Responsive Classroom now available directly in 6 midwest states

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Monday, November 11, 2013

Northeast Foundation for Children (NEFC), developer of the research-based Responsive Classroom® approach to elementary teaching, has announced that, effective November 1, 2013, it will provide professional development services and resources directly from its national headquarters to K-8 educators in Minnesota, Wisconsin, Iowa, Oklahoma, North Dakota, and South Dakota. These services were previously provided under a licensing agreement through Origins, an organization based in Minneapolis.

The full range of Responsive Classroom offerings is now available to any interested teacher, school, or district in the six-state region. This includes on-site training and consulting for schools and districts, professional development workshops for teachers and administrators, and publications and study-group resources to support professional development for K-8 educators. Responsive Classroom workshops will be offered in several locations in the region during spring and summer 2014. Detailed information will be available on the Responsive Classroom website later in the year and will be sent to anyone signing up for the free Responsive Classroom newsletter (also available at the website).

“It is very exciting to now be directly offering our Responsive Classroom professional development and award-winning resources to educators in all 50 states and beyond,” says Lora Hodges, Executive Director of NEFC. “To effectively implement the Common Core and prepare students to participate and thrive in our ever-changing society, our teachers need the appropriate training and Responsive Classroom is a proven source of high-quality professional development.”

About Northeast Foundation for Children, Inc., and the Responsive Classroom Approach

Northeast Foundation for Children, Inc., a not-for-profit educational organization, is the developer of Responsive Classroom, a research-based approach to elementary education that leads to greater teacher effectiveness, higher student achievement, and improved school climate. Responsive Classroom practices help educators become more effective in three interrelated domains: engaging academics, positive community, and effective management. The Collaborative for Academic, Social, and Emotional Learning (CASEL) has recognized the Responsive Classroom approach as one of the most effective and well-designed programs for teaching academic, social, and emotional learning.