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What People Are Saying About LAPDA COURSES

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!!"

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
Green Mountain Writing Project – Rebecca Cardone & Doug Boardman

"I have learned so much in this course! This has been an amazing week. I feel the most important outcome for me is that I have had the opportunity to reflect on myself as a writer and this led me to think about my students and what they need to become writers."

Leah Griggs
Google Tools for Schools (GTFS) Lucie deLaBruere & Linda McSweeney

"The most important outcome of this was was becoming more familiar and comfortable with a variety pf Google Tools to incorporate immediately into my teaching and professional practice. Also witnessing what other classmates achieved gives me the confidence to try new things I wasnt ready to try before."

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
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
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
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."

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!"

Proportional Reasoning in the Middle Grades with Jean Sequeira

"This course was the perfect way to start my summer, it was great to engage in conversation with teachers from other districts and push myself to be thinking differently about how I teach and use proportionality in my life"

Ashley Dubois