Walt Disney named a “Get Your Teach On” Collaboration Site

Posted on November 8, 2023

In September, we announced that our school had been selected as one of 12 schools in Indiana to be chosen by the Indiana Department of Education as a “Get Your Teach On” collaboration site. GYTO was introduced the school via the  “Rock Your School Day” as a way to “set the stage to engage” the students.

Get Your Teach On (GYTO) schools receive free professional development, training, and support throughout the 2023-24 school year. These recourses will support teachers and thus advance student learning outcomes. Click here for more information about Get Your Teach On’s partnership with the Indiana Department of Education.

Walt Disney PD session
Walt Disney Teachers Receiving Training from “Get Your Teach On” Representatives

The GYTO Collaboration Site program is designed to:

  1. Enhance Professional Development: Walt Disney teachers will gain exclusive access to cutting-
    edge professional development opportunities led by top educational experts, enabling them to stay at
    the forefront of teaching methodologies and pedagogical advancements.
  2. Promote Resource Sharing: This collaboration will facilitate the exchange of teaching resources,
    curriculum materials, and best practices among educators, ensuring that Walt Disney students receive a high-quality education that fosters their growth and success.
  3. Foster a Collaborative Community: Walt Disney will become part of a dynamic community of
    educators committed to sharing knowledge, expertise, and experiences. This network will provide
    continuous support for teachers in their quest for excellence.
  4. Encourage Innovation: The program will encourage innovative teaching approaches, making learning more engaging and relevant for students.
WD PD Classroom
“Get Your Teach On” Demonstrates a Writing Lesson in a First Grade Classroom

GYTO will make a number of visits to Disney over the course of this school year. During the Wednesday, November 8 and Thursday, November 9 visits, GYTO co-founders Hope and Wade King held several PD sessions on the importance of student writing and different strategies and structures teachers can use to work them into multiple lessons throughout the school day.

GYTO also came to Disney back on September 29 for a “Rock Your School Day” as a way to “set the stage to engage” the students. Click here to see those pictures.

Last Modified February 26, 2024