Students will be surprised to learn that teachers learn while at Forman too. Teaching is a skill that one refines over time and there is always something to learn, always a new approach to study to see if it will work as well in the classroom. Forman is continuously offering programs, seminars, and speakers to support the faculty in their efforts to be the best they can be.
A regular visitor to Forman is Dr. Vicky Zygouris-Coe. Dr. Zygouris-Coe is a Professor of Education, College of Education & Human Performance at the University of Central Florida in Orlando. "Dr. Zygouris-Coe observes a variety of classes in several different subject areas," says Jamie Dwan, Director of Studies. "She provides insight and guidance in a variety of ways to support teachers in helping their students learn using disciplinary literacy and improved ways to incorporate technology in the classroom."
Disciplinary literacy helps teachers develop and improve specific skills for teaching in their areas that align with the way students learn best in each area.
Dr. Zygouris-Coe returned to Forman on Friday, October 5 to audit some classes and provide a review in a meeting after school. "Forman is fortunate to have a relationship with Dr. Zygouris-Coe," says Stephanie Ramos, Director, Cognition and Learning Department. "She brings the most recent advances in disciplinary literacy and numeracy into the Forman classrooms. Our students and teachers benefit from this enlightened and integrated hands-on approach to reading, writing, and math."