Teaching Foundations (Bay Area)
The Teaching Foundations program is designed to support the growth and success of all teachers—particularly those in their early years at independent schools—by focusing on foundational areas of classroom teaching.
Sessions are organized around the following topics: identity and culture (school and classroom), lesson design and pedagogy, building successful professional relationships, communication and feedback, and sustaining a career in teaching.
Led by master teachers, administrators, and guest presenters, this respected program provides participants with personalized attention and specific instruction that is adaptable for all grade levels. Emphasis is placed on modeling and using best practices for lesson planning, classroom management, and assessment as well as on developing communication skills, cultural competencies, and confidence as an advisor and leader. Even seasoned teachers find useful tools and benefit from the opportunity to work with top educators in a supportive, inclusive atmosphere.
We are pleased to announce that in addition to our four-day summer institute we are including a day-long follow up session during the fall to build upon the summer and offer additional support. Research overwhelmingly shows that ongoing support, especially for new teachers, leads to both greater skills and increased retention.
Summer Institute: Aug 6-9
Fall Follow-up: Oct. 17