Professional Development

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.

At Conservatory Lab all teachers participate in weekly 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 these 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.

It’s Raining Coffee in Grade 4!

Posted on Oct 23rd, 2010 - By clcs - 0 Comments

In their Learning Through Music Expedition, Here We Come, 4th graders are exploring the immigrant experience. The vibrant sounds of salsa, merengue,…

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Shake, Rattle, and Estimate!

Posted on Oct 25th, 2010 - By clcs - 0 Comments

Second graders are becoming masters of place values and estimation through a mathematical and musical investigation of maracas.  Over the course of…

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Fall Quarterly Newsletter

Posted on Dec 1st, 2010 - By clcs - 0 Comments

Dear Friends of Conservatory Lab,El Sistema has arrived, bringing with it an affluence of spirit.  Walk through the halls of Conservatory Lab and…

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Learning Through Music

Posted on Dec 9th, 2010 - By clcs - 0 Comments

Love That Clean Water!On Thursday, October 14, two scientists from the Charles River Watershed Association visited the 3rd grade classroom to tell…

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The Conservatory Lab in the Boston Globe!

Posted on Dec 20th, 2010 - By clcs - 0 Comments

On Sunday, December 19th, there was a wonderful story on the Conservatory Lab and El Sistema called “Crescendo in Brighton” in the Boston…

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Tavis Smiley visits the Conservatory Lab

Posted on Jan 5th, 2011 - By clcs - 0 Comments

For his fourth primetime special, Tavis spent time at Boston’s New England Conservatory and the Conservatory Lab Charter school, and he hung…

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Family Notes

Posted on Jan 7th, 2011 - By clcs - 0 Comments

Our weekly email “Family Notes” Have been archived online. Feel free to visit them here: Happy New Year 1/7/11 Looking…

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Conservtory Lab in the Christian Science Monitor

Posted on Jan 14th, 2011 - By clcs - 0 Comments

Please check out the recent article in the Christian Science Monitor entitled “El Sistema taps the power of classical music to help US children…

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Martin Luther King: The Rest of the Story by Diana Lam

Posted on Jan 14th, 2011 - By clcs - 0 Comments

This Saturday, we honor an American Baptist minister, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. We know him as a civil rights leader who was not only a keeper of…

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Posted on Jan 26th, 2011 - By clcs - 0 Comments

Fall In 1st GradeA slideshow of families and work in the first grade at the Conservatory Lab Charter…

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