Strategies in Action provides teachers with more depth of understanding on specific research-based strategies and evidence-based practices. Each topic in the collection supports the implementation of specific exemplary practices by providing additional, high quality support to help teachers be more effective. The Strategies in Action collection consists of over 20 different strategies and practices that make the biggest impact on student learning and teacher effectiveness.

Strategies in Action provides teachers with strategies and ideas for planning and using exemplary practices through concise, powerful professional development.

Each Strategies in Action is available as:

A Book.
Includes a Study Guide and Training Presentation.
(minimum 10/title)

An Online Course.
Includes Learning-Focused PLC Membership



Strategies in Action for
Learning-Focused Lessons:

  • Activating Strategies
  • Advance Organizers
  • Assessment Prompts
  • Classroom Environment
  • Collaborative Pairs
  • Effective Feedback
  • Effective Lesson Instruction
  • Graphic Organizers
  • Learning Activities
  • Learning Goals and Lesson Essential Questions
  • Learning-Focused Lessons
  • Summarizing Strategies

Strategies in Action for
Increasing the Rigor of Learning-Focused Lessons

  • Higher Order Thinking
  • Effective Assignments
  • Effective Questioning
  • Formative Assessments
  • Raising Rigor
  • Extended Reading Passages and Test Fluency
  • Using Reading Comprehension and Text Structures
  • Vocabulary Strategies
  • Writing to Raise Achievement

Strategies in Action for
Accelerating Learning-Focused Lessons

  • Differentiated Assignments
  • Vocabulary Strategies
  • Accelerating Learning
  • Previewing Strategies


Use Strategies in Action books for…

* individual professional development
* group study (focus strategies in PLC’s for example)
* providing your teachers with 1-3 hour professional development workshops at your school using
   Learning-Focused expert trainers – Schedule your training here

Use Strategies in Action courses to flip your professional development.

Teachers learn at their own pace and then collaborate in PLC meetings or in professional development coaching sessions with Learning-Focused experts. Provide better professional development, spend less money, and achieve greater results by having teachers participate in online workshops through Learning-Focused PLC and then providing them with onsite coaching from our experts. Support your teachers with onsite coaching as they finish Strategies in Action courses and begin the implementation of their new skills.

Strategies in Action provides targeted training of strategies and practices, including:

  • Why it is important to implement
  • What effective implementation looks like
  • The steps in the process for using them most effectively
  • Time for practice and development of the strategy
  • Different uses and examples

The most important point about Strategies in Action is that each strategy provides teachers with the knowledge and skills necessary to ensure effective implementation.

With Strategies in Action, teachers will improve their planning and use of the top strategies and practices. They will advance their skills from knowing and randomly trying, to doing with quality.

Strategies in Action training is available:

Online Professional Development using our e-learning platform, Learning-Focused PLC

  • Access anytime, anywhere
  • Individuals or teams can learn and improve implementation of strategies and practices at their pace
  • Course participants receive access to planning and support resources through Learning-Focused PLC

Onsite Professional Development

  • Learning-Focused provides 1 – 3 hour workshops on each strategy and practice at your school or training site
  • Each teacher receives a copy of the book

Individual or Team Book Study Professional Development

  • Each teacher improves implementation as a self or team study of the strategies and practices
  • Increase the effectiveness of PLC’s by using Strategies in Action
  • Each teacher receives a copy of the book