At Brookside, we design tailored professional development based on the interests and needs of the teachers, centering on equity, inclusion and intentional uses of technology for teaching and learning. This professional development occurs every month after school. We provide support in design and implementation of a Math Intervention Studio, which operates onsite and supports students in grades 3-6 during three class sessions per week.
The focus in the math studio is the culturally relevant teaching of mathematics centering on thinking about, visualization of and writing mathematical word problems as well as math fundamentals. An after-school STEM studio provides a group of students with hands-on STEM learning one time a week with a culminating photography exhibit.