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Thursday, October 29, 2009

Literacy Fair at Mt. Blue High School

On October 21, 2009  Mt. Blue teachers shared literacy strategies during a early release day.  Teachers involved in the literacy initiative displayed lesson plans and student samples based on effective literacy strategies they were using in their classrooms.  One teacher even had a student attend and talk to teachers (see at the left).  What a great experience for this young man!

During the 45 minutes session,  fellow teachers visited their colleagues, asked questions, discussed the use of strategies in their own classrooms, and posted comments.

The conversations were rich, individual, and relaxed.  The enthusiasm was obvious - as was the volume!

The session was brought to closure with break out sessions chaired by groups from the literacy initiative.  Teachers were asked to bring ideas and lessons to these sessions and discuss plans for their individual classrooms.   Together, colleagues collaborated by exploring options for strategy use, tailoring strategies to individual classrooms by focusing on content and student need, and locating resources.   Bravo for a productive, teacher - friendly  staff development!

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