Week 6: Broadening Access to High Quality Teacher Professional Learning

Professional learning for teachers is a vitally important part of innovation in education. Technology offers both new opportunities to develop teacher capacity. It also offers new methods for teachers to engage with students, but professional development is needed in order to prepare teachers to leverage the tools effectively. This session will consider the role of technology in supporting teachers to develop practices that focus on outcomes in the classroom.

Monday, May 2, 2016 -
5:30pm to 8:00pm



Janet Carlson
Janet Carlson, Stanford Graduate School of Education, Center to Support Excellence in Teaching

Janet Carlson, TELOS Co-Lead, is Associate Professor at Stanford Graduate School of Education and Director of the Center to Support Excellence in Teaching. Her research interests include the impact of educative curriculum materials and transformative professional development on science teaching and learning. She began her career as a middle and high school science teacher and has spent the last 20 years working in science education developing curriculum, leading professional development, and conducting research. Dr. Carlson received a BA in Environmental Biology from Carleton College, an MS in Curriculum and Instruction from Kansas State University, and a PhD in Instruction and Curriculum (science education) from the University of Colorado.

Angela Estrella
Angela Estrella, Stanford Graduate School of Education, Overfelt High School

Angela Estrella is a Professional Development Associate and Instructional History Coach for the Hollyhock Fellowship Program at the Center to Support Excellence in Teaching, and also helps lead the TELOS initiative (Technology for Equity in Learning Opportunities). In addition to her work at Stanford, Angela works part-time as a professional development facilitator for Overfelt High School in San Jose and is a Teacher in Residence for Imagine K12, an incubator for educational technology startups. Prior to joining CSET, Angela taught history for 9 years and served as an educational technology mentor and instructional coach.

Sadie Skiles
Sadie Skiles, Oakland Technical High School

Sadie Skiles teaches biology and biotechnology at Oakland Technical High School. In addition to teaching high school for the last three years, Sadie taught 8th grade physical science at Kennedy Middle School in Redwood City. Before becoming a teacher, Sadie spent three years as a Research Associate in plant, soil, and atmospheric science for the Natural Resources Ecology Lab at Colorado State University. Sadie was accepted into the inaugural cohort of teachers in the Hollyhock Fellowship Program at Stanford University and in 2015 joined Trellis Education as a mentor teaching fellow.

Tammy Wu Moriarty
Tammy Wu Moriarty, Stanford Graduate School of Education, Center to Support Excellence in Teaching

Tammy Moriarty's work focuses on conducting professional development with high school science teachers for CSET's Hollyhock Fellowship program as well as providing online coaching and support to Hollyhock Fellows throughout the school year. Her experience includes being a secondary science teacher, a district science resource teacher, and school administrator. She holds a BS in Animal Physiology and Neuroscience from the University of California at San Diego, an MA in Educational Leadership from the University of San Diego, and a PhD in Leadership Studies, PK-12 Specialization from the University of San Diego.

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