Improving Student Learning through Professional Development
Teachers Academy provides an intellectually stimulating and nurturing environment for both personal and professional growth through collaboration and action research. Academy Fellows are involved in a year-long commitment to the program, and meet monthly for full day session, during which they acquire and expand their knowledge of the pedagogical skills necessary to meet the needs of today's classrooms. Topics include (but are not limited to):
- Student Engagement
- Cultural Proficiency
- Teacher Leadership
An essential part of the academy experience is the collaboration and sharing that takes place during our sessions, and academy fellows are expected to implement their new learning and share their experiences. Optional graduate credit is available.
Teachers Academy Graduates
Teachers Academy Graduates continues the academy experience by offering the opportunity to continue your growth in a select area of study. TAG fellow will form small groups around special interest areas of study, to be led by graduates of the cohort program. The Teachers Academy Graduates experience will follow a similar academy structure: our monthly meetings will include graduates study group sessions and RPDC workshops. Ongoing support will be provided to all academy members through our online community, which will connect members from all academy levels. Optional graduate credit is available.
Teacher Leadership Group
Select fellows of the Teachers Academy Graduates are invited to join the Teacher Leadership Group. Teacher Leadership Group members will be invited to facilitate (or co-facilitate) a special interest study group comprised of fellows in the Teachers Academy Graduates around a topic of their choosing. TAG fellows will form small groups around these special interest areas of study and they will meet monthly with their teacher leaders as part of their cohort experience. Teacher leaders will also be given free attendance to select RPDC workshops. There is no cost to participate in the Teacher Leadership Group. Optional graduate credit is available.
All sessions (unless noted) will be at EducationPlus Woodson Road Campus
The Teachers Academy is a year-long professional development experience where academy fellows meet once a month to share best practices and acquire new knowledge and strategies to promote student achievement.