School visits

Teacher Haslee Cameron models a kindergarten session as a colleague takes notes.Jonathan FickiesTeacher Haslee Cameron models a kindergarten session as a colleague takes notes.
Teacher Gillian Shotwell helped develop the idea of combining professional develJonathan FickiesTeacher Gillian Shotwell helped develop the idea of combining professional development and afterschool intervention for students struggling academically.
PS 249 Chapter Leader Lara Terry explains to UFT President Michael Mulgrew how tJonathan FickiesPS 249 Chapter Leader Lara Terry explains to UFT President Michael Mulgrew how the program takes advantage of the expertise in the building to help teachers hone their craft.
Paraprofessional Antoine Bogard helps students improve word recognition and writJonathan FickiesParaprofessional Antoine Bogard helps students improve word recognition and writing skills in the afterschool session.
Art teacher Yaffa Rasowsky works with students on printmaking afterschool, whileJonathan FickiesArt teacher Yaffa Rasowsky works with students on printmaking afterschool, while Mulgrew looks on.
Science teacher Loretta McFadden leads an afterschool science lab that emphasizeJonathan FickiesScience teacher Loretta McFadden leads an afterschool science lab that emphasizes tactile learning of scientific concepts.
First-grade teachers — both new and experienced — talk about teaching strategiesJonathan FickiesFirst-grade teachers — both new and experienced — talk about teaching strategies.
Mulgrew with PS 249 Principal Elisa Brown. “Teachers had the vision,” she said, Jonathan FickiesMulgrew with PS 249 Principal Elisa Brown. “Teachers had the vision,” she said, about the school’s innovation in professional development.

UFT President Michael Mulgrew visited PS 249 in Flatbush, Brooklyn, a PROSE school that combines professional development and afterschool programs for children.

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