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Successful teacher induction systems focus on student learning and teacher effectiveness. Kent Intermediate School District's new teacher program provides opportunities for new teachers to meet, collaborate, and grow in a professional learning community that supports growth and development. Sessions are carefully designed with ongoing, engaging, and reflective learning to build the capacity of new teachers with an interactive experience in a supportive environment. Novice oriented professional development will be guided by expert colleagues who are responsive to your teaching through coaching, feedback, and best practice. This series of courses is designed to advance new teachers' understanding of the strategies that can be used to increase student engagement, build constructive relationships with students and establish the routines, procedures and structures needed to improve student learning. More...


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Lights, Camera…Engagement!
Looking to do something different this year?  Searching for a way to help your students demonstrate learning as well as practice those critical skills they’ll need in their future like collaboration, critical thinking and problem-solving?  How about having them make a movie? What’s that you say?  You want something more serious, more academic?  Something that … Continue reading Lights, Camera…Engagement!
Looking for Money?
New school standards and a focus on project-based learning means investments are needed for equipment and materials to help bring learning to life. In some classrooms, even the basics of education are in short supply. “Teachers spent an average of $487 out-of-pocket to purchase items for their classrooms during the 2015 – 2016 school year … Continue reading Looking for Money?
Opportunity for Curriculum Networking and Resources
There are nearly 15,000 English Learners in Kent County schools.  Nationally, 1 in 4 students is an English Learner. How are you supporting English Learners (EL) at your school in Math, Science, Social Studies, and Language Arts? EL Coaching Network (ELCN) Last year participants from 20 districts came together to learn, discuss, and devise action … Continue reading Opportunity for Curriculum Networking and Resources

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September 11, 2016

AssisTechKnow (2016)

Join us for the 5th annual AssisTechKnow Conference – yes, it is even BETTER than last year! Register for the firstday, the second-day or BOTH! Each day will include a variety of break-out sessions on a range of topics (topics will differ each day). More half-day sessions will offer, with “Featured Speakers” from across the state providing more hands-on learning than ever before.Mike Marotta, national Assistive Technology and UDL consultant with over 25 years of experience in the field of AT and Universal Design for Learning, will join us providing two days of in-depth learning! And, as always, 60-minute break-outs will also be available covering many new topics.

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September 6, 2016

Using Workshop Model to Keep Kids Motivated (with Cris Tovani)

This daylong workshop will focus not only on the components of workshop model but also on how to use learning targets, timely feedback, and planning structures to increase student engagement. When students have ample opportunities to read, write, and discuss important ideas, literacy instruction becomes part of the routine not an add on to the curriculum. Participants will examine examples of how workshop model can be used to help them plan, instruct, and assess learning. Cris Tovani will show examples of student work and share how she uses workshop model as a planning and assessment structure to help students in all content areas stay engaged longer. 

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September 4, 2016

Kent Educational Technology Specialists (KETS)

The Kent ISD Ed Tech team is launching a regional ed tech network: Kent Educational Technology Specialists (KETS). We believe that there is great value in collaborative problem solving, continuous learning, and strong personal connections, and we want to build all that through this network.

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