The Center for Teaching and Learning (CTL) was founded in 2007 to foster the intellectual growth of students and faculty at Albany Academy for Girls & The Albany Academy. Its primary mission is to help all students realize their full academic potential.
The Center is committed to supporting engaged and successful teaching that encourages student learning, teaches students to take responsibility for their learning and fosters pedagogical innovations through collaborations among faculty, parents and administration.
The CTL is committed to understanding and supporting all aspects of teaching and learning. It is responsible for supporting the overall well being – academic, social, emotional and physical wellness – of each and every student at AAG & AA. The CTL works with grade-level and multi-grade teachers to identify and support students’ strengths and weaknesses within an integrated curriculum. Our goal is student centered “differentiated instruction.”
The CTL seeks to provide support in a variety of ways – meeting with individual teachers, grade-level teams, planning and modeling lessons. Teachers are encouraged to promote a culture in which children respect differences. Some students may require a greater level of remediation while others are provided special enrichment.