We are a nonprofit organization dedicated to learning for all as we recognize that all great minds don't think alike.
Meet our professional staff of diagnosticians and instructors versed in a wide range of disciplines.
Read stories and testimonials about learners of all ages who found academic and social success at the Stern Center.
Through the generosity of individuals, corporations, and foundations, we can offer financial support.
Join our knowledgeable and experienced staff in learning research-proven strategies in the areas of literacy, social cognition, math, and more.
We partner with districts and individual schools to help build strong systems of support for all learners.
Current research indicates that extending the knowledge of teachers leads directly to increased student success. Our Professional Learning programs offered through the Cynthia K. Hoehl Institute for Excellence (CKHIE), provide opportunities for individual educators, school teams and/or whole districts to extend their expertise to improve student outcomes.
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Our full spectrum of courses share research-proven, best practices in structured literacy, social learning, executive functioning and math, which includes:
These programs are embedded in schools or districts, or presented through workshops, or as undergraduate and graduate courses. Learn more about our school-wide programs by visiting our Partners in Excellence section.
The Cynthia K. Hoehl Institute for Excellence (CKHIE) within the Stern Center for Language and Learning is a model of best instructional practices for educators. It supports access to professional learning for teachers and instructional services for students. Cynthia K. Hoehl, a former teacher, established the CKHIE as part of her vision for helping all children learn.
Schools and individual educators are invited to submit proposals for professional learning, which may be eligible to receive underwriting grants. Both opportunities are subject to continued availability of funds.
The application process is easy and all workshops and custom designed plans offered by the Stern Center for Language and Learning are eligible for consideration. If your application is approved, this grant will underwrite a portion of the cost. Applications must be received prior to registration.
To download an application for your school, please visit our School Partnerships page.
If you are an individual, please download the Individual Educator Grant application.
Having the opportunity for a coach to watch your lesson and give you feedback based on a student's needs is crucial for professional growth. The O-G course and practicum are invaluable and the effects will last a lifetime for all of us.