Collaboration with the seniors from High School East and High School West writing children's economic books, resulted in us winning the New York State Teacher of the Year in Social Studies.
I volunteered this summer for the Pajama Program in Suffolk County. The Pajama Program provides new books and pajamas to children in need. The volunteers go to Head Start programs and give out the books and pajamas and read to the children. The smiles and gratitude from the children are priceless. It puts everything in [...]
I aligned math curriculum to common core, revised and aligned social studies curriculum to common core as well. Also, though not official, the amount of time I spent on pinterest this summer looking at ways to incorporate common core into my classroom practices and improve my effectiveness should really be considered PDP! 🙂
I took two professional development workshops in additional to spending countless hours preparing to teach a new grade level which included studying curriculum guides, updating my eBoard, reading pedagogical books and moving and setting up a new classroom in a new building.
I completed course work for six graduate level on-line classes. I also attended professional development regarding the Laptop Program and APPR.
I connected with educators and administrators across the nation via twitter and online PLCs. Every minute of every day there was a major consortium - exchanging ideas from how to better educate and ready our 21st century learners, further refining our craft as educators and admin, discussing high stakes testing and the future of education. [...]