What People Are Saying About LAPDA COURSES
"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!"
"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
"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."
"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
"" 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
"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
"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
"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."
"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!!"
"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