Augutst 16 & 17, 2017 Professional Development
Grade K-5 teachers spent August 16th learning about the new English Language Arts (ELA) resource they will be using this year. ReadyGEN is a combination online and print resource that was chosen by the Resource Adoption Committee and approved by the Board last spring for use in grades K-5. On August 17th K-5 teachers had instructional planning time in grade level PLCs at their buildings.
ELA teachers in grades 6-12 were in a 2-day training on August 16th and 17th learning to use their newly adopted resource, SpringBoard.
Foreign Language teachers for grades 7-12 also received two days of training in their new resource, Avancemos (Spanish) and Bien Dit (French).
Career and Technical Education (CTE) teachers started their curriculum mapping process during the professional development on August 16th and 17th. Because this subject area is so broad, with so many different classes, each CTE teacher in the district for grades 7-12 is writing curriculum maps that will align to the Wyoming Content and Performance Standards. CTE teachers will continue to use professional development days throughout the school year to complete their maps.
Other subject areas had instructional planning time on August 16th and 17th in preparation for the school year.
Below are results from surveys given to the teachers at the end of their training: