“This has been a life-changing experience as an educator. We are able to give our students higher quality teaching because of the support from Navigator.” - Navigator Participant
“This is the best professional development I've ever received. The clarity and support has been unreal.” - Navigator Participant
Rigorous, grade-level work for ALL students IS equity work.
Our commitment To centering equity
We believe equity work starts with us. We look at ourselves first and talk about the role race and identity plays in our work, experiences, and decisions. We strive to be constantly anti-racist in everything we do, and that includes our support of our partners, our program design and every interaction we have with you.
100% of our partners agree that “Navigator PD brings an equity lens.”
“The support is deep and rigorous, and equity for kids is front and center.” - Navigator Participant
what we PROVIDE
“There is a level of comfort where I can actually reach out to my coach. I don’t feel judged and she brings this incredible experience to our relationship where we are able to constantly ask together, ‘What did you see? How can we make this better?' It’s always about improving on behalf of our students - and that’s a prize within itself." - Navigator Participant
expert coaches & community
Our expert coaches work with you to develop transformational leader skills, practices, and mindsets in the following areas:
Looking at student work
Intellectual preparation protocols
Observation and feedback
Action planning based on data
What you receive as part of the Navigator Program:
Access to Achievement First’s complete program, including all curricula, assessments, and related resources.
Deep instructional coaching and implementation support with a three-day summer kick-off training, turnkey materials for teacher training, weekly coaching calls, monthly in–person or virtual site visits from your coach, weekly video observation reviews, and support with data action planning.
Connections within a community of educators also implementing AF curriculum and instructional practices.
Our focus on helping you meet the needs of this moment for students with unfinished learning:
Updated protocols and pacing calendars
Self directed unit modules
Unit pre-tests and formative assessments
Other student and teacher-facing resources
“Our coach is very highly invested in the success of our students, in the success of our teachers, and in the success of our school.” - Navigator Participant
options for participation
We have adapted all of our resources for a hybrid learning environment. We have fully digitized curriculum so you can move seamlessly through the coaching experience, whether your school is in person or virtual or a hybrid, saving countless hours for educators.
We offer several options for participation:
Elementary School Math Stories
Math stories are rigorous 20 minute daily conceptual math problems. Math stories can be adopted alongside your current math curriculum or as the first step to adopting the full AF math program, with math lessons added in year two or three. See this video for a sample. We offer math stories for grades K-5.
Elementary School Math Lessons
Separate from math stories, math lessons are Achievement First’s full daily math block. You can implement Math Lessons with or without math stories.
Middle School Math Lessons
Middle School ELA Lessons
Applications to participate in Navigator for the 2021-22 school year are closed. Thank you for your interest in our program. Please contact LainaVlasnikYip@achievementfirst.org to be notified when applications are released for the 2022-23 school year.
Questions? Check the FAQs tab.
“I love the focus on student success and equity. The rubrics for observation, video exemplars, lesson plan resources and coaching all work together.” - Navigator Participant
Impact: 120+ Schools in 19 states
Click the dropdown to see all of our partners
Aspen Public Schools
Barack Obama Elementary School
Blackstone Valley Prep
Brilla College Prep
Bronx Charter School for the Arts
Circle City Prep
Clara Barton Primary School
East End Prep
Education for Change Public Schools
Equitas Academy Charter Schools
Gestalt Community Schools
International Charter School of NYC
Intrepid College Prep
Kansas City Girls Prep Academy
KIPP St. Louis
LEAD Public Schools
Leadership Preparatory Charter School
Lucas Crossing Elementary
MAS Charter School
Memphis Business Academy
Nashville Classical Charter School
North Side Community School
NYC Department of Education District Schools
Premier Charter School
Renaissance Academy Charter School of the Arts
Rocky Mountain Prep
Tulsa Legacy Charter School
UP Education Network
Valor Collegiate Academies
Village of Excellence Academy
Vista College Prep
Voices College-Bound Language Academies