Our priority is that all schools cultivate an environment and culture that supports all students and that all schools have great leaders and teachers. The Teaching and Learning Department encompasses all aspects of resources and support for students and school staff including: student engagement, curriculum, student learning assessments, educational programs, oversight of school principals and administrators, and professional development opportunities for teaching staff.
Supporting Great Teachers
Teaching staff focus on guiding student learning through a variety of instructional practices including small group instruction, project based learning, and very specific activities such as ‘think pair share’, quick write, Socratic seminars, and Cornell note taking.
- We provide prep time for teachers and ongoing professional development opportunities in our schools.
- The New Teacher Academy and mentoring program provide first year support for teaching staff.
- Professional Learning Communities allow teachers to work collaboratively and share best practices for classroom instruction.
- Guided Language Acquisition Design (GLAD) summer training