Leading Instructional Rounds with Purpose and Precision

Oct 29, 2024 9:30AM—Apr 15, 2025 3:00PM


Archer School for Girls, Nueva School, Virtual

Cost Early Bird Pricing for Members (Available until Oct 6) $1,970 members; $1,660 group-rate 3+; $3,105 non-members

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Leading Instructional Rounds with Purpose and Precision

SESSION 1: October 29, 2024 | 9:30am - 3:00pm | Archer School for Girls

COACHING SESSION: December 9-13th | Virtual

SESSION 2: January 28, 2025 | 9:30am - 3:00pm | Nueva School

SESSION 3: April 15, 2025 | 1:00pm - 4:00pm | Virtual


Join an interactive teaching lab focused on instructional rounds, one of the most effective tools for fostering teacher growth and development. Instructional leaders Karen Pavliscak, Associate Head of School at Archer School for Girls, and Maggie Cenan, Math and Computer Science Department Chair, offer school leadership and teacher leaders a chance to learn about the theory and practice behind instructional rounds and their connection to schools’ instructional core.

Participants will join an innovative learning model that includes:

  1. On-site learning labs to explore the instructional core and experience instructional rounds (The Archer School for Girls in Los Angeles, CA)
  2. One-on-one individualized 30-minute coaching session (virtual)
  3. On-site interactive workshop to design and implement instructional rounds with follow-up analysis and application (Nueva School in San Mateo, CA)
  4. Summative showcase of instructional round strategies to support and amplify faculty’s growth and development


Participants will:

  • Understand and apply the Instructional Core framework to their current model for teacher growth and development
  • Design and experience instructional rounds in an interactive learning laboratory
  • Be able to apply their understanding of building systems for hosting instructional rounds (and other innovative professional development tools) at their schools


This ongoing program is intended for school leaders, including teacher leaders.



October 29, 2024  |  9:30-3:00  |  Archer School for Girls 

Framing the Purpose of Instructional Rounds:

  • Introduction to Instructional Rounds
  • Understanding the Purpose and Benefits
  • Exploring the Instructional Core Framework
  • Mission-Aligned Discovery session 
  • Systems for Learning
  • Experiencing Instructional Rounds 
  • Reflection and analysis
  • Building the foundation


Maggie Cenan, CATDC Facilitator

Maggie Cenan has been an educator in Middle and Upper School Math programs for the past 14 years. In addition to her role as a classroom teacher and instructional leader, she is the Math and Computer Science Department Chair at Archer School for Girls. Her combination of instructional and curriculum-building expertise enables her to create transformational learning experiences for students and teacher teams. She has presented on assessment, mentoring, and supervision at a variety of national conferences, including NCTM (National Council of Teaching Mathematics), CMC (California Math Council), CPM Teacher Conference, and NAIS (National Association of Independent Schools).

Karen Pavliscak, CATDC Facilitator

Karen Pavliscak is Associate Head for Teaching and Learning at The Archer School for Girls, She has served as a teacher and instructional leader for over 20 years with a focus on building positive school culture and supporting excellence in teaching and learning. Described as a "serial innovator," she believes future-facing teachers are designers of learning rather than planners of content. To support this shift in focus, she leads teams through the intersection of creative problem-solving and empowered collaboration. She has presented and consulted nationally on building professional culture and re-imagining supervision through a growth mindset. and an Equity and Inclusion Coach. Josephine loves to share her passion for learning, growing, and healing in community.


CATDC partners with member schools to host in-person programs, allowing educators to learn with peers in diverse settings. We are thrilled to partner with two member schools on this ongoing program, welcoming participants to Archer School for Girls for our first session and Nueva School for our second session.

Cancellation Policy

Life happens. We understand that there will be times when you cannot attend a workshop that you have registered and paid for. We strive to be as helpful and flexible as possible when things out of your control happen. Please visit our FAQ page for detailed information about our cancellation policy and answers to frequently asked questions about enrollment and membership.