FHI 360 provides professional development and coaching on such high impact areas as highly effective teacher teams, common assessments, teacher quality, academic rigor, and effective instructional strategies across the curriculum. FHI 360 also provides content based-coaching and professional development for teachers that help ensure that classroom instruction will successfully prepare students to meet the new standards. Because FHI 360 contends that interdisciplinary, grade-level teams, or occasionally vertically aligned content area teams, are the most effective communities for professional learning, much of the professional learning takes place during team meetings with an FHI coach facilitating. When teams work together to review student work, evaluate learning, define additional supports for students, and guide their own professional development, they are far more effective. FHI coaches work closely with principals to support teachers’ professional growth and improve teaching and learning. Coaches also provide observations and feedback to teachers, conduct demonstration lessons, and plan lessons with teacher teams when appropriate.