Summer Learning in Salisbury Township School District

by Lynn Fuini-Hetten on September 11, 2013

Screen Shot 2013-05-01 at 3.27.30 PMIn 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 Summer Academy, there were 37 sessions offered for STSD staff members.  Most sessions were facilitated by Salisbury Township School District staff members. We offered 37 sessions related to technology/instructional technology, content-specific topics relevant to district’s goals, special education, health/wellness, and specialized certifications such as CPI and CPR/First Aid.  The sessions were developed as a result of a district-wide professional development needs assessment.  Thirty-eight percent of the sessions related to technology and instructional technology such as GarageBand, iMovie, Flipped Classroom, Edmodo, Falcon Apps, and infographics. Additionally, 32% of the offerings were content-specific sessions such as: Leader in Me, a book study of Seven Habits of Highly Effective Teens, Common Core ELA/Math, and Having Difficult Conversations. Summer Academy had 274 registrations including 204 professional staff members,  65 instructional assistants, and 9 secretaries/support staff members.

Thank you to all of our presenters for sharing their knowledge, skills, and experiences with all of us!  If you have suggestions for next year’s Summer Academy, please contact Lynn Fuini-Hetten.



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