Preparation of Professional Development Schools, Poland
Sponsoring Agency: Centrum Edukacji Obywatelskiej (CEO)
Director: Tom Corcoran (CPRE-Teachers College)
Centrum Edukacji Obywatelskiej (Center for Citizenship Education or CEO) in Poland currently supports a national school network —the Lab Schools Program. Teachers College (TC) is collaborating with CEO to provide professional development for teachers and principals from the CEO laboratory schools and additional school sites in the Warsaw area selected as potential professional development schools. Professional development focuses on lesson/unit design, high‐impact practices, and deeper learning strategies and interactive pedagogies; and developing communities of practice for teachers. Additionally, TC is assisting CEO to set up demonstration classrooms, to work with school leaders to implement effective strategies of instructional leadership, and to provide support for implementation of the new high impact strategies being mastered by the teachers.
Please see Polish Graduate School of Education (PGSE) for a related Teachers College project.