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What People Are Saying About LAPDA COURSES

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."

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
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
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
Frame Based Professional Support & Supervision with Marty Lacasse

"Of all the professional development I have been involved in this has been the most thought provoking and the most inspirational. I am excited to implement these ideas generated by the course to my own instruction. I am also excited to help a new talented instructor to become the best he/she can be"

Mary Bell
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
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
Instructional Leadership Toolkit: Science Strand with Deanna Bailey

"I received Inspiration and encouragement to change my teaching practices in the goal of watching students get a real and lasting meaning from science studies"

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."

Diagnosis & Remediation of Math Problems – Math Lab School – Mahesh Sharma

"This is a very meaningful opportunity to learn about the best methods and materials to use in teaching mathematics in an Elementary classroom. You will gain gain conceptual knowledge about why we perform mathematical procedures and where those procedures came from. You won't be disappointed you took this course, but you may be shocked at how much you learn about teaching math!"

Diane Nicholls