UNIVERSITY: Teacher Preparation Programs:
Linked Learning: Career Pathways: An approach, not a program, for college and career readiness, for all students, regardless of achievement level or socioeconomic background. Linked Learning components include: rigorous academics, career and technical education courses, work-based learning in real world settings, and integrated student supports. Pathways are developed to meet the needs of the local industry sector.
S.T.E.M. Education: Science, Technology, Engineering and Math: Education for Global Leadership: STEM is a curriculum based on the idea of educating students in four specific disciplines — science, technology, engineering and mathematics — in an interdisciplinary and applied approach. Rather than teach the four disciplines as separate and discrete subjects, STEM integrates them into a cohesive learning paradigm based on real-world applications.
Conflict Resolution through Restorative Practices: Custom tailored programs to meet the needs of students using restorative practices and mindfulness trainings. Help students solve conflict through peer mediation and other strategies designed to improve juvenile justice outcomes.
Cultural Proficiency: “How White is your Backpack?” Trainings for schools, districts, and organizations that are interested in improving their cultural understanding. Topics provide a solid foundation for understanding equity, embracing diversity, and adapting to differences. By understanding cultural proficiency, education can be equitable in terms of access, with every child receiving what he or she needs to develop to his or her full academic and social potential. Working towards equity involves ensuring equally high outcomes for all participants in the educational system and removing the predictability of success or failures that currently correlates with any social or cultural factor.
Growth Mindset & Adolescent Brain Development: Dr. Krotz is an expert in the field of adolescent brain development, having done research for 10 years specifically in gender based education to determine instructional modalities that best meet the needs of girls and boys. The Growth Mindset movement is based on research that brains have the capacity of plasticity and intelligence is not fixed, but can be developed. Training includes the negative impact social media can have on neuronal wiring and academic performance.