Over the years, Parker teachers have offered a variety of one-day workshops on topics of interest to teachers. Our experience shows that teachers get the most benefit from these workshops when they attend in teams. Parker teachers and staff are able to offer custom workshops on topics such as:
- Authentic Assessment/Performance-Based Assessment
- Graduation by Exhibition/Senior Projects
- Innovation in Math and Science
- Promoting Student Engagement and Agency
These sessions are facilitated by Parker faculty who have demonstrated strength as planners and are experienced facilitators of effective professional development. Please contact us with your group's specific needs.
Many schools have particular questions or dilemmas they would like to explore in greater depth during a visit to Parker. The Sizer Teachers Center assists these visitors by helping them to frame their question(s) for a visit and offering a program designed to meet their specific needs (including observations, meetings with teachers, students, and administrators, and, when appropriate, focused training for a department or school staff). Dates for custom visits are arranged on an individual basis.
Past topics for custom visits include curriculum and organization, alternative assessments/"gateways," and creation of new small schools (both district-based and charter).
Contact [email protected] for more information about arranging a custom workshop or visit.