North Star educators gathered Friday morning to frame their professional development work for the 2015-16 school year. Participants began the session by reviewing their selected focus from the Washoe County School District Four Fundamentals, Multi-Tiered Systems of Support , and discussing how their current practices align and how they might better align with department expectations. Teachers and administrators then reviewed the results of their taking of the CCSS Knowledge and Practice Survey by discussing the survey's data report, its implications for building practice, and areas of potential support focus moving forward. Materials for this 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.