GEMS Elementary Teachers Collaborate and Plan Student Transitions

Target 2 – Leadership in a Student Centered Learning Environment
FWSU will foster development of teacher & student leaders who provide innovative opportunities for local and global student-centered learning.

Action Step – Redefine high performance in a student-centered, collaborative, technologically rich learning environment.

At his time of year one of the most important topics being discussed, both at school and at home, is classroom placement for the 2013/14 school year. Decisions regarding placement are taken extremely seriously by the staff at every FWSU school. This week many schools in our area informed students of their placement, including Georgia Elementary.


As part of this process, teachers meet in grade-level clusters to celebrate and inform next years’ teachers regarding their new students. Along with the excitement that students and families feel, teachers also eagerly anticipate welcoming new students into their classrooms. 

Teachers at Georgia Elementary gathered to discuss individual students, their classroom placement, and positive interventions that are crucial to success for next year. Important discussions focused on student assessments, progress monitoring tools, and strategic interventions that benefited different children during this current year.   


Rich, meaningful conversations occurred as teachers learned more about their incoming students. Each teacher will now have important, specific, data on students and can plan accordingly for a successful transition in to the new school year.

photo2We are all already looking ahead to another great year of teaching and learning at GEMS. Today was the first day officially looking at the path ahead!

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