I am looking forward to another amazing year of faculty lead PD. Thank you to all our facilitators for the coming year.
Project-Based Learning Facilitated by Kendrick (@khqp)and Rich O’Dell
Reading Comprehension Facilitated by Julie (@julieweiser) and Sharron (@ssims_s)
Character Development Facilitated by Martha (@marthachat) and Andra Lefkovits
Writing Instruction Facilitated by Rebecca (@rebfaye) and Jill Kossman
Advanced Technology Cohort Facilitated by Missi (@missyballa) and Stacy (@21ststacy)
Weekly cross divisional and interdivisional meetings will focus on learning new instructional tools, implementing these in your classrooms, and reflecting on progress. Participants will get the opportunity to learn new techniques as well as direct the content of sessions toward techniques they are currently using and seeing great student impact with.
Story Telling Cohort Facilitated by Missy Stein (@SteinatDavis) and Marilyn Price.
What do we remember most? Stories. Family stories, Torah parashot, fables and fairy tales are all examples of knowledge each of us has gained and remembered long-term (nearly fifty years for me!). Neuroscientists have recently found that humans gain greater understanding of complex material through storytelling. Stories give us a framework of understanding for information that may be new or incomprehensible. The more you can incorporate storytelling in its many forms into your curriculum delivery, the wider net of understanding your students will have to grab onto. Bring us a particularly troubling unit, and we will help you re-design it around storytelling.