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Tuesday, June 10, 2008

StoryTown Workshop

Thanks to the elementary teachers who attended the StoryTown workshop today. Davonia had great things to say about our teachers.

Virtually every elementary teacher in our school system signed up either for today's workshop or the one on July 15. I think that says a great deal about our teaching force. Those people who think teachers do nothing during the summer would have a rude awakening to see how many cars were at R. L. Young for those workshops today!

The StoryTown materials are starting to arrive. Many more boxes are still to come. Reading is an adoption like no other, and this particular reading adoption is like none ever before it. Since the last reading adoption, small-group instruction, assessment, and the role of technology have all grown tremendously in importance. The resources that this program is bringing are like none you have had before; hence, the number of boxes in which it is packaged will be greater than what we have seen in the past.

We have asked principals to designate a place in their buildings where all of the materials will be placed and to wait until it is all received and inventoried before releasing it to classrooms.

Thanks to Mrs. Thomas for the use of the school and her help in getting things set up. Thanks to our maintenance department for their quick action when the air was not working well. You can now hang meat in the auditorium! Also, thanks to Davonia for doing whatever needed to be done to make sure things were right for our teachers. Knowing that all of our materials would not be here for this June workshop, she and I made several trips to a rather warm warehouse to pull sample teacher editions to have on hand.

Finally, there are 17 seats still available for the full-day Get Organized! workshop sponsored by the University of Montevallo Regional Inservice Center. Montevallo is providing copies of the book free to everyone who attends. To register, go to PDWeb and search the PD catalog for Get Organized.

I hope your summer is off to a great start. Continue to check back here for news on all fronts.


At 10:43 PM, Blogger Pattie Thomas said...

R. L.Young was happy to play host to the wonderful workshops. But I would be amiss if I did not mention the WONDERFUL TREATS from Edgar's Bakery! Thanks, Dr. Buck and Mrs. Buck for supplying the eats! It was appreciated by all.


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