Category: pd

Strategies for Coaching Teachers to Use Formative Assessment Tools

Formative assessments are an essential part of instructional design. Formative assessments give teachers a glance at the level of understanding students have of a particular topic being taught. We like to focus on the value formative assessments bring in determining if something needs to…

My First Edcamp – #edcampelon

Saturday 4.19 was the first day of my spring break. While that normally means testing the limit on the snooze button on cell, this day turned out to be phenomenal day of learning, connecting, sharing and growing. For the past couple of months, I’ve had the…

Instructional Support Days

   I‘m proud of the creativity my administrative team has demonstrated with devising and implementing game changing strategies that will go a long way in supporting the teaching and learning in our school. I have a great core group of educators who care about…

Changing How We Look at & Use Data – Not Waiting on an Autopsy

Friday was a great day of collaboration and pd at West Middle School!! April Daywalt, our Instructional Facilitator [interviewed in the video below] led group instructional discussions during planning periods on using Data Connections, a program the district has subscribed to. I love the Shift…