To support ARISE’s mission to empower ourselves with the skills, knowledge, and agency to become highly educated, humanizing, critically conscious, intellectual, and reflective leaders in our community we have 4 key mediators: Coaching, Teacher Leadership, Critical Inquiry Groups (CIG), and Professional Development.
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Leaders Circle: The vision for the Leaders Circle is to mobilize the development of students, department leads, and supporting roles (administrators, parent organizer, school counselor) to plan and develop school wide PD, strategic planning, and school-wide initiatives.
Critical Inquiry Groups: ARISE High School’s teacher leaders co-create a Professional Development (PD) system that is fully centered on the teacher. As teacher leaders, they are developing and leading a process of professional learning communities that we call Critical Inquiry Groups (CIG).
In CIG, teachers form small groups that work together over two half-year cycles in a collaborative process that focuses on building the strategies and tools of quality teaching as group. This is a process of identifying challenges, collecting evidence, researching strategies, testing solutions, and providing group feedback.
Professional Development at ARISE: We are always being, but also in process of becoming. ARISE believes that what lies at the heart of student achievement are teachers who are highly skilled at their craft. As such, Professional Development holds great value and importance at ARISE. While the Roots of the ARISE Educator is the framework by which teacher development centers around, there are 5 central structures by which ARISE mediates that development:
This page includes the resources for ARISE teachers that act as anchors to our pedagogy and educational philosophy.