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Instructional Leadership Toolkit: Science Strand with Deanna Bailey

"I am writing this message as feedback for a recent training I attended with a few of my teachers.  The PD was called Instructional leadership Toolkit: Science Strand. I have been to many trainings over the years that were good, but the combination of the first day's information and the second day's class observations really worked for my teachers.  Each of the 3 who were there for the second day has not only embraced several of the practices, but they have willingly shared their practice with other teachers. Not surprisingly, the biggest impact is with the students.  Teachers are reporting that students who often had a difficult time with science in the past are now more successful.  The organization of the instructional sequence, the anchoring event, the public notes, and even the giant white boards have all moved our science teaching forward. I would sincerely like to thank you for this quality PD and hope we can attend more in the future."

Lois Michaud, CNSU Science Coach
The Inspired Educator, The Inspired Learner with Jen Stanchfield

"I am feeling excited and inspired, within the 1st month ive already tried several activities from the class and resources that the instructor provided. It is so refreshing to leave a workshop not only wanting to do something new but also feeling prepared and empowered to do it"

Christine Caprio
Laying the Foundation: Building a Deep Understanding of Number in the Primary Grades – Loree Silvis

"This is the Best class that I have taken. It has inspired me to revise our Math Curriculum and look deeper into our current lessons. I learned a lot of great ideas!!"

Consultation & Collaboration in the School with Mary Lundeen

"This course emphasizes collaborative practice via discussion and reading, as I learn new strategies I was able to try them out each week, and as my repertoire grows larger my stress levels went down. This course is Very Beneficial!"

Framework Based Professional Support & Supervision\Evaluation – Marty Sorrell Lacasse

"This class makes you reflect on your practice as a teacher, this reflection is deep and is the best way to improve your practice."

Leah Bronner
Proportional Reasoning, Algebra, through Geometry with Mahesh Sharma

"This course challenges you to think about the way you teach students mathematics. Assumptions must be replaced by knowledge and facts"

Steven Dellinger-Pate
Direct Instructional Writing Process in Grades 3-8 with Martha Duduque

"This class has made me think of teaching writing in a whole new light. I have shifted my thinking from teaching writing genres and the writing process to one of teaching writers. This is so powerful, I think it will result in positive outcomes for my students. This is by far the best class I have ever taken"

Leah Griggs
Building Upon the Foundation: Building Additive Reasoning and Computation Fluency with Loree Silvis

"This is the best professional development you can get! I have learned so much, and am taking great ideas away with me. Very practical implementation"

Lauren Baker
Vocabulary Instruction: Using Technology to Make it Intentional and Doable with Lorraine Morris & Karen Heath

"The most important outcome of this course was gaining knowledge of google docs, slides and forms, gaining more knowledge in vocab instruction and bringing the two subjects together. I also walked away with lessons to use in class."

Principals Toolkit: Quality Conversations in a Common Core Kind of World with Susette Bollard

"" Another awesome tool for my ever expanding toolkit - I learned a lot about myself in this workshop & am excited to begin to implement these new tools!""

Jen Berry