Deepening Teacher Learning
How do we support it?
In each ART of TEACHING school, a cohort of 5-7 Fellows is supported by a Cotsen-trained Mentor. Each Fellow focuses on honing their instruction in a specific content area and sets and monitors goals for their own practice and for student learning. Fellows learn through Cotsen-sponsored professional development in their content area, lab days at demonstration classrooms, and weekly coaching cycles.
How valuable are the supports?
When Fellows were asked which program supports were most valuable to their professional growth, three components rose to the top, with half or more of respondents selecting them among their top 3 among 12 program supports: