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Superintendent's Update - August 2017

The start of a new academic year is one of my favorite times to visit our schools and talk with our students, families, teachers and staff. Our hallways are filled with a palpable optimism and drive to continue our momentum toward the highest levels of academic growth and success.

Community Discussion: State of St. Vrain Valley Schools & National Trends in Education

St. Vrain Valley Schools is one of the fastest growing and most innovative school districts in the nation. This is a result of strong leadership and a commitment to strengthening infrastructure, technology, high-quality instruction and overall student achievement.
 
This success is also built upon interconnected partnerships with our teachers, staff, students, parents, business and corporate partners, and elected officials. As St. Vrain launches the start of the 2017-2018 school year, St.

Classes for Elementary Teachers - Using the iPad

The St. Vrain Office of Professional Develoment is offering classes in August for elementary teachers who want to learn more about using the iPad in their classrooms.  Sign up for one or several. These classes will fill quickly!

Becoming an iPad Power User for Learning and Teaching

Discover how to make an iPad a tool for learning and teaching.  Get to know the fundamentals including Settings, Photos, and built-in apps to engage learners and develop their creativity.

Become an Online Course Instructor

With 74% of companies offering online training for employees and nearly six million students taking at least one online course as part of their degree program, online education is becoming a popular and effective format.

Meeting the Needs of Comprehensive Literacy Instruction

The St. Vrain Office of Professional Development will be offering a series of classes to support teachers using the newly adopted elementary language arts resources, ReadyGEN.  Session topics will include:

  • Using Program Resources
  • Lesson Structure
  • Supporting Skills
  • Writing 
  • Assessment
  • Small Group

Teachers will have the opportunity to collaborate in grade level sessions and learn from ReadyGEN pilot teachers using the Edthena video platform. 

St. Vrain welcomes 210 new teachers to the district

This month, 210 new educators were inducted into the St. Vrain community during a three-day New Teacher Orientation (NTO). Designed to attract and retain highly effective teachers, NTO is one of the first steps to building a strong community, fostering continued dedication and reinforcing St. Vrain's commitment to providing the best learning environment for all students.