Innovative Professional Development

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In order to innovate in the classroom, teachers must continually expose themselves to new ideas and learn new practices. Over 75% of our faculty participate in some form of off-site professional development throughout the year, attending workshops, classes and conferences around the country and indeed, around the world. They bring what they’ve learned back to … [Read more…]

Middle School’s ‘Survival Challenge’

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Written by Ryan Barnes, Coordinator of the Middle School DREAM Lab ® and co-organizer of the ‘Baldwin Survival Challenge’. Last year, the Middle School introduced a brand new experience, known simply as “It Isn’t Easy Being Green.” It was an opportunity for our girls to experience new things, and learn outside of their academic classrooms, all … [Read more…]

Reed Fellowship for Excellence in Teaching

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Written by Dean of Academic Affairs Dr. Laura Blankenship Baldwin provides a wide range of support for faculty professional development, from providing funding for a single-day workshop to an extended trip. We reserve a few special awards that are more substantial and allow our faculty to immerse themselves more fully in professional development. The Reed … [Read more…]

What We Did Over the Summer

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Written by Dr. Laura Blankenship, Dean of Academic Affairs When I was in school, we often had to write a “What I Did Over the Summer” essay during the first few days of school. I’m sure many of us did, and I’m sure many of us filled the page with descriptions of leisurely activities like … [Read more…]

The Oxbridge Academic Program’s Paris Teacher Seminar

Written by Upper School history teacher and Grade X Dean Frederick Kountz. In July I had the good fortune of being a part of the Oxbridge Academic Program’s Paris Teacher Seminar, a week long, teachers-only, travel and study program in France’s capital city. While Oxbridge’s Cambridge and Oxford programs are perhaps better known, the Paris … [Read more…]

The Oxbridge Academic Program's Paris Teacher Seminar

Written by Upper School history teacher and Grade X Dean Frederick Kountz. In July I had the good fortune of being a part of the Oxbridge Academic Program’s Paris Teacher Seminar, a week long, teachers-only, travel and study program in France’s capital city. While Oxbridge’s Cambridge and Oxford programs are perhaps better known, the Paris … [Read more…]