Urban Teaching and Leadership Forum

"Supporting the Growth of Urban Educators:
The Professional Development of RCSD Teachers and Administrators"
Rebecca Boyle, Director of Professional Development
Maria Cianca, Chief of School Development and Academics
Marie Constanza, Coordinator of Mentor-Intern Program
Susan Goodwin, Director of Rochester Teacher Center
April 5, 2006 from 6:00 to 7:30 p.m.
The Gowen Room - Wilson Commons

All UTL Forums are open to the public and free of charge, but registration is required. Please call (585) 275-9929 to confirm your attendance and for further information.

The Urban Teaching and Leadership Program (UTL) is a comprehensive approach to recruiting, preparing, and providing professional development for teachers and administrators in the RCSD through programs offered at the Warner School.

UTL prepares educators to work in high needs urban schools and classrooms, and to build on research, innovative practice, and the expertise of mentors to help all students reach their fullest potential. The importance of collaboration between these constituents is emphasized in the work of the program, as is the need for educators to engage in social action for the improvement of public education.

The purpose of the UTL Forums is to provide a space to engage in a dialogue with students, district personnel, unions, teachers, administrators, community stakeholders and university faculty about education in the RCSD. They are also intended to encourage urban educators to think broadly about their roles and the goals that they should be striving to realize as educational leaders able to foster and respond to change while remaining focused on the promotion of student growth and learning.

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