Haring Center

Our Services

Many educational programs and communities want to create more inclusive environments and strive to improve the quality of their school or program but are unsure where to begin. To help solve this, The Haring Center is proud to offer a program review service that will help organizations start creating more inclusive communities. A Program Review provides education leadership teams with guidance on the creation or enhancement of inclusive systems and structures, such as Multi-Tiered Systems of Support, Co-Teaching Models, Professional Development models and strategies for implementing inclusionary practices with fidelity.

Our Program Reviews systematically determine the strengths and areas of growth for your organization, using the Haring Center Inclusion and Equity Framework. We’ll review your current educational practices, program infrastructure and organizational structure, and provide recommendations for creating and implementing high-quality inclusive programs, including professional development models.

Our team has completed Program Reviews with K-12 schools and organizations, after school care programs, inclusive early childhood centers and more. While each Program Review is individualized for each organization and their needs, all reviews involve:

• Classroom observations
• Document reviews
• Interviews with leadership and staff members

Over these past three years, Seattle Jewish Community School has benefited from the Haring Center’s expertise and coaching in significant ways. Our Haring Center coach has worked effectively with our teachers, counselor, learning specialist and Head of School to create sustainable and accountable MTSS systems. Through direct observation of classroom practices and timely constructive feedback by your staff, our teachers are becoming far better equipped to serve our Tier 2 and Tier 3 students. Such support and guidance from HC has been both profound and transformative.

-Ron Waldman, Head of School, Seattle Jewish Community School

Source: National Center for Pyramid Model Innovations

We use a Practiced Based Coaching (PBC) framework when we work with partners striving to implement equitable, inclusive and evidence-based practices. Developed through the UW’s National Center on Quality Teaching and Learning, PBC is a cyclical process for supporting effective practices that lead to positive outcomes for children, families and communities. The PBC framework starts with developing shared goals, focused observations, reflection and feedback.

[The] UW Haring team is responsive to our needs, especially during these difficult times of remote learning. Our teachers are experiencing a sense of success and students and families are engaged with the innovative lessons we provide with the support of [the] UW.

Nicole Fitch, Director of Special Education, Snoqualmie Valley School District

The UW Haring Center has partnered with Seattle Public Schools for many years, working in tandem with our special education teams providing support and training for educators. The coaching team has provided integral support to our inclusion programs since their beginnings nearly four years ago. In our partnership with the Haring Center, our teams have grown in their capacity to offer high-quality inclusive practices in the classroom and improve outcomes for students served in Seattle Public Schools.

-Meredith Fourre, Professional Development Coach, Seattle Public Schools

We offer consultation to provide individualized support for leaders, teachers or teams to implement equitable and inclusive practices. Our consultation can involve behavioral support, program review and design, and curriculum selection and implementation.

Our district is isolated, so having a resource like the Haring Center is highly relevant for our staff in order to build capacity. Julie [Ashmun], our consultant, is knowledgeable, knows how to establish relationships and then understands how to provide care and push.

-Sandra Gessner-Crabtree, Superintendent, Port Townsend School District

Our trainings and workshops are individualized to meet the needs of our partners. Held virtually and in-person, our interactive trainings include multiple learning activities, case studies and action planning, and emphasize practical strategies that can be implemented immediately. Our topics include, but are not limited to:

  • Multi-tiered systems of support
  • Benefits of inclusive settings for all learners
  • Social-emotional learning
  • Supporting challenging behavior
  • Differentiation and inclusion
  • The Building Blocks Framework
  • Project DATA

I have taken many trainings and workshops these past several months, and I feel that Kristin [Ainslie]’s presentation and materials are the best by far! She is thoughtful and knows the subject matter very well! I look forward to taking more of her trainings.

-Anonymous evaluation feedback, September 2020

Katy [Bateman] was an awesome presenter; she was easy to listen to and clear. I loved all of her examples and stories. The slides hit the main point and two hours was the perfect length.

-Anonymous evaluation feedback, September 2020

The need for strong, effective, family-centered and anti-biased social emotional learning (SEL) frameworks is greater than ever. Young children and their families have been greatly impacted by school and childcare closures due to COVID-19 and our early learning programs have developed systems to support SEL across early childhood settings.

In partnership with Cultivate Learning, the Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI) and the Washington State Department of Children, Youth, and Families (DCYF), the Haring Center has developed a training to support social emotional tiered systems within early childhood classrooms. We have spent the past year supporting and training educators, leaders and specialists from across Washington to implement WAPM: Inclusive and Equitable Pyramid Model Practices. Our team can help your program, school or district develop an effective infrastructure to support these practices, from leadership to the classroom level, including:

  • Training on inclusive and equitable Pyramid Model practices
  • Training in practice-based coaching
  • Classroom coaching
  • Leadership consultation

Both modules are rich in content and practice that reflect the most current research and evidence-based practices in early childhood social-emotional health. Even better, it is deeply grounded in trauma-informed practice which is so needed in the education of Native American students. In addition, the Pyramid Model addresses not only explicit viewpoints on concepts such as race, culture, and ethnicity for working across cultures, but it also addresses implicit assumptions and worldviews within social and philosophical frameworks.

-Swan Innovations