From July 19-20, EA's Center for Teaching and Learning (CTL) hosted a free Transforming Teaching Summer Collaborative, a conference for leaders of teaching and learning in independent schools across the country.
Center for Teaching and Learning
By fostering community collaboration, offering tailored support, and encouraging sustained growth in teaching, The Episcopal Academy Center for Teaching and Learning seeks to provide teachers with the foundation to maximize every opportunity for students to learn.
Since 2017, The Episcopal Academy Center for Teaching and Learning (CTL) has provided EA teachers with personalized support to spark collaboration and inspire innovation in the classroom. The CTL delivers on-campus, on-demand professional development, powered by the CTL team’s meticulous research of the latest educational methods and tools.
The ever-expanding list of CTL programming includes personalized one-on-one instructional coaching, on-campus workshops and seminars, visits from thought leaders in education, an educational resource library, professional reading groups, and regular updates on research.
The CTL’s support is a critical component in both ensuring the best educational experience for EA students, and helping to foster EA’s culture of continuous improvement, collaboration, teamwork, and camaraderie among faculty.
EA faculty and staff had the pleasure of learning and working with Dr. Eric Mazur, Harvard University’s Balkanski Professor of Physics and Academic Dean of Applied Sciences and Engineering and a renowned educational innovator, during a professional development day on Friday, March 24.
"Reflecting on lockdown teaching, I was struck that while it is essentially no one's preferred mode of operation, asynchronous instruction does have its advantages," explained Upper School Science Teacher Dan Baxter.