Professional Development

We design professional development experiences for specific situations – and we do that with you, the schools and educators wishing to pursue a specific set of goals.

Our on-site workshops and short courses are designed for groups of educators in the areas of science, math, technology-at-work and integrated curriculum. The sessions engage teachers in activities and discussions around a specific theme or area of the targeted curriculum. The purpose is to share both skills and information on a subject, new techniques or teaching methods, and provide for transferability of this information to the classroom/school. Designing the sessions is a collaborative process of meeting the needs of the educators and sharing our expertise.

We focus on several components:

• multiple sessions;
• opportunity to test new ideas in classrooms;
• time for feedback and discussion with colleagues;
• exploration of national and state standards
(both for the requirements they present and the opportunities they raise);
• attention to assessment;
• follow-up after the formal sessions are over.

We do not offer one-time workshops since there is a great deal of research that documents that these have minimal value.

Find out more about our process and read about some examples, both from our point of view and others.

To inquire about options, timing, costs and to begin to plan, please complete the Contact Form
or call us at 800-769-6199.

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