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More than 150 Teachers Attend SMUHSD's FIRST Summer Teacher Institute

Photo of Teachers of Summer Institute
For the first time in SMUHSD history, more than 150 teachers came together this summer and participated in one of three professional development institutes tailored to the specific teaching and learning demands of their content area. Each institute was created and organized by a team of Curriculum Coordinators from the Instruction department, and focused on the key components of “first best instruction” and equity in a content-specific classroom. The Coordinators designed a cohesive set of workshops and experiences that resulted in teachers creating a lesson plan that ensured all students would have authentic access to a rigorous and relevant learning experience in their particular content area. One goal of the Summer Institute was to support teachers having a common knowledge about the effective components of teaching and learning in their specific content area. This type of professional development enriches the learning experience for all of our students.

Posted by: Sheri Costa-Batis Published:7/25/17
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