Professional Education

Professional education participant working with teacher.

We offer highly interactive virtual professional development opportunities to educators beyond our traditional programs.

About Professional Education

The Professional Education team works to share Relay’s accumulated knowledge and best practices in teacher development to a broader audience across the education and non-profit landscape. Our work focuses on serving teachers, schools and aligned organizations in order to support skill building for teachers across a range of content needs and experience levels.

Current Professional Development Opportunities

Teaching and Learning Online:  Relay Professional Education has created a set of two-hour interactive trainings designed to provide teachers and school leaders with the tools and resources needed to lead effective and engaging online learning experiences. Using Zoom, Nearpod and Google Suite, we model virtual best practices, share helpful tips, and provide opportunities to practice and discuss online teaching solutions.

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Accelerating Student Success:  Relay Professional Education has developed a series of virtual workshops to support educators in addressing learning interrupted by the pandemic. In this series, educators will learn to create inclusive and supportive learning environments through culturally responsive practices, accelerate learning by maintaining grade-level rigor, and drive responsive instruction through intentional student work analysis.

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Math Tutoring with Zearn: Relay Professional Education is a Zearn Certified partner and is offering a three-part training series for tutors using Zearn Math. The series focuses on best practices for high-impact tutoring, covering the importance of building relationships, nurturing self-directed learning habits, and cultivating a growth mindset in students. Tutors leave the training with a copy of the Zearn Tutoring Playbook, a guidebook designed to support them in launching tutoring intentionally to maximize impact.

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Hollyhock Humanities Fellowship: The Hollyhock Humanities Fellowship is a transformative, year-long professional learning experience for NY metro-area high school humanities teachers who want to keep learning and build excellence for their students.The Fellowship welcomes high school humanities teachers from across the New York metro area who are interested in nourishing their intellectual souls by developing their humanities content, and pedagogy knowledge through equity-focused learning communities, exploring New York cultural institutions, and partnering with experts in the field. 

The program includes a two-week Summer Seminar, special trips to cultural institutions, four Saturday workshops across the year, and year-long coaching and support with a $2,000 stipend for all fellows!

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Meet Our Team

Get acquainted with the leaders behind Professional Education at Relay.

Zach Blattner
Senior Director of Professional Education, Teacher Programs
Chanel Ward Biddle
Senior Director of Professional Education, Teacher Programs
Dr. Sarah Marder-Eppstein
Managing Director of Professional Education, Teacher Programs
James Verrilli
Executive Director for the Relay GSE Hollyhock Humanities Fellowship

How to Partner?

For schools, districts, or networks interested in Relay directly providing training to your teaching staff, please reach out!

Ready to register?

Register for one of our upcoming workshops today.