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Bronxville Educators Present Lesson Study Program At Dallas Conference

Mara Ratesic-Koetke was one of three Bronxville educators who made a presentation at a national conference in Dallas Thursday, Oct. 1. She is the school district's director of curriculum and instruction.
Mara Ratesic-Koetke was one of three Bronxville educators who made a presentation at a national conference in Dallas Thursday, Oct. 1. She is the school district's director of curriculum and instruction. Photo Credit: LinkedIn

BRONXVILLE, N.Y. -- Bronxville educators were teaching other teachers this week.

Appearing at Thursday's EdLeader21 Conference in Dallas, the three school officials touted the “Bronxville Promise,” a program that integrates critical thinking, communication, collaboration and creativity into the educational process.

Mara Ratesic-Koetke, Bronxville’s director of curriculum and instruction; Adrienne Laitman, elementary school assistant principal; and Louise Lebrini, elementary school curriculum leader, joined forces to present the “Benefits of Lesson Study: A Professional Development Model for 21st Century Learning.”

As part of the presentation, the three also Skyped from Dallas into several Bronxville classrooms.

“One of our goals is to consider how we assess the Bronxville Promise, which incorporates critical thinking, leadership, engage citizenship, and innovation, and what instructional strategies are key to developing these skills in our students,” Ratesic-Koetke said.

For more information about the conference, click here .

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