Information for School & District Leaders
School and district leaders are an integral part of supporting teacher learning and practice, and we know that their work alongside teachers is extraordinarily important.
AS A LEADER, WHAT WILL MY TEACHERS GET OUT OF STANDARDS BOOTCAMPS?
1. Deep content and standards knowledge—learning!
We know that the Florida Standards set a high bar for students and require teachers to have a rich, in-depth knowledge of their content. We design Bootcamps to do a deep dive of specific standards (e.g., fractions or informational reading) that have presented challenges for teachers and students. Leaders can expect teachers to leave the training with a deeper knowledge of their content area, their standards, and common student challenges and misconceptions.
2. Collaboration and connection
Our events for teachers foster community, collaboration and connection. Teachers often work in isolation, and Bootcamps are an opportunity to learn from each other and develop relationships that can provide ongoing collaboration throughout the school year. In the past, we have seen teachers form relationships and networks of support and collaboration that last well beyond the two-day summer training experience.
3. Resources and practice
We provide participants with resources to support their learning and ongoing development. We do “learning checkpoints” to help participants assess their learning and content knowledge and we give opportunities to practice what they’ve learned.