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Professional Development Day Focuses on Mind, Brain and Education Science

Bolles faculty members from all four campuses gathered on the Upper School San Jose Campus on February 16 for a day dedicated to professional development, including morning workshops from the Center for Transformative Teaching and Learning (CTTL) focusing on Mind, Brain and Education (MBE) science.

The CTTL team visited the San Jose Campus last fall for discussions with Bolles faculty about MBE science and returned to build upon that understanding. The entire Bolles faculty began the day with whole-School MBE translation work and then broke up into two training sessions: one for lower school and one for middle and upper school.  

Since its inception in 2011, CTTL has worked to advance the science of MBE within St. Andrew’s Episcopal School and through the establishment of partnerships with influential organizations like Teach for America, Johns Hopkins University and Research Schools International. In the last 10+ years, CTTL has expanded its impact by presenting to, working with and training over 30,000 educators from around the U.S. and the world.

After lunch, the group broke out for two sessions of Teachers Teaching Teachers, one of the School’s favorite traditions during Professional Development Day. This initiative invites Bolles faculty members to share their professional or personal knowledge with each other. This year, sessions ranged from Muay Thai, community campfire and beginner improv to collaborative robots in education and how to design an inclusive curriculum.

Thank you to everyone who made this Professional Development Day possible – and to all the faculty for attentively learning from CTTL and each other!