A Laser Focus on Professional Development

The National Association of Independent Schools recently highlighted Peck’s Deep Dive process by adding an “Online Exclusive” to their Fall edition of Independent School magazine. The story chronicles the chair of The Peck School’s Art Department, Mark Mortensen as he takes a Deep Dive into incorporating the Epilog Mini 18 Laser Engraving System into his woodworking program, and the resulting ripples this professional development had to students and teachers at Peck.

Read about Mark’s exciting Deep Dive Journey here.

In addition to the annual observation and reflection on their teaching methods, faculty members at Peck with more than three years of experience are expected to take on what Chris Weaver, director of curriculum and faculty development, calls a “Deep Dive” every four years. The Deep Dive year gives teachers an opportunity to participate in a meaningful, reflective activity or project that will benefit them personally, as well as their students and the school. The Deep Dive is meant to have a lasting and direct impact on the teaching craft and curriculum.

Stay tuned in the weeks ahead to our guidedbyvalues.org school blog for continuing chronicles of faculty Deep Dives…