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What People Are Saying About LAPDA COURSES

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
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
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
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
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
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!!"

The Inspired Educator, The Inspired Learner – Jennifer Stanchfield

"I can not say enough about this course! It is the only course Ive ever taken that modeled best practices for education. As a student, I was engaged in meaningful, experiential learning and could use that experience to turn around and teach my students. It was engaging, research-based, and highly relevant to our work."

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
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."