Educator Programs

Educator 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.


Upcoming Program(s)


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

Enrollment for this program is now close.


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 

Past Programs



Using Discourse-based Approaches to Cultivate Classroom Community & Evidence-based Thinking (November 2020)

With the proliferation of remote and hybrid models of learning, keeping students engaged is undoubtedly becoming a salient issue for many teachers. This program will introduce teachers to tools and approaches to online learning experiences that foster peer exchange, evidence-based analysis, and student-led discourse. This four-session program, in partnership with the Boston Debate League, is open to any and all teachers — grades 4-12 — on a first-come, first-served basis.


Tending to Students’ Social-Emotional Needs through Trauma-Informed Practice.  

Through inductive, peer-to-peer online learning and collaboration, school teams from across the country will explore how best to support students, including those who have experienced significant trauma during the COVID-19 pandemic. Recognizing that school leaders and teachers currently have tremendous demands on their time, we have been sensitive to creating a condensed, three-session program.


Designing remote learning centered on student engagement (September 2020)

As the first weeks of school progress, keeping students engaged in meaningful learning will be increasingly challenging for educators. This session, in partnership with education technology expert Tom Corbin, is designed to provide teachers with ways to optimize remote learning for engagement using no- or low-cost platforms that foster collaboration, exchange and interactive learning experiences.


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