Supervisor of Instructional Practice

Summer Academy in Full Swing!

by Lynn Fuini-Hetten on July 2, 2014

Salisbury Township School District faculty and staff are participating in this year’s Summer Academy.  After 115 staff members completed a screen-shot-2010-12-01-at-7-56-17-pmNeeds Assessment in May, over 40 sessions were developed for this summer!  Sessions are being offered in a variety of formats by teachers, administrators, and other staff members. Thank you to all of those staff (and community) members who are sharing their knowledge and expertise with us!  There are face-to-face, online, and blended learning opportunities.  There are professional book studies and hands-on sessions related to Best Practices, Technology, Special Education, and much more!  Review the brochure to see this year’s offerings!

Summer Academy 2014 Brochure

Get Connected this October!

by Lynn Fuini-Hetten on October 2, 2013

Connected-Educator-Month-CalendarGet involved this October with Connected Educators’ Month! Discovery has a full calendar for the month of October.  A different opportunity for learning is presented each day.  For example, today’s professional development opportunity is a link to Kathy Schrock’s blog for Discovery, Kathy’s Katch. There are also links to Discovery webinars, twitter chat information, learning boards, podcasts, and Google Hangouts.  I especially like the blog entitled Spotlight on Strategies (S.O.S.).  In S.O.S., Ginny Washburne shares interactive learning strategies.  Discovery will also feature boards created in the new Board Builder feature.  (On October 12th, they will share 50 ways to use the boards with students! I’m excited to see this one!) All STSD teachers have access to Discovery products.  Share your knowledge of Discovery with other teachers to become a DEN Star.  Stars receive exciting benefits throughout the year.  See your library media teacher for more information!

Summer Learning in Salisbury Township School District

September 11, 2013

In the Spring of 2013, all district employees had the opportunity to complete a professional development needs survey.  Teachers, administrators, instructional assistants, custodians, psychologists/counselors, nurses/nurses’ assistants, and secretaries/office support personnel completed the survey and identified professional development needs.  The data from  from the survey was analyzed prior to planning the Summer Academy. During this year’s […]

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SAS…More than PA Standards!

August 4, 2013

The Pennsylvania Department of Education has developed a comprehensive researched-based resource to improve student achievement called the Standards-Aligned System (SAS), available at  The site is publicly accessible, but provides additional resources to users such as teachers when they log in. To browse the PA Standards in traditional content areas, click on the Standards tab […]

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Salisbury Summer Academy 2013!

May 1, 2013

Can you believe we have just over one month of school left in the 2012-13 school year? Summer is approaching fast, and I know many of you are making plans to “sharpen the saw.”  Whether you are vacationing this summer or enjoying a staycation with your family, I hope you have a chance to recharge. […]

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Virtual Academy of Salisbury Township (VAST)

April 27, 2013

You may not know Salisbury Township created its own cyber school for the 2012-13 school year, the Virtual Academy of Salisbury Township (VAST).  Fourteen students are currently enrolled in VAST. One elementary student, two middle school students, and eleven high school students are completing courses online through VAST. VAST students are provided with a laptop […]

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