Saturday, July 27, 2013

It's a New Dawn, It's a New Day

I have worked as a staff development teacher for the last two years at Academy Central,  this year I will be moving up to the district level...as excited as I am to begin this new adventure it is also bittersweet...in the last year I had developed a good working relationship with the staff and principal...and even though I would have been working with a new principal this year there was a feeling of success...However in this new adventure I will be sharing and helping to develop teachers all across the district which with  the implementation there will be a lot of work to do...
patricia whitfield madison

Sunday, July 14, 2013

SDE Differentation Conference

Las Vegas here I come...on my way to the National Differentiation Conference...this will be my second time and I am excited to hear from some of the speakers that are listed...on of my favorites (Cheryl Dick) will be there...can not wait to see what is in her presentations...she is such an inspiration to me...
A few more noteworthy speakers in attendance are:
Baruti Kafele
Ron Clark
Jim Gant
Todd Whitaker
Betty Hollas
Marcia Tate
Rick Wormeli

patricia whitfield madison

Friday, July 5, 2013

School Improvement Innovation Summit


School Improvement Innovation Summit
July 8-9, 2013
The Little America Hotel
Salt Lake City, UT

I am excited for the opportunity to participate in this summit...Our district will be implementing PD360 this year...It seems to be an effective way to deliver effective professional development to teachers and staff that is differentiated and aligned to the individual needs of the teacher.
There are two sessions that I especially want to attend :

Only the Best: Success for Every Student and Teacher
Tammy Davis, Principal, Central Elementary, Artesia, New Mexico. She will be sharing the strategies that her school uses to have every student on grade-level by second-grade, and far advanced by the time they leave...

Effective Online PD: The Key to Professional Learning
Sonja Alexander and Aleigha Henderson-Rosser, from the Learning Centric will be talking about how DeKalb County Schools in Atlanta, Georgia created powerful online professional development that serves the individual and collective needs of all the system's educators.

patricia whitfield madison

Understanding the Common Core


http://www.opencolleges.edu.au/informed/teacher-resources/common-core/

I was contacted by a representative from this site who asked me to post a link after reviewing the site I think it is an excellent resource for all things Common Core.
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