C. JONES 7TH GRADE CURRICULUM REVIEW AND NEW FACULTY MEMBER PREP PD ID# S21196A

Posted on August 19, 2021 by Cami Jones

7/8 English Teacher

Summary of workshop/​opportunity

Ally and I reviewed the existing 7th grade curriculum, talked through changes we want to make and discussed Burke's culture, structures etc.

Triangle/Square/Circle

What are 3 things I took away/​learned?

1. Collaboration can be energizing when there's pedagogical/philosophical alignment.

2.Creative writing instruction is essential to the teaching of strong writing.

3. It's going to be a good year!


What squared with my existing practice/​beliefs?

Making well-thought-out current events connections in ELA is extremely important.

What is still circling around in my head?

How do we continue to collaborate effectively as things get busier and busier?

Would you recommend this opportunity?

Yes

PD #243