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Elementary Education

Professional Development Opportunities

Professional Development plans for the 2017-18 school year include:

  • Training and support for all administrators and staff in our Equity Mission initiatives, including Restorative Practices.
  • Improvement of collaboration and teamwork and creating inclusive communities
  • Training and support in implementation of Common Core English Language Arts, ELD and Math standards and the Next Generation Science Standards, including after school training opportunities.
  • Continued partnership with the REACH Institute on Mathematics professional development for teachers, taught exclusively by Phil Daro, one of the writers of the Common Core Math Standards.
  • Continued coaching and follow up support for all elementary staff on programs for English Learner students. Providing opportunities for improving English Language Acquisition is key to both staff development and student learning. Our Coordinator of English Learner Programs has organized an extensive professional development program for teachers using SEAL Strategies and EL Achieve, to enrich the curriculum and delivery of English Language Development.
  • Training for all PreK-3 teachers  in the SEAL model (Sobrato Early Academic Language) of early language acquisition.
  • Continued analysis of the effectiveness of our  RTI-Response to intervention program, which has been established at each school. This three-tiered approach to intervention is intended to provide research-based instructional practices based on learner needs. The key to RTI is early intervention and ongoing progress monitoring. These focus areas address key needs elementary schools have in dealing with equity issues and improving student learning. We are pleased to announce that our student assessment data shows a marked decrease in students needing intervention services as a result of our focus in this area.
  • Continued focus on classroom equity practices designed to increase student engagement
  • Research based instructional strategies