Summer professional learning provides educators time to collaborate, share and build instructional practices

More than a dozen educators gathered in the Watervliet Elementary School library to share best practices and build instructional plans with the start of a new school year in mind.

Instructional coach and teacher are seated at a library table speaking and pointing toward screen of open laptop computer.Two teachers seated next to each other with open laptop computers, examining an open textbook.

Newer and experienced teachers alike participated in this first professional development opportunity of the summer, which focused on instructional planning, sharing ideas and offering feedback, or simply having dedicated time to work individually or collaboratively on lesson plans with additional support and resources provided by an instructional coach from Capital Region BOCES.

Other professional learning opportunities will be offered throughout July and August as teachers prepare for the return of students in September.

Instructional coach seated at a library table speaking with a teacher. Two other teachers are seated across the table with laptops open.Two teachers seated across from each other at library table, in conversation with laptop computers open.