Cambridge School Volunteers provides both required training and optional training workshops for volunteers. For information about required training, visit our “How to Get Started” page. Below you will find information about future and past optional workshops for volunteer professional development.
Creating and Maintaining Productive Tutoring Relationships
On February 27, 2020, Social Emotional Lead Teacher for the Cambridge Public Schools Alice Cohen thoughtfully highlighted for volunteers some key ideas about adolescent development and the social/ emotional needs of students. She shared the handouts linked below, which got participants thinking about reframing student behavior and becoming more trauma sensitive. She also shared this video clip that articulates the difference between sympathy and empathy: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1Evwgu369Jw.
Illustrative Math for Upper School Tutors
On October 28, 2019, we gathered upper school tutors to learn about the Illustrative Math curriculum used in Grades 6, 7, and 8 in the Cambridge Public Schools. Here are several resources from this training workshop: