About Steve Ventura & Advanced Collaborative Solutions

About Steve Ventura & Advanced Collaborative Solutions

Steve Ventura

For five years, I taught physical education and was a special education resource teacher. I spent an additional 21 years as an administrator, starting out as an eager dean of students and ending up as a district superintendent. In 2010, I left my superintendency and began to provide full-time professional development to schools, districts, and non-profit organizations all over the world. This work gave me a new passion for preparing and supporting educators.

As an author/consultant, I hope to create what I would have liked more of when I was teaching: a supportive, encouraging, learning community of teachers and leaders, collectively working towards excellence. There is no limit to the amazing things we can accomplish when we combine our collective intelligence!

A few facts about me:

  • I am not an academic-I am an educator. The knowledge I love imparting is practical, pragmatic, and high impact. What do teachers and leaders desire the most? They desire those strategies that will have an immediate impact on their most important personal and organizational objectives.
  • I am an extremely happy educator who chose the field of education because of a bone deep belief that, if taught well, ALL kids can reach proficiency and beyond.
  • I make school life practical and pragmatic. School impreovement does not have to be drawn-out and complicated. All of the content I present in person and share on this website is designed around that idea. I believe in action.
  • I am results driven. I don’t believe in simply showing others “what works." I believe in showing others “what works best in your school and with your students."
  • I have worked alongside the lowest socioeconomic areas in our country – and gotten immediate results.
  • I believe in focusing on what works best – not what "might" work..
  • I am the founder of Advanced Collaborative Solutions, and a former author/consultant for Corwin Professional Learning, and therefore have been certified by some of the most influential thought leaders from around the world, including Professor John Hattie (Visible Learning), Larry Ainsworth (Common Formative Assessments 2.0), and Russ Quaglia (Student Voice and Aspirations).

If you would like to get in touch, just use my contact form. And if you have a question about teaching, learning, leadership, or anything even remotely education-related, ask here. Unless you are a spammer or someone trying to enroll me in multi-level marketing, I will respond quickly!

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