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Designing Peer-to-Peer Professional Development

Create inclusive, participatory, cohesive professional development that leverages in-house expertise, affirms teachers’ values, and builds an authentic teaching community.

For SCHOOL LEADERS such as principals, AP's, deans, department chairs, directors of curriculum and instruction, DEI directors, and technology directors

Teachers are the lifelong learners we say we want our students to be. Why not tap into that learning? In these experiential workshops, you’ll discover how to affirm in-house expertise, meet teachers’ learning needs, and create a culture of curiosity. We’ll explore practical tools and protocols that will enable you to implement a cohesive peer-to-peer PD program at your school. Along the way, we’ll explore how to address the vulnerability that peer-to-peer PD invokes.

These workshops are most effective as a three-part series but can stand alone.

  • Peer-to-Peer PD as a Wellness Practice. Rather than putting more on teachers’ plates, peer-to-peer PD can honor teachers’ values, affirm in-house expertise, strengthen relationships, and foster a sense of purpose. In this session, participants will learn how to build an authentic professional learning community where everyone can thrive. (2 hours)

  • Protocols for Peer-to-Peer PD. Experience a protocol that leverages in-house expertise for professional learning. Then, learn about other protocols that affirm and build upon teachers’ knowledge and values while creating an authentic learning community among educators.​ (2 hours)

  • Implementing Peer-to-Peer PD. Learn ways to assess faculty expertise and learning goals, build cohesive professional learning units, and assess effectiveness. (2 hours)

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