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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"

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 – 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."

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."

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
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
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
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