Design Coaching for Schools and Districts

At Getting Smart, we deliver a school, leadership and learning design experience that honors the unique characteristics and vision of each partner. With strength amplified partnerships in the journey of change, we celebrate the vision of each project through accelerated idea generation and the development of solutions required for successful implementation, from inception to future iteration.

By maximizing the unique talents and resources within the learning community, our approach is focused on holistic learner experience, and crafting a customized blueprint for your organization as you shape the future of learning. As your innovative guide, we are highly successful in developing individual leaders, teams and whole system networks in a design process that will serve as a conduit for barrier elimination. Our collaborative approach will provide insights that examine each project through a “yes if” lens of potential and expand idea fulfillment through the application of design thinking.

Whether your idea is at the infancy stage on the back of a napkin, or deeply rooted as an existing model that needs to be transformed to meet the needs of your current landscape, we are confident in our ability to provide thought engineering that will deliver on our commitment to innovative growth.

To all of our partnerships, we bring:

  • A learner centered perspective;
  • A unique combination education and leadership experience;
  • A design focused lens to problem solving; and
  • A commitment to thought leadership in the space of innovation & learning.

Coaching & Design Services include:

  • Leadership & innovation coaching;
  • Facilitation of strategic plans & long range facility planning;
  • Design & growth support for innovative new schools;
  • EdTech research; and
  • Customized partnership

Work Examples

We take collaborative pride in supporting each partner as they explore all aspects of the school design process and celebrate discovery of unknowns for each project through the expansion of ideas. In addition the services outlined below, Getting Smart also builds customized partnerships with districts and networks looking to innovate, design and stay accountable. For more about our current work and experiences check out our team page

Strategic Planning

Leadership Coaching

Design Workshops

Comprehensive. Customized. Creative.