Supervisor of Instructional Practice

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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Ways to Use Infographics in the Classroom

March 4, 2013

As I scan through blog posts in my Google Reader, I often find myself drawn to the posts which use an infographic to grab my attention.  Perhaps you have already tried concept mapping tools like with your students.  Are you looking for another avenue to create a visual representation of your content? Consider inviting your […]

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Using Hold Ups to Engage Students

January 27, 2013

As some of you may know, there is a small group of teachers at STSD participating in a book study on Total Participation Techniques – Making Every Student an Active Learner.  Through these discussions, participants are learning new strategies to engage learners. One of the strategies the author introduces is using Hold Ups.  Hold Ups […]

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