Professional Development

Our curriculum model is paired with a data-driven professional development approach that builds a teacher’s toolbox.

A coach talking with with two teachers.

Ongoing Implementation Support

Too often, a curriculum ends up sitting on a shelf collecting dust or is used in pieces. STREAMin3 is more than just a box of materials — it’s a comprehensive model that includes the ongoing professional development (PD) educators need to make the curriculum come alive in their classroom. 

How does it work? STREAMin3 provides ongoing training and professional development webinars to increase educators’ understanding of the curriculum and improve their interactions and experiences with children. All classrooms have access to an Implementation Specialist for support. Eligible classrooms partner with coaches, receiving individualized, one-on-one support to analyze how to build on personal strengths to improve their interactions and implementation. 

Components of STREAMin3 PD

Coaching

Classrooms eligible to receive one-on-one, direct coaching meet with coaches for individualized support and to collaborate on goals and action steps.

Observations

Coaches observe (live or recorded), model, and provide ongoing feedback to support curriculum implementation and modification.

Group PD sessions

Programs meet regularly to increase understanding of the curriculum and work towards common goals.

Make it Your Own

Our curriculum is not a one-size-fits-all approach. Through ongoing coaching and implementation support, educators are encouraged and empowered to modify STREAMin3 activities and routines to meet the needs of their children and classrooms — all while staying true to the Core Skill objectives and Intentional Teaching Practices. Ongoing professional development opportunities help educators develop a deep understanding of the curriculum so they can successfully adapt it to best serve the children in their care.  

Teacher and toddlers play on carpet. Teacher holds a block in her hand as a child reaches for it
The STREAMin3 curriculum is like a really solid house, but the coaching and flexible approach allows us to do what we know is best for the kids in our room.
Preschool Teacher
A teacher and principal reviewing data and the curriculum.

What Data-Driven Means

At STREAMin3, we know professional development is best when it’s tailored to the needs of each child, teacher, and program. And we do that by using data. STREAMin3 supports educators to use data (classroom observations, child assessments, and family feedback) to understand their needs and to shape professional development experiences.