Affiliate School Columbia
University Teachers College
Buckley Country Day School has been an affiliate school of Columbia University Teachers College Reading and Writing Project since the 2010-2011 school year. “Our teachers and administrators now have access to the unparalleled resources and think-tank provided by one of the world’s most highly-regarded graduate schools of education. Project Director Lucy Calkins is an acclaimed authority and published author in the field of reading and writing instruction,” says Headmaster Dr. Jean-Marc Juhel.
The purpose of the Teachers College Reading and Writing Project, which has been in existence for close to thirty years, is to support literacy instruction in grades K-8 through research and professional development.
As part of the network of Teachers College affiliate schools, Buckley is able to take advantage of the following:
- A Teachers College consultant provides on-site professional development for Buckley teachers.
- Buckley teachers are eligible to attend conference days at Teachers College throughout the year to support their work in reading, writing, content-area literacy, and data-based assessment at specific grade levels. The day-long workshops are staffed by national literacy leaders.
- Workshops are offered for parents that give them the opportunity to listen to experts in literacy education and learn how to support their children's growth in reading and writing.
- Teachers are given access to an interactive website that the Project offers in support of our reading and writing curriculum.
- A Buckley school administrator also has the opportunity to attend workshops on new initiatives and information in the field of literacy education and school leadership, and become part of a study group with other school leaders.