The Professional Development Academy
Explore the powerful connections between content knowledge and pedagogy in an innovative, one-week institute hosted by the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee’s Teachers for a New Era.
The Professional Development Academy offers teachers courses that integrate content knowledge and pedagogy in five disciplinary areas: the arts, English/language arts, mathematics, science and social science. Structured as an institute—with daily plenaries, in-depth content and pedagogical conversations, catered lunches, and a closing plenary on Friday afternoon—the Professional Development Academy links content knowledge and pedagogy in each area with the goal of improving teaching and learning. Course content is aligned to the MPS characteristics of a high-performing urban classroom. All courses are team taught by two instructors: one versed in the content area and the other in pedagogy related to that content.
• Integrate content and pedagogy to engage challenging learners.
• Deepen your understanding of your content area as you develop practical classroom applications.
• Increase your effectiveness as a teacher in an institute that draws on the resources of a great urban university and the professionals in your field.
The Professional Development Academy is designed to support induction-level elementary and secondary teachers and to build the leadership capacity of experienced teachers. Courses are offered for graduate or undergraduate credit. A non-credit option is available for those who are using courses to meet the requirements of their Professional Development Plan.
LOCATIONAll classes will be held atSouth Division High School1515 W Lapham BlvdMilwaukee, WI 53204Air conditioned!Free parking in the school lot.