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Collaboration and Creative Learning for Somers Teachers

Staff in a rooon, two in front of people traingIt is not just our students who are immersed in creative, interactive, and exciting classroom learning in Somers.

On October 12, all Somers teachers rolled up their sleeves and got back to learning in a professional learning day designed around the principles of choice and collaboration with focus areas around technology, differentiation, literacy assessments, and best practices.

This was the first of several scheduled professional learning days during which teachers meet to collaborate, share best practices, and learn new techniques.

“It was a wonderful day that highlighted the skills and leadership of the teachers,” says Claire Comerford, assistant director of learning, “As they worked productively and collaboratively to positively impact the student learning experience in Somers.”

At Primrose and SIS, the day started with a district overview of our Multi-Tiered System of Supports and the remainder of the day concentrated on areas including technology integration, data analysis, instructional practices, and assessments. Middle school teachers continued their work to ramp up for a school-wide implementation of the International Baccalaureate Middle Years Programme and focused on content for the various units.

High school teachers started their day in a learning session facilitated by Karin Brill, coordinator of diversity, equity and inclusion, on having critical conversations in the classroom and engaged in learning on technology integration, grading and assessment practices, and Integrated Co-Teach partnerships.