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Professional Development

Professional Development programs for educators have long been the cornerstone of PIER’s outreach effort. Programs range from two hours long to a whole weekend to two- to six-week field studies abroad programs. They are designed for teachers and educators to engage in dialogue about a specific subject area or a theme, to encourage discussion of effective teaching strategies, and integration of new content into the curriculum. They include:

Yale’s Office of New Haven and State Affairs (ONHSA) and PIER work together to ensure that all PIER-run professional development workshops for educators are free of charge for employed New Haven Public School teachers (with the exception of a small administrative fee for processing CEUs and the non-refundable application fee for summer institutes).