“There was nothing more frustrating for me as a busy teacher than spending valuable time in a workshop that was uninformative, irrelevant to my teaching practice, or facilitated by someone who didn’t understand my daily challenges. The Andrick Group was conceived from the belief that professional development must be engaging, collaborative, meaningful opportunities for professionals to explore new ideas, learn new strategies, and reflect on current practice if they are to truly inspire effective change in their practice.”
The Andrick Group was conceived from the belief that learning does not stop once we leave the classroom. Our professional development programs are designed to help organizations build creativity, innovation, and intellectual capacity based upon recent brain-based research and sound pedagogy.
Professional development must be engaging, collaborative, meaningful opportunities for participants to explore new ideas, learn new strategies, and reflect on current practices if they are to truly inspire effective change. Our philosophy is based upon the concept that time is a valuable resource. So when given the time to work with your personnel, our goal is to engage, inform, and inspire them with research-based strategies to improve their work and the personal satisfaction they receive from it.
Founded by Dr. Melissa Hughes, the primary objective of every session is to improve the way we learn and teach others to be more effective in our daily lives. Melissa taught students from kindergarten to college before expanding her career beyond the classroom. She spent a decade in the educational publishing industry where she developed educational products, and enjoyed her roles as director of consumer engagement and director of marketing communications.
Melissa’s passion for learning and building learning communities inspired the foundation for the Andrick Group. Our facilitators are learning experts who bring dynamic presentations, humor, and a broad knowledge base of brain-based research to every session.
“Anyone who stops learning is old, whether at twenty or eighty. Anyone who keeps learning stays young.” – Henry Ford