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CASTL’s Deal Visits Baltimore City Schools to Provide Kick Off Workshop


Sharon Deal, a Research Scientist at the Center for Advanced Study of Teaching and Learning (CASTL), is leading a workshop during Baltimore City Schools (BCS) Mentor Academy week in Baltimore, MD on August 8th and 9th, 2013.

Deal, along with Hafen (CASTL Research Scientist and project lead) and Wasserman (CASTL Research Scientist) are presenting members of the MyTeachingPartner (MTP) Secondary project. The MTP-S Project has a partnership called Project CYCLE with BCS. Project CYCLE focuses on the engagement of teachers and mentors in the cycle of development through the use of innovative technology and research-based mentoring/coaching methods.

The goal of this workshop is to kickoff a new year of this project with 16 schools, 16 mentors, and up to 60 teachers in kindergarten through 8th grade classrooms. Deal will be introducing MTP and explaining the basics of how mentors use prompts, protocols, and action plans to provide meaningful feedback to teachers. Participants in the workshop will have a deeper understanding of the MTP process through discussion and video examples.

Deal has been supporting teachers through multiple projects at CASTL for 6 years, and has been a coach using video recordings.