While most people would agree that a solid education in math is important, let's face it folks, we have an image problem. Many of our students enter Math classrooms nervous, trepidatious, and even afraid. The Colleagues in Contact series brings together teachers from across the network of schools to share ideas, resources, curriculum and pedagogy. In this course teachers will work together to share and develop strategies to reduce the stress and fear our students often associate with Math. Areas of focus will include Classroom Design, Instructional Strategies, and Assessment Strategies. Teachers will complete the course having crafted a lesson, tool, or assessment designed to make the math experience a friendlier one for students.

Ignatian Spirituality encourages the use of our imagination to contemplate truth, and to grow in love and devotion to God. In much the same way, we can use our imaginations to deepen our understanding of everyday experiences, and to formulate a response to complex issues. By studying creativity:

  • Participants will thoughtfully consider and share ways of encouraging personal discovery among their students.
  • Using the Ignatian Pedagogical Paradigm as a framework, participants will gain a better understanding of how to use and increase creativity in their teaching and daily lives. 
  • Participants will develop and report on one strategy they intend to utilize to develop the creative skills of their students.

Being called to teach is both an honor and a challenge. It is a profession that demands personal reflection balanced against a constant quest to develop best practices.  Facilitated by the Director of Faculty Formation at St. Peter’s Prep – and designed to center the needs of both teachers and students – this course takes participants on a six-week professional journey to learn how to set personal teaching goals that are authentically SMART: Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Relevant and Timely.

What the flip?! Flipping your classroom seems to be all the rage in education today. But

what does it actually mean? How do you do it? Where do you start? And does it actually work?

This 4 week course will help you better understand what a flipped lesson/classroom is and how it

works along with providing you the knowledge and tools necessary to begin doing it yourself. In

this course we will spend time learning about the dos and don’ts of flipped lessons and have the

opportunity to look at real-world examples of flipped lessons in various content areas. By the end

of the 4 weeks you will have created at least one ready-to-use flipped lesson of your own.