CAIS Commission on Professional Development Wiki

What's a Wiki?

A Wiki is a great, new tool to connect a common theme of 21st Century Professional Development. Want to join us? Follow the prompts after you click on the Join link at the top, right side of the page. We look forward to your membership!

Things of note:

  • We have two programs for the 2009-10 academic year: October 20th & January 21st;

  • These conferences will be great opportunities for schools to display innovation;

  • CAIS Conferences are cost effective way to establish professional development;

  • Teachers leave with realistic classroom takeaways, ideas already working at a neighboring school;

  • These CAIS conferences will be great for teachers to share, network, collaborate--wiki will becomes a future resource.

CAIS Commission on Professional Development

Mission Statement

CAIS schools seek to help students develop personally and intellectually, and to appreciate and pursue such growth for a lifetime. In order to serve students well, the Commission on Professional Development provides an array of opportunities designed to enhance the learning and practice of Association teachers and administrators, helping them to keep pace with ever-broadening educational demands. The Commission approaches its task by researching pedagogical trends, assessing the needs within member schools, and identifying topics that refine and enhance current practices. The Commission then designs, sponsors, and promotes events that reflect the interests and respond to the needs of member schools. Offerings include one-day sabbaticals, half-day workshops, and thematic dinner meetings sponsored by discipline-specific subcommittees. The Commission annually assesses the effectiveness of its offerings and the extent to which it realizes its mission by seeking feedback from member schools.

Who we are: 21st Century Skills CPD Subcommittee:

Kate Knopp, The Independent Day School
Rhonan Mokriski, Salisbury School
Bill Sullivan, Suffield Academy
Andrew Watt, The Rectory School
CAIS Liaison: Diane Brewer

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