FIRST Educational Resources is committed to providing current and future educators throughout the United States with the most comprehensive and affordable support available to help improve the overall educational process of Teaching, Learning, and Leading. School districts partner with FIRST Educational Resources to help all students achieve high levels of learning. We listen to the unique challenges of each district to collectively customize a sustainable solution for support, providing access to world class presenters at a fraction of the price of other companies. Over the course of the past five years, over 1500 school districts throughout the United States have worked with our company as partnership districts. As an organization, we are committed to providing a quality professional learning experience with outstanding service and delivery. Please let us know how we can assist in your professional learning experience.Our professional learning and development is based off two questions: can our partnership districts take what they learned from us and put into practice immediately, and does this help keep the focus on high levels of learning for ALL students?

Jenni Donohoo Center for Collective Efficacy

Entrenched beliefs are often a large barrier to implementation efforts in schools and school districts. One misguided belief

PLC 2.0

Join us this summer at a FIRST PLC 2.0 Institute near you to learn more about using the PLC 2.0 to moving your collaborative work not just from research to practice

Flex Farm Curriculum

FIRST Educational Resources is proud to announce it’s partnership with Fork Farms, LLC as the developer of ALL curricular related materials

On-Site Solutions

Let FIRST Educational Resources become your partner in On-Site Solutions to best support the professional learning needs right in your district.


FIRST Educational Resources provides extensive coaching and support school districts to better support high levels of learning for ALL students!

Wisconsin PLC

The Wisconsin PLAC is made up of school districts throughout the state of Wisconsin that ALL have a focus on creating better learning opportunities for the students and staff they serve.

Graduate Programs

FIRST Educational Resources can bring graduate degree programs right to you district, focused on your goals and initiatives.

Administrator Searches

Let FIRST Educational Resources assist your district in finding the right person to become your next Superintendent, Director or Principal!


FIRST Educational Resources is focused on helping you find the necessary books and resources for your district to experience higher levels of success.

Upcoming Events

Learning FIRST
PLC 2.0 Institute

June 4-5, 2019 in Normal, Illinois

Keynote Presenters
Michael McDowell
James Nottingham
Marcia Tate
Rick Wormeli

Learning FIRST
PLC 2.0 Institute

June 6-7, 2019 in Aurora, IL

Keynote Presenters
Tammy Heflebower
James Nottingham
Greg Wolcott

Developing Resilient Learners with James Nottingham

November 12, 2019

James Nottingham

Developing Resilient Learners with James Nottingham

November 13, 2019

James Nottingham

Collective Efficacy Institute12-13

February 12-13

Jenni Donohoo
Garth Larson
Stefani Hite


What are Previous Learning FIRST Attendees
Saying About their Experience?

  • “This was honestly the best conference that I have attended over the past 15 years. Incredible speakers, inspiring ideas, perfect format, well-planned and smooth operating. ”

  • “After attending First 2017 not only did I leave with content that I can transfer to my classroom, but I left feeling enlightened and ready to start the school year.”

  • “I have been to many conferences throughout my 28 years in education. This was the most well-organized I have been to.”

  • The keynotes were amazing! This conference is invaluable and super timely-a fantastic way to get energized for another school year. Thank you!

  • Absolutely fantastic event! So many great speakers and wonderful ideas. It really made love my profession again-and I’ve been questioning it. THANK YOU!

“Without a doubt, Learning FIRST is one of the strongest professional learning opportunities our School District has been a part of. The positive energy in each session was contagious and the powerful messages developed by FIRST Educational Resources each year are inspirational and relevant to our entire staff. Kasson-Mantorville Schools are excited to continue hosting this learning opportunity for all of SE Minnesota and its surrounding communities.”

Mark Matuska- Superintendent of Schools for Kasson-Mantorville Schools, MN

Become A Partner District

Contact Us

We're not around right now. But you can send us an email and we'll get back to you, asap.

Not readable? Change text. captcha txt