"We need to understand the beliefs, motivations, and challenges of our educators in order to understand what they truly need in professional learning. We need to give them options and choices for how they learn and express their knowledge and skills. We need to meet them at their level before we help lift them up to the next."
- Katie Novak
Novak Educational Consulting (NEC) is the premier organization for designing and delivering high-quality, evidence-based professional development. Through research driven techniques and innovative practices, NEC stands at the cutting edge of PD.
With a team of passionate, experienced and practicing educators, our goal is to not only create an experience that we are proud of delivering but also one that we would want to be a part of if the tables were turned and we were on the receiving end (and trust us - we have been on the receiving end of all sorts of PD! (See our post at this link to learn more!)
Our team are completely flexible and will partner with you to create the perfect recipe of services to meet your needs. Whether you have a group of 5 or 3000, need in person or online assistance, Novak and associates will deliver professional development to excite and engage your team.
Katie is an absolute wealth of knowledge on best practices to drive change in educational systems. Her strategic mind and years of experience have been an enormous asset to our program as she has worked with educational leaders to support and challenge them as they implement inclusive practices in their districts and schools. We can't say enough about how her enthusiasm, dedication, and depth of knowledge of inclusive practices has changed mindsets and inspired action among leaders in our program.
Great teaching looks a lot like art. While there has been a great deal of attention lately to the "science" of teaching, it is the art of teaching that we most remember and that strikes us with awe. And that is hard to describe or codify. Katie Novak is an artist when she teaches. I have seen her. She does things that awe and inspire; watching her is like watching a master sculptor at work. Everyone should have a chance to see her teach - and especially to see her bring UDL to life."
Dr. Katie Novak has been a tremendous partner in our county’s focus on equity and inclusive practices. She has worked with us on developing our leaders and inspiring people to imagine possibilities for all students. She is highly engaging and relevant and customizes all her work to our local context. She lays a compelling case for redesigning our school environments to ensure all students can learn in an inclusive environment. Her message and style resonates with every educator and she inspires everyone to take action.
Contact us today and we will get started on creating a step-by-step professional development plan for your team that will both engage your team and work to creating a better environment for all.