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October 6, 2017 PD Day
The PD Committee is happy to share out the plans for the upcoming PD Day this Friday. All of the information for the day can be found on the MURSD PD Website at http://mursdpd.weebly.com/.
Re-imagining learning experiences.
On our August PD Day, we began our journey in re-imagining how we can better guide our students to navigate a time of rapid economic, societal, and technological changes. Through Will Richardson's keynote and our follow-up pathway explorations we discussed ways to create more opportunities for inquiry-based, student-driven, and real-world learning experiences that will excite and empower our students.
This important work is what guides this year’s professional development as we collectively explore the essential question:
What could modern learning look like in the Mendon-Upton Regional School District?
Enhancing social-emotional learning supports.
In addition to reimagining our learning experiences, we continue our efforts to meet each student where they are and provide them each with the personalized support that is needed in our learning environments. In order to do so, another one of our ongoing strategic goals is to support each student to promote social, emotional, and academic success. In support of this goal, this year we will be exploring our DCAP accommodations for all students, learning about social-emotional competencies, and revising our RTI processes.
Our essential question for this area of professional learning is as follows:
How can we support each student's social and emotional learning competencies?
Below are direct links to all of the PD Day information, which will provide you with the necessary information about the schedule for the day, locations of keynotes, and the process for the afternoon EdCamp. Please read through these in advance and add to the EdCamp IdeaBoard any ideas that you would like to discuss and learn more about during the Teacher EdCamp that align with our goals of reimagining learning experiences or enhancing emotional learning supports.
Overview of the Day
Keynotes (There are two keynotes in different locations, one for elementary staff and one for middle/high school staff)
EdCamp (All of the information for the afternoon EdCamp is on this page)
EdCamp IdeaBoard (Add your ideas in advance to this board. You drive the learning in the EdCamp.)
If you have any questions about the PD Day, please reach out to members of your PD Committee.
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Have a great week!