The Beauvoir Center for Teaching and Learning

Voices for Learning

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Voices for Learning: The Beauvoir Center for Teaching and Learning provides effective, evidence-based, professional development for educators. Classes range in duration from one-day workshops to week-long institutes. Though many of the offerings are designed to build the capacity of the educators of young children, the Center routinely offers classes attended by educators of older students as well. Founded in 2002 and located on the grounds of the National Cathedral, the Center has offered more than 200 workshops and courses to more than 4,000 educators. Course facilitators include leading practitioners in their respective fields, including Beauvoir faculty and administrators. Course participants have the option to obtain continuing education units (CEU’s) through our partnership with Old Dominion University.
Recent offerings include:
  • Developing an understanding of early number sense and operation in the primary grades
  • Exploring common pitfalls and solutions for struggling and beginning writers
  • Comprehensive Orton-Gillingham Training
  • Using the Project Approach to design curriculum for young investigators
  • Diving into diversity K-5 with a developmental lens
  • Creating an effective literacy program based on Guided Reading
  • Learning how to manage stress in the classroom through mindfulness and social-emotional activities
  • Examining the issue of student and teacher resiliency and practicing techniques to promote balance and resiliency