Programs for BAWP Teacher Consultants
Unique programs designed to continue developing our BAWP Teacher Consultants.
Join an Inquiry Group this year
These are opportunities to connect with other teachers who are interested in sharing and exploring topics relevant to our work. Join one (or two!) today!
I love participating in BAWP's PCN, which is unlike any other PD I've experienced in my career as a teacher. Every TC has great insight and effective teaching practices to share with the group, whether they are the presenter or a participant. I can thank the PCN for providing a collaborative community for my professional growth; since participating in the PCN, I've gained the confidence and skills to present parts of my practice with my school community, the BAWP community, and beyond.BAWP TC
Professional Collaborators Network (PCN)
A place to improve your practice while you connect intellectually with your professional peers.
The PCN is a continuation of the professional support provided during the ISI. Participants volunteer to present a demo with an inquiry question about their practice so peers can respond to and support their work. TCs might revise the demo they presented in the ISI, try out a new presentation, or refine a workshop they’ve already developed and possibly delivered. Demos might be in preparation for an upcoming PD series, a weekend workshop, the annual BAWP Forum, or a state or national conference. Sometimes TCs facilitate a discussion around a compelling article or provocative instructional question. With current shifts to remote learning, TCs are especially hungry for input on their virtual teaching deliveries which might become timely workshops for wider audiences of educators.
Sometimes a teacher wants to talk about not only the challenges but the joys of teaching multilingual learners. I so appreciate how we have themes for each of our get-togethers, discuss current research, and share our practice. I was excited when the book we chose for reading, “Amplifying the Curriculum” came out. It was perfect timing for diving in with our book club approach. I appreciated applying readings to our different work contexts and learning from each other’s experiences.BAWP TC
BAWP EL Inquiry Group
An opportunity to connect with other teachers who are interested in sharing and exploring current effective practices for teaching multilingual learners.
The BAWP EL Group meets monthly to learn about language acquisition, share practices and dilemmas, and refine presentations that support multilingual learners. In 19-20, the study group pivoted with a focus on the unique challenges and joys of writing with Newcomers, and for the 20-21 year, we take on the specific challenges of distance learning and explore adjustments for teaching in virtual contexts.
Consider joining this professional learning community to share your own insights, practices, and questions about language acquisition, learn from others who may have similar teaching experiences and questions, and contribute to BAWP’s capacity to lead the work in addressing English learner challenges toward acquiring social and academic literacy.
Race and History Inquiry Group
This group will meet 6 times during the school year. The focus is a thematic exploration of race in American history.
- Voting: Past, Present, and Future
- History of Social Protest
- History of Policing/Mass Incarceration
- Race and Public Education: Segregation, Integration, Gentrification
- Reconciliation, Reparations, and Rethinking the Narratives
This group is open to BAWP TCs and the larger Bay Area teacher community.
Fourth Tuesday of the month, from 3:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Coaching for Equity Inquiry Group
This group will meet 8 times during the school year. The focus is on strengthening coaching for equity. The group will use consultancies, writing and discussion to work through coaching dilemmas. In particular, this year’s work will explore what that looks like in virtual classrooms.
This inquiry group is open to BAWP TCs, as well as Bay Area teachers, administrators, coaches and department leads.
Third Wednesday of the month, from 4:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Email Yumi for more information.