We believe we can achieve high levels of learning, for both students and educators, when we collaborate together in a professional learning network. We view collaboration as a systematic process in which we work together interdependently to analyze and impact professional practice in order to improve our individual and collective results. No one has all of the answers. Our collective intelligence, commitment and synergy will move us and ultimately our students forward.
To this end, we facilitate a variety of Teacher & Teacher Leader Networks in support of curriculum implementation, instructional shifts, assessment and other areas of focus.
The charge for the teacher networks is to:
- Build new knowledge and skills
- Engage with current research
- Collaborate across the county
In order for that to occur it is essential that participation remain stable and that every district is represented. The agendas and information presented builds from one session to the next. The role of CiTi is to provide continuous turnkey training to a stable network of teachers in order to build capacity across the county. The role of participating districts is to send stable participation to the networks and provide a forum for them to turnkey the information back in the district.
K-5 Literacy Network; 6-12 Secondary Literacy Network
Audience: Instructional coaches, reading teachers, teacher leaders and classroom teachers. Purpose: Support best practices in literacy, supporting our community of educators, professional dialogue and keeping up with SED initiatives and standards.
Audience: Diverse group of math leaders, instructional coaches and classroom teachers. Purpose: Focuses on the various aspects of standards and instruction, current issues in math education, teacher leadership and coaching strategies and meeting the depth of the standards whetehr using modules or teacher-developed materials.
Mindful Educator Network
Audience: All educators. Purpose: To facilitate mindfulness, social-emotional learning and trauma-informed instruction strategies in the classroom.