On Bunker Hill Day in June of 2014, over 130 members of the BPS community came together at the BTU for the first annual Professional Learning Conference. All workshops were led by BTU members, who shared their learning, their practice, and their stories with those in attendance.
The greatest strength of the day was the chance for educators to share with one another in a variety of formats, from the workshops, to the lunchtime TableTalks, to the keynote conversation with Susan Moore Johnson. In the end, 94% of attendees agreed or agreed strongly with the statement “I learned something concrete that can help me in my practice,” and 96% agreed or strongly agreed that they were able to “engage with big ideas.”
The day was a great success, and was a wonderful celebration of the end of the first year of the Professional Learning Initiative, our collaborative effort to improve the quality of professional learning for BPS educators.
To all those who attended, and to everyone who worked so hard to learn and improve this year in order to benefit our students, congratulations on yet another job well-done. Enjoy your summer!
To see more photos and highlights from the Professional Learning Conference, see our storify page.
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