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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All aspects of this session directly addressed everything that has been swimming in my head -- especially how to keep kids engaged throughout a session and how to utilize tools to maximize thinking!

- Kate Ring, Principal, Lead Public Schools

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

The workshop made me assess and reflect on my teaching to find new ways to enhance the engagement opportunities for my students.

- Christina Kavaja, Woodbridge High School

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.