Look, they even made me a cute name tent!
What a blast I had...and from the feedback I received (Ok, Barnwell, I totally just said in my head, "i before e except after c" to spell that...) they were "invigorated and inspired" according the principal, Dr. Sauce, and teachers are still talking about. One teacher even said, "it was the best professional development I've ever had." You know I always enjoy presenting to other staffs when I'm not teaching and presenting at my own school. The entire staff, including Amanda Swerdlow, the Curriculum Support Teacher, who arranged to have me, and the principal, Dr. Norman Sauce, really made me feel like a rock star! The teachers at Barnwell really have a special place in my heart. I guess that's what happens when you spend 6 "close" hours with teachers really diving into the Common Core, taking a hard, honest look at the teachers' new (less control) role in the Common Core and all the ways the "what and how" of the Common Core is preparing kids for their future.
Here is my schedule for upcoming PD events:
July 1 & 2 - Sonora Elementary School, Arkansas - Vocabulary Instruction
July 23 - Twin Lakes School District (four elementary schools), Indiana - Common Core
October 10 & 11 - Medlock Bridge Elementary, Georgia - Common Core
October 15 - Barnwell Elementary, Georgia