Leadership IN ACTION

Schools will be encouraged to adjust scheduling to embed professional learning as part of every teacher’s work day. As part of their professional practice, teachers will have time to review student work with colleagues, observe one another’s classrooms, reflect, plan, develop content knowledge, and learn together. In addition, teacher leaders will have time in their daily schedules for mentoring new teachers, who will have reduced class sizes.

A new partnership with Towson University is a model for both deepening content knowledge and enhancing professional collaboration. Teachers of Advanced Placement Calculus and other advanced math courses from schools across the district are coming together in a professional learning community, working with college faculty in mathematics and sharing best practices in math pedagogy.