On January 17, 2014 Dana and Correia Teachers came together to listen to a nationally known speaker. Dr. Doug Fisher has written several books on instruction and engaging student in deeper thinking along with many other topics related to the Common Core. Our staffs were able to get small group instruction and hands on examples of what these topic looks like in the implementation of The Common Core State Standards.
Many who attended said it was the best Professional Development they had ever had because of its transfer-ability to the classroom. Focus included close reading of texts and engaging student in deeper thinking.
Dr. Fisher was so highly regarded that he has be asked to return by our staffs and do a follow up Professional Development which will occur April 17.