Teachers strengthen their skills with summer learning (video)

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For four weeks this summer at A. Maceo Smith New Tech High School and Yvonne A. Ewell Townview Center, nearly 10,000 Dallas ISD teachers took part in personalized professional learning and development.

According to Executive Director of Professional Development Angie Gaylord, teachers selected from an innovative menu of educational sessions, giving them the ability to select topics that not only interest them but also reflect the feedback received in their TEI evaluation.

“We want them to be motivated and excited so they can go back and do great things with their kids on campus,” Gaylord said.

The teachers responded positively to the experience and took away tools to implement in their classrooms.

“You have to constantly learn,” said Jamie Walker, a teacher at Hector P. Garcia Middle School. “You have to always be ready for whatever comes your way and we have to be prepared for whatever students we get.”

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