The GW School of Business strengthened its partnership with Teach for America (TFA), as teachers from across the District convened Jan. 22 for a TFA professional development event. These events, dubbed “professional development Saturdays,” are opportunities for TFA corps members to develop content for their grade and subject, and receive targeted support on topics ranging from specific teaching strategies to creating a welcoming classroom environment.
“The management and leadership skills fostered in George Washington University’s School of Business are directly applicable to the day-to-day experiences of teachers across the region,” TFA said of this event.
The partnership between GWSB and TFA was forged in December 2010 with the establishment of the Teach for America Fellowship. The fellowship awards partial to full tuition coverage to a full-time Global MBA student who has competed his or her two-year TFA commitment. Shelly Heinrich, assistant director of MBA admissions, provided an overview of the GWSB MBA programs at the Jan. 22 event.
Jaclyn Jensen of the GW Office of Graduate Programs and GWSB assistant professor of management, also spoke at the professional development event. Her presentation focused on key elements of the performance management process, as well as the importance of giving regular feedback and setting performance goals.
“Taking organizational best practices and translating them for use in the classroom is a great way for GWSB to partner with Teach for America,” Jensen said. “This collaboration is consistent with the school’s mission of social responsibility, and it gives teachers the tools to be leaders in their profession.”
Posted by gwsb on January 25, 2011 | Filed under: GWSB News.