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EDUTAS at the University of Oklahoma Outreach ENGAGES and LEADS partners and stakeholders in LEARNING conversations and collaborative work that improve education systems, policies, and practices. Our technical assistance and professional learning services focus on:

  • Guiding complex SYSTEMS CHANGE processes and initiatives;
  • Improving INSTRUCTIONAL PRACTICE using evidence-based strategies;
  • DEVELOPING LEADERS’ capacity for building collective teacher efficacy to improve learner outcomes; and
  • Driving EQUITY through inclusive, excellent educational opportunities.


The EDUTAS approach leverages evidence-based planning, implementation, and evaluation frameworks; human-centered design practices; research; and theories undergirding scientific and social approaches to learning. EDUTAS provides comprehensive needs assessment, evidence-based technical assistance, and customized professional learning to meet simple and complex needs of teachers, professors, administrators, and learning communities.

Your Process Partners for School Improvement

EDUTAS team members serve as Process PartnersProject ManagersLearning Facilitators, and Leadership Coaches, collaborating with you to meet the needs of your community. Beginning with your Local Context and Culture, we will leverage Stakeholder Engagement to address your Problems of Practice after deep Root Cause Analysis and other needs assessment strategies.  We will assist you in identifying evidence-based Targeted Interventions with Customization for your district, school, or campus. EDUTAS will help you establish Continuous Processes through systematic Implementation, which will create the conditions that are proven to lead to Improved Student Outcomes.

Graphic showing the EDUTAS Approach to Improve Student Outcomes

Our education, planning, and management services can be customized to support public and private sector individuals, organizations, institutions, agencies, associations, and communities. EDUTAS relies on decades of experience and data to inform results-oriented, strategic, and innovative problem-solving engagements with our partners.

Our High-Impact Technical Assistance (HI-TA) Model (Biscoe, in press) and approach is grounded in research, including Implementation Science, and incorporates the work of Fixsen, et al., (2005, 2009, 2010, 2012, 2013, 2015), Fullan (1992, 2001, 2006, 2008, 2010), and Block (2010). The model is also based on principles of effective TA identified by Sharpton (2000), the Southwest Education Development Lab (2008), and Trohanis (1982, 1983, 2001), which emphasize expert knowledge of the service providers, collaborative problem identification/assessment, and capacity building (Century, 1999).

Our team has extensive experience in providing data analysis and interpretation to help clients with identifying high-leverage problems; conducting root cause analysis; and developing and implementing logic models, organizational assessments, strategic plans, and process improvements.  

EDUTAS team members have deep experience in classroom instruction, instructional and leadership coaching, and management for results. Our work draws deeply from Marzano (2001, 2009), Hattie (2012), Knight (2007, 2016, 2019), and numerous other researchers and practitioners. The EDUTAS team’s practice also has been influenced by the work of many organizations including:

  • Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development (ASCD)
  • Center for Theory of Change, established by ActKnowledge at the Graduate Center of the City University of New York
  • Education Commission of the States
  • Intercultural Development Research Association
  • John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts
  • lead4ward, LLC
  • Learning Forward
  • National Comprehensive Center Network
  • National Council on Teacher Quality
  • National Implementation Research Network
  • Midwest Equity Assistance Center

Whatever your professional learning or technical assistance needs, EDUTAS is ready to leverage your strengths and ours to achieve high impact results. Contact us today for a free initial consultation.