SAISD Staff Development Focuses on "The Pursuit of Excellence"
September 4, 2007
SAISD Staff Development sessions for the 2007-2008 school year began with Convocation on August 16 and continued with numerous sessions through August 23. Educators worked together as campuses and individually by campus, as well as by grade level, department, and subject to set the pace for our new district theme, "In Pursuit of Excellence." While many groups heard outside presenters, all groups heard from principals and other campus leaders during the six days of training. SAISD teachers worked together on the best teaching techniques that will aid students in reaching their greatest potential.
Through a variety of strategies, educators reviewed ways to incorporate "hands-on" activities across the core curriculum areas while brainstorming how to incorporate the strategies into existing lesson plans. Numerous areas of instruction were addressed, including the classroom environment, materials, curriculum content, and strategies that engage student response.