Professional Development

Exemplars offers a wide range of professional development opportunities for performance-based assessment and instruction.

By creating a hands-on experience where participants learn by doing, Exemplars professional development workshops and Institutes demonstrate how to use performance tasks to guide instruction, improve student learning outcomes, and meet today's standards.

Sessions focus on integrating authentic math problem solving, inquiry-based science, and student communication in the classroom.


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For more than two decades, Exemplars has helped thousands of educators bridge the gap between the written standards and classroom application.

Our full-day workshops for Math (K–12), Science (K–8), and Writing (K–8) are designed to assist schools and districts as they work toward professional development that generates immediate and sustained results.

Sessions are geared for audiences at all levels of leadership allowing for system-wide success through a shared vision and common goals.

Workshops for Teachers, Coaches, and Specialists

Workshops for Districts and School Leaders


Throughout the year, Exemplars offers open-enrollment Institutes that are hosted by us. 

In these sessions, educators from around the nation join us in exploring performance-based instruction and assessment using our tasks, rubrics, and resource materials.

Whether your school/district is just getting started with Exemplars, you are an experienced user, or considering implementation of the program, our Institutes provide an environment to help you meet your goals.

2020 Sessions
K–5 Math Session, Litchfield, CT - Rescheduling Fall 2020
K–5 Math Session, Brooklyn, NY - Rescheduling Fall 2020

Planning for Services

If you are interested in scheduling a workshop for your school or district, Exemplars will work with you to meet your specific needs. Learn more »

Meet Our Instructors

With extensive backgrounds in assessment, curriculum development, classroom teaching, higher education, and technology, our professional development consultants are knowledgeable about state, national, and Common Core standards as well as performance assessment, portfolios, and using assessment information to improve student performance and classroom instruction.

Jay Meadows

Math, Middle Grades

In addition to his role as Chief Education Officer, Jay is one of Exemplars primary task writers and professional development consultants for the middle level in mathematics and science.

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Suzanne Hood

Math, K - 5

Suzanne has been a professional mathematics educator for more than 22 years. She has also conducted a longitudinal study using Exemplars tasks.

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