We certainly don't know everything (you've noticed, no doubt), but we do know a few things . . .
We know that, as teachers, we are always engaging in PD as we set new goals for ourselves and our students, and as we work to continuously improve our instruction and students' performance. It would be nice to have ongoing opportunities to add strategies that can we can quickly apply to our own classes, and to have discussions about educational craft to help us envision what we can do next to improve our courses. Furthermore, it would be fantastic to check out recent books on education topics of interest.. Finally, we can learn a great deal from our peers, as we observe their teaching, since great ideas do not, of course, reside only in education books and workshop. We can walk our own halls and enter our fellow teachers' classrooms and develop ideas we cam apply ourselves, or see things from a new angle.
We know the biggest shortage teachers experience is that most precious of resources: time. So, we have decided to launch second semester with three types of Prolific PD that are designed to fit into teachers' busy schedules as best as we can manage (we fully acknowledge you still may not have time to make it, or you might have other commitments at these times, but if you ARE free sometime, you can join in anytime it works for you).
Check the Home Page Events Wall for upcoming offerings
Featured books, for free: CHECK THIS OUT!
We are continually adding leading education titles on teaching and learning to our Instructional Coach Library. We'll feature them from time to time on the home page and in our LEARNING CURRENTS THIS WEEK email updates. If you'd like to read one, send us an email and we'll tell you if it's available, and put you on the waiting list if it is not.
Research into action: PROLIFIC PD ESSENTIALS
CURRENT SERIES: Effective Feedback
Meets in room 205, from 7:30-7:55 am (see home page Events Wall for dates)
The Prolific PD Essentials series focuses on developing effective practices based on a strong research base of support in areas that teachers in all subject areas can apply. It combines discussion, readings, strategies and implementation.
Strategies you can use: PROLIFIC PD ENGAGE!
NEW STRATEGIES EACH SESSION
Meets in room 205, from 7:30-7:45 am (see home page Events Wall for dates)
The Prolific PD Engage! series offers up a variety of high-attention, high-commitment strategies you can use across a variety of subjects to increase engagement.
Join us during your prep on our flexible COACH LEARNING WALKS
Available most weeks on either Wednesday or Thursday. Consult the home page Events Wall, or the Learning Currents This Week email for specific class period times. Or contact us to arrange a 15-to-45 minute walk during your prep on one of those days.