AfG provides research-based resources, trainings, professional development offerings and web-based support systems that are designed to advance the growth and development of districts and schools in the service of student learning. Separate components of AfG are provided to address a district or school’s particular needs. Contact us to learn more about our services.

INDISTAR®

A web-based platform that guides a district or school Leadership Team in charting its improvement, supported by resources aligned to effective practice. Learn more at indistar.org.

Personal Competency Institute

Training on Enhanced Lesson Design and strategies to build students’ personal competencies for learning—cognitive, metacognitive, motivational, and social/emotional. Includes lesson planning templates, an online tool for planning, and access to resources.

Aligned Professional Learning

To increase teacher competencies around effective practices, each teacher participates in targeted, online professional learning, aligned with effective practices and tailored to the teacher’s needs.

Solid Foundation®

An elite model for pacesetting school communities and a blueprint for building a strong school community. The web-based Planning Guide, with 26 agendas, guides a School Community Council (SCC) through a three-year implementation cycle, with access to a rich resource library. Click here to learn more.

Family Engagement Tool

An online tool that guides teams in their work to form strong relationships among students, families, and school personnel supporting student learning. Includes a needs assessment, planning tool, and a rich library of resources. Click here to learn more.

School Community Index

Get to know your community. A web-based survey, completed by the principal, teachers, parents, and students (in high school), comes together in a rich report complete with charts, graphs, narratives, and guidance for analysis. Click here to learn more.

Change Management

Diagnostic Analysis & Intervention Design
Diagnose patterns of practice in schools, align findings with targeted actions, and guide, monitor, and document improvement.

Performance Management Systems
An online platform that allows LEAs and schools to target strategies and actions based on the findings in the Point-in-Time Diagnostic Report; and, to plan, organize, track and monitor progress on professional practices and implementation of supports and interventions within each of the four performance domains.

Indistar
A two-track electronic platform that manages change aimed at research-based effective practices.

  • District Success: 1 core function with 3 effective practices
  • School Success: High Schools: 7 core functions, 24 effective practices; Middle Schools:5 core functions, 17 effective practices; Elementary Schools: 6 core functions, 18 effective practices

Aligned Professional Learning

To increase teacher competencies around the effective practices implemented through Indistar, each teacher participates in targeted professional development, aligned with effective practices.

Leadership Academy

The Leadership Academy is an advanced training and support system for district and school leaders and leadership teams. Includes management of effective instructional teams and facilitation of instructional planning.

Family Engagement

The school forms a school community council or family engagement team. The team focuses on the relationships among students, families, and school personnel that support student learning. The Family Engagement Tool guides their work and provides a rich library of resources.

Teacher Academy

The Teacher Academy includes training on enhanced lesson design and strategies to build students’ personal competencies for learning—cognitive, metacognitive, motivational, and social/emotional. The training includes lesson planning templates and an Internet-based tool for planning and with access to resources.

Coaching for Schools and Districts

AfG provides virtual coaching for district and school leadership teams. The coaching includes webinar-based trainings, conference calls, and feedback and dialogue via the Indistar system.

Support Systems & Resources for School Leaders & Teachers

Powerful tools that align resources, strategies and professional development to academic and professional standards.

AFG works with State Education Agencies, intermediate units, districts, and schools to provide platforms for making systemic and sustainable change to advance teaching and learning.

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