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Faculty Development & Curricular Innovation

Annual philanthropic contributions to Shipley provide much-needed funds in support of curricular innovation and professional development for teachers. This work exemplifies our commitment to educational excellence, is critical to developing a robust and evolving academic program, and gives teachers the opportunity to become reflective practitioners.

List of 3 news stories.

  • Adopting a Daily Harkness Practice in Upper School History

    Upper School history teachers Zackaria Gaines and Chris Simpson traveled to attended the Exeter Humanities Institute. The five-day workshop bought together teachers from across the country to support their growth in the discussion-based pedagogy known as Harkness teaching. We asked Mr. Gaines about what impact the Institute has had on his teaching and students.
  • Introducing Interactive Notebooks in Middle School Math

    Middle School Math Teachers Sarah Stehman and Lauren Luchetti attended the Beyond the Math Curriculum conference. One of the tools that the math teachers learned about and brought back to Shipley was the interactive math notebook. We asked Mrs. Stehman about the conference and how interactive notebooks have made an impact in her classes.
  • Supporting Curricular Innovation in Lower School Social Studies

    In the summer of 2022, fourth grade teachers Nikki Wiseman and Christian Wareikis received professional development funding from Shipley (along with teachers in first and fifth grades) to evaluate and re-design their social studies curriculum. We asked Mrs. Wiseman about the work and the impact it has had in her class.
The Shipley School is a private, coeducational day school for pre-kindergarten through 12th grade students, located in Bryn Mawr, PA. Through our commitment to educational excellence, we develop within each student a love of learning and a desire for compassionate participation in the world.