School Improvement

Questar III’s School Improvement Department offers a diverse selection of regional and in-district courses and programs for all members of the education community. To encourage and support lifelong learning, training is offered in school districts and conference centers throughout Rensselaer, Columbia and Greene Counties, as well as online.

The services support best practices in curriculum and instruction driven by the state learning standards, assessments and current research. Professional development can be tailored to meet the specific needs of each school district and each school.

Upcoming Professional Development Opportunities

  • 7/24 - Leading the Implementation of the NGSS & NYS Social Studies Framework
  • 8/8-9 - Unleashing Standards, Assessments, Technological Tools and Other Innovations
  • 8/10-11 - How to Integrate NGSS Science, Math, and ELA with Engineering Design
  • 8/21 - Decoding and the Struggling Reader Workshop
  • 10/5 & 11/16 - Engaging Students in Document-Based Historical Inquiry
  • School Improvement Videos


    Staff Development


    Staff Development


    Data Analysis


    Regional Scoring

    Teaching in the 21st Century

    Teaching Mathematics to 21st Century Learners
    Questar III partnered with Excelsior College to develop comprehensive, online, interactive professional development for K-8 teachers. These online courses are designed to help teachers understand best practices in mathematics instruction.