AAIS provides a variety of services, customized to meet individual needs. We have adopted the seven Learning Forward Standards for Professional Development and all our work is vetted through the lens of those standards and the four prerequisites for effective professional learning:
AAIS uses a variety of research driven strategic planning processes to work with organizations to identify their most pressing needs and to develop comprehensive plans to address them.
Based on the most relevant and exciting research in the field of education, AAIS has developed critically acclaimed training models such as the Teaching for Understanding Planning Cycle (TM) and the Standards Based Interdisciplinary Planning model. AAIS also delivers highly effective face to face and online professional development in the areas of instructional planning, professional learning communities, facilitative leadership, and many more.
Leadership Development and Coaching
AAIS provides schools, businesses, and government organizations with leadership development, organizational change support, team development, and individual coaching and development of professionals.
Creating Curriculum and Instructional Frameworks
AAIS Consultants work with districts to conduct a systems analysis on their current curriculum and instructional frameworks to determine strengths and gaps in supporting teachers when designing high quality standards-based lessons and administrators in supporting their staff in the process. We also support districts and schools in developing new curriculum as well as instructional frameworks such as standards-based grading policy and procedures, the integration of 21st century competencies, scaffolding for English Language Learners and systems approaches to academic interventions that include both instructional and social-emotional academic responses.
The American Alliance for Innovative Services began as an educational service, but has expanded to provide strategic planning and organizational improvement support to corporate and government clients as well.