Kicking Off A New Year  

February 19, 2016

Happy New Year! 2015 was a great year at ESU 10, there is nothing like a new year to motivate and renew! I am sure the other T&L coordinators would agree that we are well-rested from our holiday break and excited to get started working with teachers and administrators this semester!

January started off with a bang! The T&L Department conducted two Academic Literacy Workshops which focused on reading comprehension and text discussion. We had our last session of a 4-day New Teacher Academy that was new this school year and we’re also busy with ESU PDO meetings and trainings.

In February we will host a meeting for Media Specialists and Technology Integration Specialists with special guest speaker Beth Kabes from ESUCC. Beth will be talking about blended learning! We are also looking forward to a Google Docs workshop for beginners this month, as well as a Science Teachers Network meeting. We have a Career and Technical Education (CTE) Collaboration Day planned as well, which involves many of us presenting to CTE teachers on a variety of instructional strategies. The month will end with the Academic Quiz Bowl, one of our favorite activities!

March and April will be equally as busy, but we will save those updates for another article. Stay tuned!

-by Peg Coover, Teaching and Learning Coordinator