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Summer Learning Opportunities

Offered in CPS
Developmental Designs, June 25-28 (for teachers in grades 6-10)
Teaching and learning are weakened by misbehavior, lack of a safe, inclusive community, and students feeling disconnected in school. The practices in the Developmental Designs approach are designed to meet adolescent needs by addressing these key elements of effective teaching. We are offering Development Designs 1 and 2 for middle school teachers and a new course: Development Designs for High School teachers. All will be held at the Rindge Avenue Upper Campus, June 25-28.

Studying Skillful Teaching, July 9-12 at the Haggerty School
This is Research for Better Teaching’s cornerstone program for building teachers’ capacity – the knowledge and skills as well as the courage and conviction - to promote students’ motivation, learning, and increased achievement.

Responsive Classroom Course, July 30 - August 2, 2019, with one additional date TBD in the fall.

Offered Outside of CPS

  • Gender Matters Institute at Harvard 

  • DESE Sponsored PD Opportunities Links

  • Multiple options for History Learning through the National Endowment for the Humanities.

  • Democracy and Its Discontents: Interpreting Controversies over American Suffrage
    July 8-19, 2019 | 8:30AM - 12:30PM
    This year’s program, held at the Kennedy Library, will explore the changing landscape of American voting over time. In this historical moment when issues surrounding voting are again front and center, the Institute will delve into the diverse controversies over suffrage in the political and cultural spheres, past and present. More information on the JFK Library website.

  • The Fulbright Distinguished Awards in Teaching Short-Term Program for U.S. Teachers (Fulbright DAST) provides an opportunity for outstanding K–12 teachers from the United States to take part in a two- to six-week professional development experience overseas. Fulbright DAST Cycle II projects will take place in 12 different countries between October 2019 - May 2020.

    The application for Cycle II is now open. Learn more about the country projects and eligibility requirements. The deadline is Monday, May 6, 2019 at 11:59PM. EST. Apply now >>

  • Playful Journey Lab: Summer Journeyer PAID Fellowship Details
    MIT’s newly established Playful Journey Lab will be opening up during the summer to a few fellow Journeyers in education. Applications are now open and are due by May 15th. Much like a fellowship program, Journeyers will be members of the lab, working on a combination of current lab projects and their own independent explorations. The goal is to create a community of practice where we build, play, experiment, and innovate in assessment and learning. The opportunity is for around 20 hours/week for 8-10 weeks during the summer, with a paid stipend. Applications are now open and are due by May 15th. See here for complete details >>