Designed for Today’s Educators!
A fresh and collaborative approach to professional development.
You're Always Supported
Currently, education is an industry heavy on accountability but lacking in support. You’ve experienced the frustration of federal regulations, lack of funds, disagreements on education implementation, lack of respect for your profession, the diversity of student needs…the list is endless.
Now you have the support you need through the VEN. Here, educators support each other and use their expertise to brainstorm solutions to challenges. This is not a “sit and get” style or “train the trainer” approach to PD. This is an “educators come together from all levels, roles, and positions and use your expertise to help your fellow colleagues tackle challenges they’re facing in their classrooms, offices, gyms, and media centers” type of model. In the process, relationships are built, validation is give, creative ideas are born, and problems are addressed.
A Revolution in Online Professional Development
Educators! Your time has come. You finally have the virtual platform and network you have always needed and wanted for continuing your education and collaboration with peers.
Educators need support now, more than ever, for the challenges and problems you are facing every day in and out of the classroom. The VEN brings a dynamic virtual professional platform that works with your busy schedule.
Click on the video below to learn more about the components of the VEN.
Ready For Something Different?
Imagine coming together with other educators from all levels of education and a variety of roles. Support staff, teachers, counselors, and all your peers. Interact with professionals with varying degrees, years of experience, and backgrounds.
In the past, you would have only met with colleagues in the same grade or school level. While this will always remain important, our research shows that VEN participants experience more support and a higher willingness to incorporate new ideas and strategies. When you are excited about something and get encouragement, it shows!
Ultimately, your students benefit the most from your collaboration and professional development.
Taking Professional Development One Step Further
In the past, you didn’t have a professional development facilitator to guide collaboration and support. You do now!
Our trained facilitators work alongside educators through the VEN process. They lead your group through a tested protocol, ask guiding questions, keep the conversation productive, encourage participation, and maintain accountability for all participants.
The VEN is a safe space that fosters sharing.
WHAT ARE PEOPLE SAYING ABOUT VEN?
“The Ven is a place where educators can collaborate to share
ideas, work through challenges and offer viable solutions”
-Kenyatta, Elementary support educator
“[I] appreciate all the ideas.”
-T.B., Elementary educator
“If you have a problem, bring it to the VEN.”
-Dana, High school algebra educator
“There’s something that feels different about this [the VEN].”
-Amanda, CTE Instructional Coach
“It feels good to not be alone.”
-Kristen, High school social worker
I feel like I’m in an episode of “House” where
all the educator experts brainstorm to solve problems!
I hope I can participate again in the future.
-Tracy, Elementary life skills