What started off as one teacher and a community donation has now turned into ten educators and a group of community donors supporting the professional learning of Troup County School System (TCSS) teachers through the Harvard Project Zero Classroom (PZC). For the fourth year in a row, local educators will descend upon the storied university and join about 400 other PZC learners from around the world.
Lisa Skinner, LaGrange High mathematics teacher, attended the sessions last year. She said, “I was able to immediately use some of the principles learned at Harvard. It changed the way I teach. For example, it was important my students work in a team environment so I removed all the desks and we use tables where they can work closely together. In addition, it takes me out of the center of learning to help them think and derive an answer on their own or with their table mates.”