The new school year is fast approaching, and while you’re soaking up the last few days of summer, our teachers and administrators are already preparing for the new school year.
Under the district-wide “Professional Learning Academy,” staff are offered a wide variety of professional development sessions. Courses are offered on achievement gap identification, English Language Arts and Literacy Common Core Standards and math pedagogy. Training in Apple software and programs is also being offered on new computers that are in the buildings thanks to the passage of the Tech Bond. The professional development sessions run almost the entire month of August and are attended in some way by all teachers and administrators.
“These collaborative trainings give teachers an opportunity to not only strengthen their current instructional practices, but also the opportunity to learn about current trends and practices in education,” said Alesia Flye, AAPS deputy superintendent for instruction.
“We are fortunate to have such dedicated staff members, who are so enthusiastic about learning and consistently seek the most effective instructional strategies to increase student achievement.”