I feel so fortunate to work in a district and community that supports professional development that is relevant, rewarding and engaging.
This fall I have numerous choices offered to me for professional development including:
Teachers As Scholars - offers 1 to 3 day content based professional development seminars led by university faculty for public and private school K-12 teachers and administrators. Teachers as Scholars also offers overseas study trips to Florence, Paris, La Napoule, France, India, and Dublin.
Primary Source -promotes history and humanities education by connecting educators to people and cultures throughout the world. In partnership with teachers, scholars, and the broader community, Primary Source provides learning opportunities and curriculum resources for K-12 educators. By introducing global content, Primary Source shapes the way teachers and students learn, so that their knowledge is deeper and their thinking is flexible and open to inquiry.
and my district also signed onto IDEAS this year:
Initiatives for Developing Equity and Achievement for Students (IDEAS),
a merger of two past EDCO programs – Empowering Multicultural Initiatives (EMI) and Greater Boston Students of Color Achievement Network (GBSOCAN). A program committed to achievement and success for ALL students via culturally proficient practices
Envisioning…culturally proficient classrooms and schools in the greater Boston area that honor and include the individuality of students and families of all racial, ethnic, and cultural backgrounds
Christina Chang teaches art and design to students in grades 9-12.