Professional development is important to us. It’s what helps our educators stay on top of our educational game!
A handful of Liberty teachers recently spent a professional development day with Greg Tang, the mathematician and mastermind behind some of the district’s favorite education math games and classroom programs.
Those teachers spread the wealth (of knowledge) during the district’s March 15 Conference Day.
With a background in economics, business, and math education, Tang is intent on developing “a more intuitive approach to math, one that combines problem-solving and arithmetic and integrates math with language and art.” In addition to writing engaging picture books, he also develops teaching guides, workbooks, flash cards, and math games.
At Liberty, we believe that effective professional development is more than simply sharing new ideas; it also includes a commitment to fully integrate those ideas into the classroom and the school culture.
The district builds professional development into its budget because it keeps teachers up-to-date on new research about how children learn, emerging technology tools for the classroom, new curriculum resources and more.