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Appraisal and Root Cause Analysis

Using an assets-based approach, we collect and examine data from a variety of sources to identify school systems’ strengths, needs, and barriers. Our protocols guide school systems to identify the root cause(s) of the challenges they face.

Leadership Coaching

Our leadership coaches provide educational leaders with expert assistance to learn and practice new skills and problem solve barriers to implementation.

Instructional Coaching

Through our Collaborative Coaching model we assist teachers to better meet the needs of their students.

Professional Learning

Our professional learning is structured to prioritize customization and feedback. All of our partners receive technology enhanced materials that support individual and group learning endeavors.

Technical Assistance

We pride ourselves on being realistic and relentlessly helpful as our partners bridge the gap between well written plans and lasting improvements. This includes development of a theory of action, 90-day plans, and narrow focus proposals.

Personalized Learning

Student-centered schools develop proficiency-based learning paths for each student, nurture the interests and goals of each student, facilitate collaborative work, and connect students with teachers in meaningful ways. Ed Direction assists partner schools to implement personalized learning. We are proud to be a preferred implementation partner of Summit Learning.

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A New Model for Family Engagement

A New Model for Family Engagement By Jane Williams and Kattie Dewald Recently a cartoon went viral that showed a teacher quietly standing alone on

Storytelling to Heal in a Post-Pandemic World

Storytelling to Heal in a Post-Pandemic World By Charlie Lyons and Carrie Miller “This has changed the conversation. People are talking about things on a

COVID-19 Calls for a Narrow Focus

COVID-19 Calls for a Narrow Focus By Lauren Watkins and Charlie Lyons  Tensions were already running high due to the recent government mandate to shelter in place when Utah was

Pinpointing Student Needs in the Age of COVID-19

Pinpointing Student Needs in the Age of COVID-19 You’ve been teaching math at a large, urban middle school for 15 years. Your students come primarily

IL-EMPOWER Partnership Improves ISBE Report Card School Designations

IL-EMPOWER PARTNERSHIP IMPROVES ISBE REPORT CARD SCHOOL DESIGNATIONS FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: Chase Christiansen cchristiansen@cicerogroup.com 801-456-6700 IL-EMPOWER PARTNERSHIP IMPROVES ISBE REPORT CARD SCHOOL DESIGNATIONS November

ESSA Update: How does this impact our schools?

ESSA Update: How does this impact our schools? ESSA Update: How does this impact our schools? When President Obama signed the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) into

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MANAGEMENT CONSULTING

Cicero Group is a premier management consulting firm focused on implementing data-driven strategies for a broad mix of private, public, and social sector organizations across the globe. We work with top management to assess needs and provide data-driven decision support to capture and build value in a variety of industries and across a full range of organization structures.

We bring deep functional expertise in advanced research and analytics, strategy, operational excellence and trajectory transformation to identify and capture value for our clients. These are the pillars of Cicero Group’s overarching purpose: Help clients create and continuously deliver extraordinary results.