Teacher Professional Learning
Building upon the success of the collaborative learning groups in our Making Thinking Visible initiative, we will be expanding learning opportunities for teachers next year by doing a later arrival for students every Wednesday. This time for collaboration is invaluable for our teachers and its effect has been widely noted among our teachers and parents, and in the learning of our students. Our teacher’s commitment to their own learning is one of the many things that distinguishes Wooster as an exemplary school. Expanding this time will allow our teachers to go deeper and further establish us as one of the region’s most committed learning communities.
It is important to note that creating this professional learning opportunity every Wednesday does not impact any other days of the week, nor does it result in the loss of any academic class time. All academic classes will continue to meet the same four times / week and for the same quantity of time that they met in the 2014-15 school year. No academic class time will be lost by going to a weekly late start. We’ve created this opportunity by recognizing that a slight reduction in the time for P.E. and study halls at the Middle School level, and the continued evolution of our Clubs program at the Upper School, will allow us to maximize teacher and thus ultimately student learning.