Sharon Rendon, Director of Professional Learning, email@example.com
Professional development refers to many types of educational experiences related to an individual’s work. Doctors, lawyers, educators, accountants, engineers, and people in a wide variety of professions and businesses participate in professional development to learn and apply new knowledge and skills that will improve their performance on the job.
Many fields require members to participate in ongoing learning approved by the profession, sometimes as a requirement for keeping their jobs. Professionals often also voluntarily seek new learning.
In education, research has shown that teaching quality and school leadership are important factors in raising student achievement. For teachers and school and district leaders to be as effective as possible, they need to continually expand their knowledge and skills to implement the best educational practices. Educators learn to help students learn at the highest levels.
Because of the commitment to supporting better math learning experiences for both students and teachers, CPM continues to invest in opportunities for educators to learn. The workshop series that is provided complimentary with adoption is having huge results in successful classroom transformations. CPM’s teacher leader corp provides three phases of multiple day learning experiences. Read on to learn more!
What are participants saying about CPM’s workshops?
- 94.9% indicate there is a clear path to integrate learning into their classroom
- 95% would recommend this workshop to another educator
“Our TL ws awesome! I wish all PD presenters had her passion and patience. She makes learning a new curriculum way less stressful and overwhelming by having hands on activities and going over new concepts in small pieces. I love the way she shares things that have worked for her in her own classroom and encourages us to share our ideas with each other every time we meet in our workshop.”
“Evaluating my questioning to make sure it is purposeful. This is important to advance my student’s learning and to help the groups work more smoothly.”
“These follow ups [workshops] are so important. Now that we have taught for a few months, I am able to learn how to keep progressing towards better implementing the strategies we have practiced in these follow ups.”
From the participants attending our workshops, it is clear that a day spent in a CPM workshop is time well spent. If you are looking to go a little deeper, CPM has a Professional Learning Progression that includes learning opportunities around the Eight Teaching Practices from NCTM’s Principles to Actions.
The workshops are offered locally, regionally, and in a residential model every summer on the campus of the University of Utah. Contact your RC or firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.