Expanded the Spanish Language Curriculum to include Kindergarten and Grade 1
Professional development opportunities create an atmosphere of intellectual stimulation, enthusiasm and idea exchange. Tower School provides the financial resources to enable teachers and administrators to continually expand their knowledge and enrich the classroom experience for our students.
Professional Development opportunities include conferences, workshops, webinars, speaker series' attendance and graduate study. Below are a few of the recent opportunities experienced by our teachers.
7th & 8th Grade Math Curricula Review
Lucy Calkins' 4th Grade Writing Workshop
Travel and document the first 1000 miles of the Oregon Trail
Stephanie Fitzgerald, Ancient Techniques in Ceramic Coiling
Travel to Greece, Ancient Greek History Curriculum
Individualized Math Instruction, Grades 7 and 8
Research Digital Music and Technology tools in preparation for a new Arts Block class.
Lucy Calkins Reading Workshop, Grade 5
Rachel Perrella, Wellness and Mindfulness Workshop
Colleen Parenteau investigated the curriculum of Reforest the Tropics and global sustainability.
Elaina Louisos-Kramer, Learning Skills and Speech/Language Pathologist studied Social Communication Challenges
Lower School Teachers, Responsive Classroom Training
Elena Louisos-Kramer attended Landmark School's Institute on evidence-based, neuroscientific techniques used to assess reading disabilities.
Christine McCarthy and Angela Powell attended a math workshop that emphasized learning to communicate using precise mathematical terminology and syntax.
Nina Miller and Sarah Clark attended a conference entitled, "Guided Reading to Differentiate Instruction that Works!"
Anna Walcutt and Jaclyne Ainlay attended a Spanish Language teaching workshop that teaches through authentic materials created by speakers of Spanish for speakers of Spanish.