At the National Institute for Customizing Education, we are committed to advancing scholarship and equipping educators with necessary tools to help students unlock their full academic potential. We understand that public schools vary greatly across the United States, and as a research institute, we embrace viewpoint diversity in our approach to educational practices. We firmly believe that there is no one-size-fits-all solution.
We adopt a comprehensive and multi-layered approach to educational access and opportunity. Recognizing the importance of customizing our services, we address the specific needs of individual school district, schools, and classrooms. we address the distinct requirements of individual school districts, schools, and classrooms. Our approach takes into account factors like socio-economic status, language, religion, ethnicity, ability, attendance, discipline, curriculum development, geographical adjustments, workforce demands, governance, recruitment/retention, and family/community involvement. By collecting data and comprehending specific educational demographics, we can align intended results with customized strategies effectively.
To support our mission, we have assembled a dedicated team of experts with diverse backgrounds and expertise. Our team engages in research, professional learning, institutional assessment or audits, educational equity certifications, and speech- and policy-writing. We take pride in our commitment to engaging with a range of ideological voices, fostering an inclusive and collaborative environment.
By providing an array of services, we aim to empower educators, institutions, and communities to promote educational equity and foster customized approaches to meet the unique needs of their students. Together, we can create an inclusive and effective educational landscape that ensures every student has the opportunity to thrive.
National Institute for Customizing Education
Advancing Scholarship in the Field of Education to Improve Access and Opportunity for All
CURRICULUM WRITING /
We help schools create institutional changes that address school-based needs by offering a customized service in curriculum-design and professional learning. The Institute engages in research ahead of the work to identify what does and doesn't work in a school district/school building. We aim to provide educators with tailored services to improve instructional and organizational needs.
RESEARCH / AUDITS
We provide several different auditing services for school districts, colleges/universities, and corporate organizations. Our audits can be designed to provide an independent review of culture, policy, programming, and governance. We also conduct curriculum assessments tailored to suit the curricular and pedagogical objectives of our partners.
EQUITY CERTIFICATION PROGRAM
We offer public and private K-12 schools a three-part educational equity certification program to provide a deep-dive learning experience for classroom instructors and teaching assistants, as well as administrators and other staffing personnel. These programs are customized to suit the unique needs found in rural districts, suburban districts, and urban districts. We realize that the effort to ensure access and opportunity for all students looks different across the country.
The institute is also proud of its research-based internship opportunities to high school and college students throughout the year. These opportunities occasionally result in a paid fellowship position.
Additionally, the institute operates an intensive summer research internship that results in a professional publication for our interns.