By Wendy Parker
This article originally appeared in the East Cobb News.
High Meadows School is pleased to announce two of its faculty, Andy Stephens and Melissa Casorio, have been accepted to attend the National Institute of the Progressive Education Network’s (NIPEN) six-day workshop series. The workshop will be presented in two parts: three days at Wildwood School in Los Angeles in January, and three days at Francis W. Parker School in Chicago in April.
The break between sessions allows participants to apply their learning and action plans with the support of their three-person small group, then return to their workshop for follow-up and evaluation. The program will explore the historical context, ideals, and pedagogy of the Progressive Education movement, which aligns with High Meadows’ objective of inspiring both teachers and students to be globally aware, lifelong learners.
“We are so proud to invest in our teachers, who in turn guide our students, with high-caliber continuing education programs such as NIPEN,” says Jay Underwood, head of school for High Meadows. “Andy and Melissa are highly dedicated teachers who will experience new ways of teaching and responding to the developmental needs of our students. As a beacon for progressive education in this country, High Meadows is dedicated to these educational principles.”
NIPEN provides teachers an opportunity to learn from other educators and experts in the field. The workshop series is limited to a maximum of 24 participants in order to keep the experience focused and personal. NIPEN was held at High Meadows School in 2017.
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