Choate Rosemary Hall’s position at the forefront of secondary education is only made possible, and is further strengthened, by its inspired and inspiring faculty. Choate faculty work tirelessly year in and year out toward the education and enrichment of our students. They are dedicated professionals who truly love engaging and teaching our students and being a part of their transition into young adulthood. Our approach to curriculum has been recognized by the National Association of Independent Schools for setting a tone for leadership and excellence in teaching and learning – one that encourages ongoing professional development that will move our entire faculty forward, yet is still consistent with our School’s vision and core values. Among our highest priorities is offering faculty opportunities for professional development whereby they can gain a greater knowledge of their area of expertise and keep abreast of significant developments in education, particularly those involving advances in applied neuroscience and pedagogy as it relates to teaching adolescents.
In 2015-2016, 50 plus faculty members attended 28 workshops, 13 pursued graduate study, and eight faculty members traveled abroad.
- AP Computer Science Workshop
- AP US Government Workshop
- CAIS: Mindfulness Workshop
- Diversity Directions
- iPad Summit San Diego
- Learning and the Brain
- NAIS’s Diversity Leadership Institute
- People of Color Conference
- TABS: Residential Life
- OESIS: Online Education Symposium for Independent Schools
- Tom Daccord and other instructors from EdTech Teacher came to campus for a full day faculty workshop on using the iPad to make thinking visible.
- Rodney Glasgow, Head of Middle School and Chief Diversity Officer at St. Andrew’s Episcopal School held a workshop with faculty on issues related to diversity and inclusion
- Andrew Watson, founder of Translate the Brain, worked with faculty on cognitive research and assessments.
- Inclusion and Community Workshop: Faculty and students engaged in an April workshop developed and facilitated by student leaders.