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Superintendent's Update - December 2017

Dear St. Vrain Valley Schools Community,

Replay-Reflect-Refine

The Learning Professional, the journal of Learning Forward, has published a story submitted by the St. Vrain Office of Professional Development.

St. Vrainnovation - Empowered Learning for a Strong Competitive Advantage

Across St. Vrain Valley Schools, we are advancing public education for our community, state and nation. St. Vrain prepares students for their future by giving them a strong competitive advantage that will empower their success in a complex globalized economy. Learn more in the 2017-2018 edition of St. Vrainnovation Magazine, now available online.

Superintendent's Update - October 2017

Dear St. Vrain Valley Community,

It has been an outstanding start to the academic year and I want to thank our students, families, teachers, staff and other partners for continuing to support St. Vrain Valley Schools’ drive for excellence in serving our community and advancing public education. 

Great Minds Don't Think Alike!

Over 750 St Vrain teachers, administrators and staff have taken the STEP (Student Teacher Emergenetics Program) "Great Minds Do Not Think Alike" seminar.

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.

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.

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. 

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