High-Leverage Teaching Practices

Core Teaching Practices: Teaching and Leading Through an Equitable Lens

Professional Development for BCPS Teacher-Leaders!

GVSU College of Education & Community Innovation Presenters

Megan Freudigmann
Teaching & Learning Senior Affiliate Faculty

Sheryl Vlietstra
Teaching & Learning Senior Affiliate Faculty

Teacher in classroom

Teacher-Leaders will engage in 11 hours of professional development surrounding one core teaching practice each semester for four semesters.  Three or four member PLCs will use Google Classroom, Google Docs and Zoom to engage in group work to support learning. Participants will receive a $1,000 stipend each June.

Professional Development Formats:

  • Direct instruction
  • Peer-to-peer interaction
  • Role-play
  • Video analysis
  • Coaching sessions that will employ rehearsals with peers and with presenters
  • Small group discussions
  • Mursion virtual classroom technology
  • Self-reflection on teaching in classrooms

Participants will become familiar with and enact critical elements of four
Core Teaching Practices:

Fall 2020 (Sept-Nov): Building Respectful Relationships with Students

Winter 2021 (Feb-June): Explaining and Modeling Content, Practices, and Strategies; Checking for Understanding; and Eliciting and Interpreting Student Thinking

Fall 2021 (Aug-Nov): Leading a Group Discussion; Analyzing Instruction for the Purposes of Improving It

Winter 2022 (Feb-June): Postponed until Fall 2022

For more information, please contact Megan Freudigmann (freudigm@gvsu.edu) or Sheryl Vlietstra (vlietssh@gvsu.edu).

Page last modified March 23, 2022