STAFF DEVELOPMENT FOR TEACHERS
learning is at the heart of school improvement. Every school has
exceptional teachers who are willing to share as they learn with
their colleagues. We believe there is no higher form of professionalism
than for teachers to take responsibility for improving teaching
and learning in each others' classrooms.
support the training of site-based staff developers and academic
coaches who are full- or part-time teachers. We help staff developers
clarify their role, coach adults one-on-one and in groups, and build
systems of support and collaboration. We also help staff developers
build professional development plans for departments, grade levels
and individual teachers.
also design and help implement tools for educators to learn from
each other and to engage in meaningful dialogue about instruction.
One of the tools we use is a protocol for looking
at student work. This protocol helps teachers collaborate on
lesson planning and delivery to improve curriculum in real time.