In an effort to meet the district’s goal of enhancing professional collaboration within and across grade levels, administrators, faculty and staff engaged in a variety of workshops, meetings and breakout sessions during Superintendent’s Conference Day on Nov. 3.
At the elementary and grade school level, topics included the sharing and discussion of student writing, exploring how to better address and support mathematical fluencies, and integrating technology into daily classroom instruction. Members of both the elementary and grade school Response to Intervention teams met with other K-6 teachers to share resources, align school RTI plans, and discuss and share how technology can be used to streamline and advance the referral process.
Departments also traveled off campus to various workshops. Members of the science department met at Brookhaven National Laboratory, while the music department attended the 2015 Symposium Day for Music Education at Commack Schools. The physical education department attended the Suffolk County Zone Conference at Sachem North High School, and select members of the practical arts department attended the Long Island STEM Hub Professional Development Day at the Cradle of Aviation Museum.