Summer Professional Development

CRS faculty and staff have been busy pursuing professional development opportunities this summer. Both new and established teaching teams applied for curriculum grants to collaborate with colleagues on creating new units at various grade levels, to explore new topics, and to revamp or fine-tune aspects of the curriculum. In all, 13 grants have allowed small groups of teachers to work together this summer.
In addition, many faculty have participated or will participate in workshops, coursework and other professional development opportunities. These include:
  •  Writing Revolution “Advanced Thinking Through Writing,” a workshop in New York for educators attended by Learning Specialist Becca Ferat
  • Primary Source “Cultural Proficiency for Toady’s Diverse Schools,” a week-long course taken by Fourth Grade Co-teachers Mara Weitzman and Laura Mutch
  • School Library Journal “Leadership Basecamp,” a two-day workshop in Boston focusing on the dynamic and evolving role libraries play in schools attended by Librarian Karen Pratt
  • Facing History and Ourselves “Democracy at Risk: Holocaust and Human Behavior,” a seminar for middle and high school educators attended by 7/8 Social Studies teacher Chris Raskin
  • Yale University’s RULER Institute “Creating Emotionally Intelligent Schools,” a multiday training at Yale attended by Associate Head of School Elizabeth Clayton, School Counselor Kim O’Brien and Fifth Grade Co-teacher Elena Pereira
  • Primary Source “Preparing Students for Global Citizenship,” an online course for K-12 educators taken by Librarian Karen Pratt