Programs for TCs

Programs for BAWP Teacher Consultants

Unique programs designed to continue developing our BAWP Teacher Consultants.

Invest in your own PD 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!

Genre in History Inquiry Group

Embarking on its third year of collaboration between BAWP and the UC Berkeley History Social Science Project, this group will continue to explore this question: How can we  expand opportunities for students to both work with and then demonstrate historical understanding in alternative genres?

Participants explore genre through workshop content, develop and revise units of study, share dilemmas, try new content and writing tasks out in their classrooms, and share with the group what emerges. While this group is geared towards history educators, any teacher who is interested should contact the coordinator. 

All dates meet 9:30 am - 11:30 am PST 

January 7, 2023

February 11, 2023

March 11, 2023

April 15, 2023

Contact: Jeannie Kohl -

Professional Collaborators Network (PCN)

Each month, teacher consultants meet to delve deeply into practice by sharing workshop drafts and posing instructional questions.  These sessions are where TCs present and get coaching and feedback on a workshop. Participating TCs think about and consider their own practice as they learn from their colleagues’ workshops, and collectively participants contribute to the ever evolving criteria for excellent BAWP presentations.

Dates: Saturdays 9:30 - 11:00 am PST

November 19, 2022

January 21, 2023

February 2023 TBD 

March 18, 2023

April / May 29, 2023

June celebration TBD

Contact: Jeannie Kohl -; Grace Morizawa -

Gathering to Write

Drop in, write to some prompts, share your writing, and be in community!

Dates: Thursdays at 4:30pm

Contact: Sharon Pollack -; Katherine Suyeyasu -

Ethnic Studies Collaborative

This group of Ethnic Studies teachers is developing curriculum, sharing practices, and creating PD series offerings. We will be reconvening the community of practice in early winter.

Contact: Hillary Walker -

Book Study Groups

BAWP will provide you a copy of the book, and a small stipend for participating in four book study sessions during the spring!  

Book selections: 

  • Sparks Into Fire: Revitalizing Teacher Practice Through Collective Learning  - Young Whan Choi
  • We Want to Do More Than Survive: Abolitionist Teaching and the Pursuit of Educational Freedom - Bettina L. Love