Professional Day 6

Teachers at Nueva rang in the new year with a morning full of discussions about new and exciting preK–12 initiatives, followed by an afternoon of presentations featuring some highlights from faculty-led sessions at our recent Innovative Learning Conference (ILC)

Teachers were asked to capture examples of work we are doing at Nueva to help students develop and learn the following areas of core competencies: Analytical and Creative Thinking and Problem-Solving, Complex Communication — Oral and Written, Leadership and Teamwork, Digital and Quantitative Literacy, Global Perspective, Adaptability, Initiative, and Risk-Taking, Integrity and Ethical Decision-Making.

Nueva faculty members Zac Carr, Jennifer Perry, and Michael Peller shared some background on a series of initiatives currently underway at Nueva, including the Collaborative of Innovative Educators (a network of six schools throughout the world committed to sharing best practices in teaching and learning), the Global Online Academy (a professional learning community focused on curating asynchronous learning opportunities for students, which has the potential to allow Nueva to broaden the impact of our outreach), and the potential implementation of the Mastery Transcript (an evaluation system that focuses on assessing core competencies and captures a more complete, accurate, and holistic snapshot of our learners as they move from grade to grade, and beyond.) Each of these initiatives will be covered in the Nueva Digest over the next few months.

Each year, our January professional development day presents an opportunity for teachers from all three divisions to gather together, experience our colleague’s best practices firsthand, and collaborate on curricula across grades.

Throughout the afternoon, teachers from all three divisions had the opportunity to dive deep into 15 offerings, with topics ranging from the fourth grade’s P4C (Philosophy for Children) curriculum to an overview of the second grade’s immigration unit — Upstanders, Change Makers, and Contributors: Teaching a People’s History of Immigration in the Bay Area.

To learn more about current teaching opportunities at Nueva, please visit our jobs page. Read more about the Innovative Teacher Program


 January 10, 2018





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