Our faculty are committed to lifelong learning and continuous personal and professional development.
St. Peter’s School encourages the faculty to take advantage of opportunities for such development, and provides the financing and support needed to participate in workshops, seminars, conferences, advanced coursework, and inter-school visits, as all are valuable avenues for growth and challenge. Recognizing that these opportunities may require teachers to miss instructional days, the School takes pride in selecting and hiring highly qualified substitute teachers.
The following list showcases a sampling of professional development opportunities seized by faculty in the past few years
- Using Reseach to Accelerate Decoding and Letter Instruction hosted by the International Literary Association
- The Meaning of Independence hosted by the American Philosophical Society
- Technology and Innovation Conference hosted by the Association of Delaware Valley Independent Schools (ADVIS)
- What Girls Need: How to Raise Bold, Courageous, and Resilient Women hosted by the Pennsylvania Association of Independent Schools (PAIS)
- ThinkFest hosted by LeBow College of Business, Drexel University: a one-day event about the future of Philadelphia where our city’s biggest thinkers share their boldest ideas and most inspiring stories.
- Parents and Caregivers as Partners: Creating Effective Communication Between Home and School hosted by the National Liberty Museum
- One Day University: Men, Women, and Politics (A World of Difference) led by Jennifer Lawless of American University
- One Day University: The Four Most Powerful People in the World led by William Burke-White of the University of Pennsylvania
- Civil War and the Reconstruction, course led by Eric Foner of Columbia University
- Anxiety in School-Aged Children, seminar led by Katherine Dahlsgaard of the University of Pennsylvania
- China and the Modern World presented by Harvard University and hosted by edX.org
- Intro to Computer Science presented by MIT and hosted by edX.org
- Singapore Math Strategies: Model Drawing for Grades 1 – 6 presented by ed2go.com
- Tri-State Teacher Convening: Connect, Collaborate, and Continue hosted by the National Museum of American Jewish History
- More Than Meets the Eye: Understanding ADHD and Executive Functioning Skills hosted by the National Liberty Museum
- Facing History and Ourselves: The Holocaust and Human Behavior