Professional learning is an ongoing process at Conservatory Lab. As a school we recognize that teacher quality is the number one impact on student achievement and are therefore committed to supporting the learning of our staff throughout the school year. We look to the research which has found that,
At Conservatory Lab all teachers participate in weekly, Wednesday afternoon professional learning opportunities. This time is spent focusing on improving the quality of literacy instruction, creating positive classroom communities, integrating technology into instruction, and how to provide engaging meaningful and accessible instruction to all students. The work of the Wednesday afternoon sessions is supported during teacher collaborative planning times. In addition, over the summer teachers commit to two weeks of professional learning before the school year begins.