Yale National Initiative

to strengthen teaching in public schools

The Most Professional PD You Will Find

The Yale National Initiative offers the opportunity for full-time K-12 teachers from Richmond (and other high needs districts around the country) to participate in seminars to strengthen teachers' content knowledge. Work with Yale professors who bring the expertise of content, while you provide the expertise of pedagogy.


Teachers create curriculum units to engage their students. The program also develops teacher leadership skills and a network of teachers from around the country. The program is collegial and also expands your professional relationships within RPS.


The Yale National Initiative is collaborative, challenging, reinvigorating and transformative.


For more information: Yale Open House - Tuesday, January 12 5-7pm Clark Springs

Contact: vschwarz@richmond.k12.va.us

Visit: www.teachers.yale.edu

2016 Seminar Topics

Energy Sciences

Why Literature Matters

Contemporary American Indian History

“Over the Rainbow”: Fantasy Lands, Dream Worlds, and Magic Kingdoms

The Number Line in the Common Core

Evolving the Classroom (evolutionary biology in a dynamic world)