We believe that ongoing professional development can enrich teachers’ expertise and experiences. We aim to bring teachers, instructional coaches, and school- and district-based leaders together in collaborative settings to continue to expand and refine the art of teaching.
Professional development at the Anchin Center is aligned with research-based best practices, as well as K-12 state standards in the content areas. Professional learning hours are offered to participants as they work towards the completion of state recertification requirements.
Professional development is offered in the following strands:
Additionally, we also offer professional development activities in the following areas:
- Anchin Community Talks
- Education for Justice Conference
- Advanced Placement (AP) Summer Institute
- Tampa Bay Area Writing Project
- Clinical Educator Training
Some examples of past offerings in the Literacy Professional Development strand:
- Reading K-12 Exam Preparation
- Understanding the Science of Reading
- Tampa Bay Literacy Leadership Collaborative
- #DisruptTexts Speaker Series
Some examples of past offerings in the STEM strand:
- Making Math and Science Real: A look at how COVID impacts middle school science instruction
- Justice, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion in Mathematics
Some examples of past offerings in the Effective Online Teaching Series strand:
- Introduction to Effective Online Teaching
- Building Relationships in Online Courses
- Advanced Strategies in Effective Online Teaching
- Microsoft Innovative Educator Series (Beginner & Advanced)
Some examples of past offerings in the Equity strand:
- Introduction to Textured Teaching
We also host events through our Anchin Community Talks (ACT) initiative, which serves as the community engagement and outreach pillar of the center’s ongoing efforts to advance the teaching profession. Anchin Community Talks serve as a public visibility and thought leadership opportunity for the Anchin Center in its efforts to position itself as a go-to resource for individuals who aim to advance the teaching profession and solve the profession’s most pressing challenges.
Some examples of past offerings in the Anchin Community Talks strand:
The Anchin Center hosts its Education for Justice Conference each year. The conference brings together practicing PreK-12 teachers, administrators, and higher education faculty for a weekend filled with rich opportunities to learn, connect with one another, collaborate, and recommit ourselves to ensuring all students enjoy healthy, engaging, and cognitively enriching educational experiences grounded in justice.
The conference features both keynote speakers and breakout sessions led by educators in a variety of contexts. We believe in the generative power of bringing educators, researchers, and community members together in service of students and education for justice. This conference allows us to do just that.
Some examples of past offerings in the Education for Justice Conference strand:
- 2020: Reimagining Education: Opportunities for Equity, Achievement, and Justice
- 2021: Education for Justice
In partnership with College Board, the Anchin Center is the proud host of the world’s largest Advanced Placement (AP) Summer Institute. The AP Summer Institute offers more than 30 different course subject areas and welcomes over 1,000 attendees each year to USF’s Tampa campus. AP Summer Institutes offer teachers of Advanced Placement courses an opportunity to expand their knowledge of AP course content, structure, and pedagogy.
Events hosted as part of USF's Advanced Placement Summer Institute include:
Pre-Advanced Placement Summer Institute (launching in Summer 2022)
The Tampa Bay Area Writing Project (TBAWP) is an affiliate of the National Writing Project and a partner with the University of South Florida. Consisting of highly skilled Teacher Consultants who are expert classroom educators from all grade levels and disciplines, TBAWP is committed to improving writing and learning across the Tampa Bay area.
The Clinical Educator Training (CET) course is designed to provide both school-based and university-based teacher educators with skills needed to instruct and supervise teacher candidates completing initial teacher preparation programs. The course meets FDOE state mandates for CET and addresses the following required skills:
- Applying the research around mindset to work with developing educators
- Conducting content planning conferences
- Being expert observers and diagnosticians of teaching and learning
- Providing evidence-based, non-evaluative feedback
In addition, the CET course at USF addresses the collaborative triad of support between university, school site, and the candidate, and it provides guidance to address mentee struggles and challenges as well. The course is asynchronous, work at your own pace, and consists of 5 engaging modules. The certificate of completion credentials teachers to host USF candidates and final interns in their classrooms.
Please visit our events page to view and register for upcoming Anchin events!