Offered with CalWest
Offered: Summer 2017
This course is designed as an orientation for newly hired educators who are new to the independent school community. Participants will have the opportunity to explore the missions, cultures and learning environments of their school before arriving on campus. They will learn how they impact the classroom environment and explore ways to create a collaborative student-centered learning space.
Participants will explore current research and theories to answer questions including:
Course Format: During this program, participants will spend 4-6 hours on coursework for each unit and can set their own pace each week. At the end of the four-week course, teachers will have a clearer sense of what it means to work in an independent school and how to create a classroom atmosphere and curriculum to maximize the way a student learns.
Course Faculty: Trudy Hall, Head of School of Emma Willard, serves as a mentor to new faculty and staff members in this course. Brad Rathgeber, Executive Director of One Schoolhouse, serves as her co-facilitator.
What Participants Have Said:
100% of participants said that they would recommend this course to a colleague
100% of participants said that instructors were available and easy to contact if they needed assistance & were knowledgeable about the course content and topic areas
What Participants Have Said
"Even if you think you *know* independent schools, it's still worth taking this course." -Adrianne Francisco, Oakland, California
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