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The Work of the Sizer Teachers Center

Parker Families:

The Sizer Teachers Center, located at Parker, provides workshops, custom visits, school coaching, and consulting services to educators, schools, and districts. The theory behind the work of the Sizer Teachers Center is that schools involved in reform—whether existing or new schools—benefit most from professional development that is carried out by people engaged in and committed to the same type of work. We believe that our teachers, who are themselves practitioners committed to helping students be successful in school, can effectively provide partnership and facilitation to people in other schools involved in the challenging and sometimes complicated process of change.

Each year we host over two hundred educator visitors here on campus; our off-campus coaching and consulting impacts hundreds more educators each year. Colleen Meaney, director of the Sizer Teachers Center, previewed an especially high profile upcoming visit for faculty this week: “…India's national Minister of Education and twenty person delegation, are coming to Parker…It is exciting to know that we hold the opportunity to make a positive impact on schooling in a country of 1.34 billion people. After realizing its dissatisfaction with the stratified education system its British colonizers left behind, India made a 2016 declaration to redesign its educational system, and is making headway…”

Colleen is part of the small group working most closely with a consultant—Bellwether Education Partners—to understand how Parker, the Sizer Teachers Center, and our initial licensure program—New Teachers Collaborative--are currently positioned in the marketplace. Over the next ten weeks, Bellwether will also help us identify the greatest opportunities for Parker to expand its reach, impact, and influence by refining our current offerings and/or expanding them. Toward the end of their consultation Bellwether will help us develop a business model, financial projections, and implementation roadmaps for the next three years. We’re excited to be learning, exploring, and modeling for greater impact!

~Todd

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