Specialized Programs

Specialized Programs

Because of the urgency of this moment, and the financial challenges faced by schools, these programs are being made available by WPS at no cost to participants or their schools.

Current & Upcoming Program(s)

Exeter Mathematics Institute (July 2021)

This July, WPS will be hosting the Exeter Mathematics Institute (EMI), led by instructors from Phillips Exeter Academy (Exeter). EMI is a hands-on professional development program for high school math teachers who seek to think about their discipline and practice in new ways. Over the course of the four-day program, teachers will collaborate with peers from diverse schools and learn how to better help students engage in inquiry-based learning and apply mathematical thinking to things they care about.

This unique program has impacted thousands of public-school teachers across the country, providing them with invaluable inspiration and perspective to be their best.

Program Dates and Times: WPS will host an EMI session for Boston-area teachers from July 26 to July 30 – with teachers arriving on July 26 – in Newton, Mass. The courses will be tailored for Secondary Math teachers.

Past Programs

Building Community Through Routines in the Math Classroom (March 2021)

The program will kick-off with a WPS case study discussion on routines followed by two sessions in which teachers engage in, analyze, and refine routines for classroom learning. Our goal is to help teachers leverage new technologies in ways that enable new approaches to individual, paired, small- and whole-group routines.

Program Dates and Times: MONDAYS (March 8th, 15th, and 22nd), 4:00 – 6:00 pm PST/ 7:00-9:00pm EST

Leveraging Tech Tools to Foster Learning, While Easing Your Workflow (March 2021)

Keeping students engaged in meaningful learning while online and in hybrid, has brought its unique set of challenges and opportunities. WPS is hosting a session series, in partnership with education technology expert Tom Corbin, designed to provide teachers with ways to optimize blended learning for engagement using popular platforms that foster collaboration, while also easing teacher workflow. Each 90-minute session will have a specific tech tool of focus and grade band. Tom will also host office hours following the session to serve as a support to teachers, answer questions, provide advice, and troubleshoot. Sign up for 1 or 2 engagement sessions based on your grade band!   

Program Sessions and Times (5:00-6:30pm EST): 

  • March 17th: Grades K-5, Humanities (ELA, History, Art, Music) 
  • March 24th: Grades 6-12, Humanities (ELA, History, Art, Music) 
  • March 31st: Grades K-5, STEM 
  • April 7th:  Grades 6-12, STEM 

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