Program Development, Professional Learning & Family Engagement
Wexford Inc, focuses on collaboration with clients and their constituents (students, families, educators, other stakeholders) to create innovative and evidence-based programs to meet critical needs and to develop resources to support the innovations.
Wexford staff has over thirty years of experience in designing innovative projects with clients, to improve or transform professional development, distance/ blended learning, instructional programs to increase equity and create an environment of excellence in teaching and student learning.
Wexford staff assists agencies in the program planning state to assess assets and priorities, and plan for needs, creating:
a Theory of Action and a Logic Model;
goals, objectives, fidelity measures, and indicators of success;
a management plan with timelines and responsibilities;
internal and external evaluation plans;
a possible plan for funding implementation; and,
a sustainability plan
Wexford assists in the development of policies, practices and programs to increase equity of opportunities and outcomes for underserved student subgroups. Wexford can also assist in supporting applications for funding from relevant funding sources.
Wexford has assisted clients in applying for and receiving over $300 Million in funding from federal, state, regional, and local governmental sources, and private foundations. Funded projects have included grants for teacher development, distance learning, Magnet, GEAR-Up, arts integration, mental health, and school climate.
In conjunction with the program development process, Wexford can provide PD on research-based practices and processes, and supportive resources to increase effectiveness of planning and implementing the programs that are designed.
Wexford uses ThinkTanks involve clients and their constituents in identifying critical needs and evidence-based and enhanced strategies to meet those needs. Typically in a series of ThinkTanks involving integrated or separate role groups, Wexford uses a variety of techniques including design-thinking for this collaborative planning.
In conjunction with the program development process, Wexford can provide resources for, and assist clients with, the development of Family engagement programs that focus on family and community assets and respond to most critical needs.