Professional community among teachers, the subject of a number of recent major studies, is often regarded as an essential ingredient contributing to the improvement of schools. In this inquiry, you will explore concepts related to cooperation, collegiality, and collective learning, developing the skills necessary to facilitate learning-oriented conversations that lead to teacher improvement. With teachers in your school, you will practice effective collaboration (drawing on research), foster productive relationships, and analyze interactions with colleagues. Above and beyond these activities, you can choose to do an additional exploration of the research as it informs, analyzes, and improves your practice.

Taking place in Fall 2023.

Schedule. Online sessions will be held via Zoom, and in person sessions will be held at UVEI, 194 Dartmouth College Hwy, Lebanon, NH 03766.

  • Wednesday, September 13th, 9:00-3:00, How Teachers Learn & Professional Community, in person
  • Saturday, September 23rd, 9:00-3:00, Facilitating Learning Conversations, in person
  • Wednesday, October 11th, 9:00-3:00, Tuning Facilitating of Learning Conversations & Closure, online
  • Practicum work and independent practice continue after final seminar. Anticipated completion date is December 6th.

Credits and Cost:

  • 2-3 credits
  • $550 per credit