Professional Development

Never satisfied with “good enough,” our teachers regularly engage in professional learning opportunities to enhance their instruction and hone their craft.  Mercy teachers regularly attend professional development workshops on OLOM’s campus to learn strategies and tools for maximizing learning in the classroom.  Some workshops are led by experts from outside the OLOM community; some workshops are led by the expert teachers who grace the OLOM faculty.  Through the generosity and support from our parents and parishioners, teachers are able to attend annual conferences and training sessions on best practices in education relating to teaching methods, classroom management strategies, assessment forms and techniques, and social and emotional development.

Professional Development Participation
ASCD Conference on Teaching Excellence
American School Counselor Association Annual Conference
National Conference for School Discipline
Partners in Mission, School Advancement Conference
ACE Principals Academy
Kagan Training through CSO
Kagan Summer Institute
National Conference for Teaching Mathematics
Math Conference / New Orleans, Louisiana
Differentiated Instruction
National Conference for Teaching Science
Orton-Gillingham, Institute of Multi-Sensory Education
Master’s Degree coursework
International Society for Technology in Education Conference
SDE PK/K Conference
SDE Singapore Math Conference
Carnegie Learning Online Math Software
International Dyslexia Conference
LindaMood-Bell “Visualizing and Verbalizing”
Promethean Board Training
NCEA in Houston, TX
Handwriting Without Tears
Cooper Institute Kinetics Workshop
“A Busy Teacher’s Guide to Technology Tools and Activities for Little Folks”
Amazing Centers, Games, and Activities to Encourage Thinking and Innovation in Your Classroom Network Training
Symposium on Internationalization and Education
Rigor and Writing
Curriculum Theory Project Curriculum Camp
Annual Diocesan Educators Gathering
Evangelizing Youth
Theology of the Body for Teens
How to Impact Student Achievement and Make a Difference
Early Childhood Music Workshop