Promoting Professional Development,
Exploring our teaching practices,
Collaborating with other Teacher Consultants
Professional Collaborators Network (PCN) @BAWP Gathering
3635 Tolman Hall, University of California, Berkeley
To: BAWP Teacher Consultants
From: Stan Pesick, Grace Morizawa and, Coordinators of the 2016 – 2017 BAWP Professional Collaboration Network (PCN)
Re: An invitation – please join colleagues in advancing the work of BAWP and its Teacher Consultants
The Work of the Professional Collaboration Network
Insuring that BAWP’s PD programs are teacher driven and informed by classroom practice is one of our top priorities. BAWPs Professional Collaboration Network (PCN) will help support this effort. Begun during the 2013-14 the PCN provided a supportive place for a number of TCs to try out and get feedback on both new and previously developed workshops.
For long-time consultants and presenters we want the PCN to be a place for you to try out a new presentation, or refine one you’ve already developed. For TC’s who have not yet had a chance to present we want to the PCN to be an opportunity for you to further develop ideas and presentations you worked with at summer institutes. For all of us, the collegial support at the center of the PCN is intended to help us work confidently with colleagues as we support their and our own continued growth as teachers of writing and teachers of content, such as history and science.
Providing Support for Presenters
To support this work each PCN presenter will receive coaching before the workshop, feedback on the workshop from colleagues attending the session, and then additional time to debrief and refine the workshop. Our hope is that the PCN becomes a key component of how BAWP supports and expands the number of TCs successfully conducting strong and thoughtful workshops as we work to meet the PD requests coming in from across the Bay Areas.
All PCN Participants Contribute and Learn
We hope you will consider this invitation to join us at the monthly PNC meetings.
Each session will be an opportunity for
- TCs will to present and get feedback on his or her workshop
- Participating TCs to come together as a collegial “response group” for the presenter
- Participating TCs to think about and consider their own practice as they learn from their colleague’s workshops.