We asked Lynne West to spend a couple of days with our department, showing us some web-based tools we could use in our classes and hopefully opening our minds to using the excellent resources out there more effectively. She was so-well prepared and flexible, showing great sensitivity to our unique needs and interests. Rather than follow an agenda of her own, she got us to a much better place in just a couple of days! All of us are using at least one tool she shared with us regularly now.
Opportunities for immediate, impactful growth through professional development do not occur too often, especially the longer one teaches. Thankfully, I had the great fortune of working with Lynne West this past academic year. Lynne worked first with our department to develop curriculum using backward planning, asking each member of our department to design an assessment and unit that we would implement in the near future. Lynne returned a few months later to meet with us and discuss how the implementation had gone.The American School London