Our Work

We collaborate with and advocate for impact-oriented partners who are committed to doing work that accelerates the future of teaching, leading and learning. Our strategic solutions are tailored and impactful to best support these partners in achieving their goals and helping leaders know what to do next. 

Our Core Capabilities

Continuous development, research and practice have helped our team refine a set of core capabilities that we use to traverse the evolving learning landscape. We leverage these capabilities through a combination of tailored advisory, advocacy and design solutions. While each capability can be a standalone project, we often combine various expertise and services to create a custom-tailored partnership that best serves the needs of our clients.

Learning Design & Coaching

Our team empowers leaders in learning. From classrooms and buildings to district level teams, we specialize in K-12 school design, district and school network advising and innovative leadership models. This work includes workshops and design sessions, coaching calls, thought partnering and innovative program design and implementation support particularly in areas of student-centered learning, project-based learning, place-based learning, and competency-based learning among others. 

 

Professional Learning

We design and facilitate in-person and virtual school and learning tours, speaking engagements, webinars, professional development, and workshops. We also work with clients to develop event strategies and provide event management and logistics. Looking for your own professional learning? Check out our free Getting Smart Town Halls or our paid cohort offering Smart Sprints for more information. 

 

Strategy

We provide strengths-based, flexible, client driven strategic support to a variety of organizations and school districts. Our strategy partnerships span a wide range of projects including project design, planning and management, network design and development, scaling strategies, strategic guidance, technical assistance, product and brand development, edtech product development, market positioning and go-to-market strategy, organizational development and education foundation investment strategy.

 

Campaign & Initiative Development

We help get your voice heard by advocating for the work being done to support high-quality learning for all.  Getting Smart designs and implements high impact thought leadership campaigns and initiatives for foundations, organizations and school networks. This includes spotting, naming and framing emerging issues, campaign management, audience development, message testing, content development, publication and dissemination.

 

Media, Communications & Marketing

We believe in the power of storytelling and support clients with media channel development, strategic communications, marketing and social media. This includes building and implementing strategic communication plans, message testing and market research. Getting Smart also amplifies products and brands through sponsored blogs, infographics, white papers, podcasts and other multi-media marketing content.

 

Our Reach

We partner with schools, districts, and networks, as well as learning and philanthropic organizations.

150

Organizations Supported

550

Schools Visited

3.2M

Annual Site Views

10,000+

Resources Created

330

Podcasts Published

Work With Us

What is a challenge or set of challenges you feel Getting Smart can support? We personalize all of our projects in order to meet each individual partner’s needs.