Welcome to the Teacher Roundtable! We are a group of educators (classroom teachers, teachers of special subjects, special educators, tutors, principals, etc.) in western Massachusetts who meet once a month to practice looking at student work. Our meetings are open and welcoming. We have been community resource for teacher-led professional development for 12 years.
A close look at a single piece of student work reliably leads us to ideas and questions about teaching and learning in general. Using a descriptive process (we use the Collaborative Assessment Conference protocol developed by Steve Seidel at Project Zero) assures a level of respect for students and teachers and protects our time to think and reflect. As we look at the work, we hone our attention to the capabilities, efforts and patterns that we might not notice without extra time and multiple perspectives.
You do not have to have any prior knowledge to join in; the protocol is taught every time. PDPs are available if you attend 3 or more conferences (ask for more information).
WHERE: Smith College Campus Center, room 205
DATES and TIMES :
Wednesday, February 15, 4:30-6:30
Wednesday, March 22, 4:30-6:30
We are extremely grateful to the Smith College Campus School and the Smith College Department of Education and Child Study for sponsoring our professional community through the donation of space and refreshments.