While students may have enjoyed some extra sleep this morning, their teachers have been busy learning how to do their jobs even better.
On Professional Development Day, AAPS teachers are learning a range of subjects under the guiding principles of alignment, response to data, and cross-curricular integration.
Elementary teachers (preK-5) are at Skyline High School, and secondary teachers (6-12) are at Pioneer.
The majority of the sessions at Skyline are being facilitated by members of the Elementary Curriculum and Instruction Specialist group which is composed of K-5 Staff. These staff members support adult learning in AAPS through being on large and small committees, attending additional learning opportunities, opening the doors of their classrooms, collaborating with building and district leaders, and sharing their knowledge throughout the year.
They lead many conversations that regard a wide variety of topics from new initiatives, supporting learners, to elevating practice.
Pioneer High School, meanwhile, is hosting the secondary staff, and their hard-working leaders are teaching a variety of classes that include “Cognitive Behavioral Therapy: Primary and Practice,” “Middle School: Word Generation/SERP,” and technology training for CTE teachers.