Springfield (MA) Public Schools

Remote Workshops For Teachers And Curriculum Planners

When schools switched to remote learning in the spring of 2020, 4QM Teaching switched along with them. We did two remote workshops for teachers in the Springfield Public Schools, an urban district serving a high-needs population in central Massachusetts. We used Zoom to introduce teachers to the Four Question Method and to do a workshop on teaching and assessing Question One. The feedback was extremely positive, and District Director of Humanities Tom Rachele had this to say about our work: “These were  the most effective online PD sessions we’ve seen. Jon and Gary had all participants actively engaged throughout our time together; they used zoom smoothly and effectively, and teachers got a lot out of each session. This was compelling and meaningful professional development, online.”

Springfield (MA) Public Schools

"The break-out rooms and polling were cool, and everything went smoothly, including break-out sessions and transitioning back together. Nothing felt forced or tacked on." -Anonymous Teacher Feedback

This was pretty @#%-ing awesome.

2017 Workshop Participant

Fantastic inquiry method, engaging program.

2017 Workshop Participant