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Teacher Training

At Uncommon, we know that effective teacher training is essential.

Across our five regions, our teachers have access to various professional development opportunities to continue improving their craft. While professional development programs vary across schools to address the specific needs of teachers, Uncommon-wide professional development opportunities include:

 

  • Three weeks of training and professional development in August that include:
  • Weekly, professional development focused school-wide staff meetings and grade level or content meetings
    • Students are released early once a week to accommodate these meetings within regular school hours
  • Continuous cycles of classroom observations and debriefs with department and school leaders
  • Professional development workshops throughout the year targeted at teachers’ needs
  • Opportunities to share best practices and network with teachers and leaders within the Uncommon Schools network

 

In an effort to share our learned best practices with the education field at large, some of our staff also leads external professional development workshops focused on topics ranging from classroom management, to improving collaboration among students.