Customized Professional Learning for Schools
At Boston College, we are changing the way we partner with schools. We want our offerings to be responsive to the specific and “just in time” needs of our school partners. The Professional and Continuing Education team at the Lynch School of Education and Human Development will partner with you to build customized, student-focused professional learning experiences aligned with your school goals and strategic priorities.
Hear Our Impact
Dr. Maria Brisk, Professor emeritus, Lynch School
Meet Dr. Maria Brisk and hear her discuss how the impact of this professional development series has guided schools and districts to prepare their educators and administrators directly in the classroom.
Customizable Content Areas
Professional developement suite of courses based upon on Systemic Functional Linguistics (SFL) approach to teaching writing.
- Narrative writing
- Report and explanation writing
- Argument and procedure writing
We offer a four course instructional series for teacher seeking subject matter
knowledge within bilingual education.
- Foundations of bilingual and dual-language education
- Bilingualism, second language, and literacy development
- Bilingual literacy and literature
A suite of offerings that support the implementation of anti-racist pedagogy in schools and classrooms.
- Raising students’ critical consciousness of race and racism
- Disrupting the narrative: anti-bias tools for texts
- We can develop opportunities based on your individual needs
Components of our Professional Development Plans
Planning & Consultation
Implementation Guidance & Resources
Reflection & Planning
You’ll begin your work with planning sessions with the PCE Coordinator. These sessions can take place with your school’s leadership, as well as your educators. The goal of these sessions is to review the school’s goal, data, and current curriculum to ensure the professional learning and implementation guidance is tailored to your specific needs.
After the consultation sessions, the professional learning work is deployed. These cycles begin with planning sessions with a PCE/BC instructor to customize the professional learning. The Customized professional learning sessions can include both content learning and curriculum development/modifications.
In conjunction with the Professional Learning Cycles, the team at your school/district will receive implementation support from a PCE consultant with school and coaching experience to guide the implementation of the work in classrooms.
The PCE consultant will also provide text set recommendations for staff, customize student materials recommendations and answer any questions throughout the process.
After the conclusion of the Professional Learning Cycles all PCE providers will meet with the school leader(s) to reflect and plan next steps with the school for the upcoming year.
What school leaders have said about our plans
“There is no better payback on learning and professional development than creating ideas and plans and putting those into action to meet student needs. The staff at the Lynch School have worked so closely with us...They just moved us to an entirely new level of professional development to benefit the teachers and students.”
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