OnRamps provides the support you need to navigate the changing landscape of education.
OnRamps delivers yearlong professional learning and development, virtually and in-person, for teachers to transform the quality of their instruction and deepen student engagement.
When a teacher becomes an OnRamps Instructor they join a facilitated network of educators across Texas and have the opportunity to collaborate while enhancing their own practice.
In 2020-2021, OnRamps Instructors engaged in a combined 50,500 hours of intensive learning—in-person and online.
PROFESSIONAL LEARNING AND DEVELOPMENT
High school teachers of an OnRamps course receive over 80 hours of training and year-round support their first year with OnRamps, followed by over 35 hours each subsequent year.
We convene OnRamps Instructors multiple times throughout the year at our Professional Learning Institutes, held in the summer, fall, and spring, and we offer yearlong assistance and coaching on curriculum content and instructional delivery in coordination with OnRamps course staff, college instructors of record, and university faculty.
In addition to the professional learning and development we offer OnRamps Instructors, we offer distinctly different professional development opportunities to most all high school teachers and college and university faculty members, regardless of their affiliation with OnRamps, through our Distance Learning Catalog.
It has been proven that deepening pedological and content knowledge improves student engagement and academic outcomes while helping students develop key hard and soft skills necessary for college and career success.
Throughout our 16 dual enrollment courses, OnRamps strategically incorporates innovative pedagogies including, inquiry-based learning, critical inquiry, and peer-instruction.
ONRAMPS COURSES AND MODALITIES
OnRamps courses, including those with labs, can be adapted for any instructional modality. Instructors receive resources and training throughout the year to maintain course fidelity and rigor for the following modalities: