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What People Are Saying About LAPDA COURSES

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
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."

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
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
Direct Instructional Writing Process in Grades 3-8 with Martha Dubuque

"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
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
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"

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
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."