Life-Long Learning on Display
Updated: Oct 21
As you know well, whether it's at home or work, we have to learn new things in a rapidly changing world. It's for that reason Bergman desires all students in our classrooms to become life-long learners, intellectually curious, and ready for the future.
One of the best ways to learn a skill is to see it demonstrated. For that reason, just like we want our students to be life-long learners, our teachers set the example!
Every single year, teachers at Bergman attend numerous professional development courses, webinars, and seminars - all with the goal to become better educators and, in turn, to better support your children's growth.
Mrs. Konrad (5th grade) studied at Columbia University's Teachers College the past two summers. In her words, the "continued coursework has allowed me to stay abreast of current best practice ...being a life-long learner inspires me and helps me to better understand the perspectives of and set an example for the students in my classroom."
The courses Mrs. Konrad engaged with transformed her classroom libraries and curriculum, better preparing her own students for a lifetime of loving reading and writing.
Master's Degrees, ISACS conferences, NAIS webinars, guest speakers, and more are all ways teachers have opportunities to learn and grow throughout a school year at Bergman - setting an example for the students in their classroom.
Mrs. Netherton (1st grade) attended an Orton Gillingham course alongside Mrs. Hart (2nd Grade). It was through this training that she received "a variety of tools and resources to use in teacher reading to all my students." Plus, the network developed through the course allowed for collaboration with peers outside of Bergman's walls.
Your generosity through a gift to the Annual Fund has a profound and direct impact in providing these professional development opportunities for teachers at Bergman Academy.
The experiences mentioned above and so many more are only possible through Annual Fund support. Thank you for investing in our school, our teachers, and our students!