GATEWAY TO MASTERY® is an unconventional “classroom up” approach to school improvement that overcomes the challenges of planning, implementing and monitoring improvement. It is a philosophy, not an add-on program, that systematically and systemically accelerates any school improvement efforts, from kindergarten through graduate programs.
Our professional development focuses on how to:
The three disciplines of GATEWAY TO MASTERY® – Culture Mastery™, Knowledge Mastery™ and Performance Mastery™ - facilitate your goals. These disciplines interact, interrelate and are interdependent within the school: working together to create sustainable improvement.
GATEWAY TO MASTERY® is based on the Quality Management/Continuous Improvement philosophy of Dr. W. Edwards Deming. His Quality Management theories were adapted to educational organizations in the early 1990s and pioneered in classrooms by Jeff Burgard and his colleagues later that decade.
GATEWAY TO MASTERY® integrates Quality Management with Systems Thinking, child psychology and cognitive theory as well as brain and assessment research into one integrated philosophy. This well researched, easy to master, practical shift from tradition dramatically impacts education’s bottom line: student learning and enthusiasm.
GATEWAY TO MASTERY® has helped districts win
MASTERY challenges educators to understand and analyze their
educational system, whether that system is a district,
school, or classroom. Using straightforward, well-designed,
well-researched and non-faddish ideas. It allows teachers to
continually improve their classroom system to increase
student academic performance and simultaneously improve
student motivation for learning."
"If you desire to be a higher level professional, this is the way to go."
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