The final professional development day was held on February 17, 2017. We offered 20+ different sessions including: Personalized Learning, CPR overview, Math Problem Solving, Hyper Docs, ELL Resources, Next Generation Reading Instruction, Osmos, Technology Troubleshooting, Teaching Empathy, Amazing Race-The Google Form Way, and many more. The vast offerings are due to the continued support of our whole-school community. A special thanks goes out session presenters: Dr. Mary Ellen Tillotson, Ryan Manzi, Dr. Betty Calise, Amy Wright, Tracey Nangle, Jennifer Ramirez, Tracy Lafreniere, Andrea Carey, Jen Daigneault, Tara Williams, Alyssa Koerner, Adam Stanley, Marc Braydon, Melissa Mathurin, Diane Jolin, Michael St. Jean, Brittany Robichaud, Sarah Glover, and John Lahar.
The PDAC committee has been the driving force to our approach to the district’s professional development system. The Professional Development Advisory Committee is a volunteer team of K-12 teachers that meets quarterly to help develop and refine the district’s professional development plan. The team has worked over the years to revamp the system and structure of professional development days which has received positive feedback. Typically each PD day is broken into three separate sessions in an “un-conference” format. Teachers are provided a menu of topics and chose from, session instructors include teacher leaders, administrators and consultants. Our last Professional Development Advisory Committee meeting was held on January 23rd @ 3:15 in the Middle School. A special thanks goes out to committee members for their help planning PD day as well as working on the 17-18 school calendar. The PDAC members include: Alyssa Koerner, Jennifer Daigneault, Brittany Robichaud, Amy Wright, Tracey Nangle, Deana Cook, Sarah Glover, Adam Stanley, Corinne Ferri, Tracy Lafreniere, Diane Jolin, and Kimberly Rawson.