Professional Learning Services

Our goal is to positively influence health outcomes. With science as our foundation, ETR has elevated its design and delivery practices for training, technical assistance and organizational development.

Research in the field of professional development shows that, in order to influence outcomes, there are critical elements that must be in place when designing, delivering and supporting learning processes.

While many training programs offer a traditional one-time only training event, we know from our study of the research that this minimal approach leaves educators unsupported when they go back to their organizations and schools to implement new programs and skills. Our approach is based on the knowledge that adults learn best when engaging in a professional learning process over time; therefore, we use a distributed learning process that leads to sustainable knowledge and skills.

Distributed learning is defined as the distribution of a learning process, over time, in a planned and pedagogically sound manner. This is best accomplished through a dual approach that blends virtual technologies with traditional in-person skill-development strategies.

ETR Distributive Learning Process

The Distributive Learning Process is applied to our interactive, skill-building training and technical support on evidence-based programs.

In addition, ETR offers a number of additional training and technical assistance (TA) opportunities, including organizational development, that support a holistic approach to program implementation. ETR can customize professional development planning to support the capacity for effectively reaching program objectives.

Learn about our Training and Technical Assistance packages.