Norfolk Collegiate School Professional Development 2011-2012
from congenial*
adj.agreeable, suitable, or pleasing in nature or character
to collegial*
adj. of or characterized by the collective responsibility shared by each of a group of colleagues with minimal supervision from above

Tentative schedule of events:
August 19, 2011
Robert Evans, Ph.D.
Workshop: From Cordial to Collegial
September 14, 2011Creating a culture of 21st Century teaching and learningThe film, A Touch of Greatness, followed by small group discussions related to 21st Century teaching and learning
October 12, 2011We are what we do: great ideas for teaching and learningTeacher-led concurrent sessions on homework, reading across the curriculum, writing across the curriculum, and innovative STEM pedagogy
November 10, 2011
Collegiality at its best: Fifth Annual NCS PD Day
Concurrent workshop sessions on technology, gifted students, learning disabilities, coaching strategies, and CPR recertification

December 7, 2011
Collegial reflection: updating first semester curriculum maps
Individual, grade level, and/or departmental updates and reflection

February 15, 2012Workshop leader TBDWorkshop: From Congenial to Collegial Communication Strategies
March 21, 2012
Workshop leader: Jonathan Zur, Virginia Center for Inclusive Communities
Workshop: Working with all students, Part 1Diversity training on strategies to work with and appreciate students of all backgrounds
April 18, 2012Working with all students, Part 2Teacher-led sessions on strategies for enhancing classroom management and working with learning disabled students and the gifted and talented
May 16, 2012Collegial reflection: updating 2011-2012 Scope and Sequence and curriculum mapsIndividual, grade level, and/or departmental updates and reflection
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