Our global economy and advancements in technology have contributed to the flattening of educational experiences across the world. MIDA team members have worked in international school settings as well as international student recruiting. We can help you establish a strategy for engaging these international opportunities for your school and students.
Establishing mission, vision and values statements that are meaningful and tie into a long range planning document can be a daunting task. MIDA team members have had a great deal of experience in developing and implementing strategic plans at various levels and we can assist you in doing the same.
Data Mining and Usage
Data has become a pivotal focus point in today's education environment. Good decisions should be based on meaningful and valid data. Too often, we become mired in data that does not present a meaningful or complete picture. Understanding how to assess multiple data points and coalesce that information is a critical step in data-driven-decision making and MIDA can aid educators in getting the most out of the information at hand.
Our team can design and implement research projects at all levels. We specialize in both quantitative and qualitative designs. Our most recent projects in this area focus on the effectiveness of integrating specific instructional technology services and strategies to improve learning outcomes.
With decades of expertise in technology integration, our team members can help assess, plan and implement effective technology integration strategies for your district, school or classroom. Our partners provide best in class in-depth professional development geared toward a variety of technology integration issues and the PD can be designed for specific needs of teachers, administrators or other school personnel.
Increasingly educational institutions are dependent on connectivity to the internet, which brings untold educational and business opportunities, but also increases the potential for networking breaches and piracy of highly confidential information. MIDA Learning Technologies can help institutions assess their potential risks and identify threats to confidential data. Not only can we assess threats to your network, but our team of data security specialists can work with your technology specialists in mitigating risks.
Assessment, whether we like it or not, has become an increasingly important aspect of everyday life in education. Standardized testing has permeated the educational landscape. Much of what educators do today is linked directly to these standardized tests. However, assessment is and should be much more! Assessment, when linked to instruction can inform teachers and administrators and help shape the curriculum as well as instructional delivery. MIDA Learning Technologies can assist in adopting best practices in assessment to guide instruction as well as strategies for linking high quality assessment to standardized testing to ensure positive results.
Too often creative ideas and programming take a back seat because of lack of funding. There are countless opportunities to tap into federal, state, local, foundation and private dollars. Figuring out where to look for these dollars is only one part of the puzzle. Once identified, a quality proposal that matches funding guidelines has to be developed. Once funding has been secured, the grantee must follow strict guidelines in implementing and reporting the project. Several of our team members have extensive experience in prospect mining, grant development and implementation. These team members can assist you in locating and applying for funding to meet your project concepts.