This week is the third quarter intersession at RiSE Academy for Adult Achievement and teachers are spending time on Tuesday and Thursday engaged in professional learning. On Tuesday, the session supported teachers' continued learning about andragogy and resources for CCRS-aligned classroom instruction. Teachers began the session exploring materials from Becoming Adult Learners by Eleanor Drago-Severso to better understand Robert Kegan's Constructive-Development Theory. During the second portion of Tuesday's session participants engaged in a variety of workshops around support CCRS-aligned instruction. Thursday's session was devoted to training on the Promethean Boards now available in all RiSE Academy classrooms. Materials for Tuesday's session are linked below.
Options Area science educators gathered this morning for their first session of 'Focusing on the Core for All' , the Options NVACS professional learning cycle for the 2015-2016 school year. This group includes teachers from Options Area schools, Implementation Specialists from MTSS and Student Support Services departments, Student Support Services area administrators, and Options Area school site principals, each of whom has chosen a content focus for the year (English Language Arts, History-Social Studies, Science, or Mathematics). The professional learning cycle for this year builds on that of past years (namely, the High School Core Task Project and Shifting Instruction to the Core ) and is focused on supporting teachers, implementation specialists, and administrators in the Options Area to expand and deepen alignment of instruction, materials, and programs Common Core Standards and Instructional Shifts so that all students are prepared for college and career.
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