St. Luke’s School in New Canaan offering a summer workshop

First- and second-year teachers of fifth-grade students through 12th grade students are invited to join the St. Luke’s School’s August Institute, which will take place from Aug. 2 to Aug. 6, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

The five-day intensive workshop is offered in person at the St. Luke’s School in New Canaan and online for people who want to attend the workshop and want to do so remotely. The St. Luke’s School is located at 377 N. Wilton Road in New Canaan.

The workshop is designed to give new teachers immediately transferable tools, strategies, activities and training to run an effective and inclusive classroom.

During this workshop, participants will practice with 50 classroom activities that are tailored to their grade level, subject area and school mission to make this a personalized experience. They will also learn 20 different classroom technology apps and programs and plan their first week of lessons.

Seven experienced educators will be leading the workshop. They are: Abby Abbott, St. Luke’s School Fellows Program Director, Dr. Jaqueline Gallo, The Presentation School’s Head of School, Michael Mitchell, St. Luke’s designLab Director, Jacqueline Nelson, Director of Equity & Inclusion at St. Luke’s School, Kari Olsen, St. Luke’s Director of Counseling Services, Josefino Rivera, Learning Activator and Instructor Coach at the American International School Hong Kong; and Emily Walsh St. Luke’s English Teacher.

“With time and bandwidth at a premium once the school year officially begins, new teachers will find this early August investment yields tremendous returns. Lesson planning templates, activities, strategies from instructional leaders, and an intentional and supportive space to practice, demo, and workshop ideas--all specifically designed with the participant’s school mission at the center--will ensure active learning begins from day one,” St. Luke’s School Fellow Program Director Abby Abbott said.

Register online at For questions, contact Abbott at