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. 

Indicator of Success – Teachers embrace role of coach, facilitator and co-learner in a student-centered learning environment.

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Before students return to school, teachers from Georgia, Fairfax and Fletcher participate in two days of learning, training, collaborating and planning. In “school speak” we refer to this time as inservice.

CNQXfRYVAAAqgqKInservice (adjective) meaning

  1. (of training) intended for those actively engaged in the profession or activity concerned.
This year the full teaching faculty began the year together learning about what is new in the world of Vermont Education and what is new in Franklin West Supervisory Union. Superintendent Ned Kirsch’s welcome back presentation can be viewed here.

photo 4Day 1 of inservice training was devoted to the implementation of Schoology – our new system-wide Learning Management System. Students will begin to learn use in the first few weeks of school and parent accounts will be mailed out within that time frame as well

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Day 2 was devoted to our individual schools getting ready for our students. Faculty meetings, additional training, and time in classrooms are the focus.

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photo 2We can hardly wait for students to arrive tomorrow, a day we like to call The Best Day of the Year!

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