TELS Professional Development Approach

Professional Development Approach

Modeled after programs that have been used successfully in other research, the TELS professional development program uses workshops and personal mentoring to help teachers:

  • Plan a curriculum project
  • Enact the project
  • Reflect on the instruction involved
  • Customize the project in light of these reflections
  • Enact the revised curriculum project

Throughout the TELS program, we have hosted multiple annual workshops and meetings, met with teachers individually to help them launch their projects, provided further technical and classroom support as needed, and conducted interviews about the instruction involved and the teachers' experiences.

TELS teachers have participated in many different ways, including: