Annual Teachers Professional Development Seminar in New York

The Annual Staff-Development Seminar of the Direct Archdiocesan District was held on Tuesday, November 8, 2011 (Election Day), at the High School of St. Demetrios Cathedral in Astoria.

The Seminar was held under the auspices of His Eminence Archbishop Demetrios of America, aiming at offering in-service training to the teachers serving in the parochial day and afternoon schools of the Direct Archdiocesan District as well as the surrounding areas. It also included an array of workshops and presentations for both the English and Greek programs of the schools.

Invited by His Eminence Archbishop Demetrios, Dr. Christos Tsolakis, Professor Eeritus of the Paedagogical School, Department of Elementary Education, and the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki addressed the Greek teachers on “LANGUAGE, PAIDEIA, & TEACHING.”

The Board of the NYC parochial day school principals has designated November 8th (Election Day) as “Professional Development Day,” and the day schools remained closed to allow their teachers to attend.