“Our team would have never been able to clarify the challenge and design such an impactful solution without this programming. The opportunity to work alongside my teachers to collaboratively solve a challenge will not only benefit our teachers, but all of our students. We are grateful for this opportunity and continuing this work through the school year.” – Naomi Nakayama, Principal at Budlong Elementary School

Our professional learning experiences provide educators with the structured time, process, and support to develop as designers and leaders of transformational schools.

There are 3 core components: Studios, Coaching, + Fieldwork


Facilitated design studios for knowledge, skill, and mindset development.

Studios are in-person and bring together a cohort of school teams.

These are fun and fast-paced professional learning experiences. While our process is the same for everyone, each Team is focused on their unique challenge + opportunity, resulting in a personalized professional learning experience.

Coaching Sessions

One-on-one monthly meetings with a TrueSchool Coach and each School Design Team.

We serve as thought-partners as teams problem-solve, solution-build, and move forward fast.

Coaching Sessions are virtual. They are highly personalized and provide support to teams to take action and apply Studio learnings.


Fieldwork is the applied learning and educator-led actions that occur between Studios.

Returning to their schools and communities, educators uncover critical insights essential to building effective solutions and transformational new models.

Our work is deeply student-centered and community-centered, meaning stakeholder feedback is at the center of everything we do.


Studios and Coaching Sessions are led by our certified TrueSchool Design Coaches. These are experienced educators (often TrueSchool alumni) who have led significant design, innovation, and transformation efforts in their schools.