Programs & Services

Helping Education offers several evidence-based programs and services that are designed to support educators, improve student learning, and address educational inequities. For example, our programs and services improve children's reading and math skills, adult literacy, support family literacy practices in the home, bridge meaningful connections between parents and schools, integrate highly-trained volunteers into school improvement models, and connect K-12 schools and universities to collaboratively address critical needs in education.

Helping Education offers a continuum of programs and services Our programs and services are being used by educators, families, and community organizations throughout the United States and in several countries around the world.

To adapt to remote-learning contexts that became widespread during the COVID pandemic, nearly all of our programs can now be successfully used with students in-person or in a virtual (remote learning) context.

Select the Programs and Services Most Useful for You

Oftentimes our programs can be used by several different types of educators to benefit students in a variety of settings. Just as one example, our Parents and Schools Together to Enhance Learning (PASTEL) program can be used by parents, caregivers, classroom teachers, reading specialists, childcare providers, staff or volunteers in after-school programs, as well as others.

To assist educators with identifying programs most applicable for their needs, we list all applicable programs according to the potential user. Click the respective boxes below for dropdown lists of different programs that you can use to support the students you work with. Click the name of each program for more detailed information.

If you want to go directly to our list of services, click here

Current Programs:

Current Services:

  • Training Workshops

    To support educators as well as parents and caregivers with effectively using the programs we offer, Helping Education routinely provides training workshops that are grounded in best practices. Although our workshops are structured to be effective and time-efficient, they can also be adapted to meet the specific needs of educators, schools, school districts, etc.

  • Coaching and Building Strong Implementation Fidelity

    To enhance educators’ capacity to implement evidence-based instructional programs, we offer coaching options to ensure strong implementation fidelity. We also train educators to use our research-supported coaching practices and materials to support others with implementation fidelity.

  • HELPS Toolkit for Educators

    To support fully trained implementers in their HELPS practices, Helping Education provides this online toolkit for current partners. 


Training workshops

For more than 15 years, we have provided training for educators in the United States and around the world. Our training workshops are low-cost, integrate research-based practices, and are fully collaborative to ensure educators are receiving the type of training that will meet their needs and goals. For example, workshops can range from half-day sessions to multi-day sessions, depending on the specific needs of a school, school district, or other educational organization.

Although our workshops focus on preparing educators to effectively use programs or services offered by Helping Education, we welcome inquiries for other types of educational training needs.

For additional information about attending or scheduling a training workshop, please contact Dr. Amy Mattingly at


Coaching and Building Strong Implementation Fidelity

For more than a decade, Helping Education has offered a wide range of evidence-based training and support to ensure educators are using our programs effectively.

As most educators know, strategically coaching teachers to use a new program or innovation can be one of the most effective ways to make sure the program is used with fidelity and has the biggest impact on student learning.  Unfortunately, not all coaching practices are equally effective.

We developed our coaching procedures and materials using evidence-based practices, collaboration, and an iterative design process to confirm that the practices are effective and feasible in school settings.

Helping Education can provide coaching services (in person or, sometimes, virtually) and we can help to train the educators at your site to use our research-supported coaching procedures and materials.

For additional information about receiving our coaching support, please contact Dr. Amy Mattingly at