Clyde-Savannah Central School District encouraged its staff to “teach like a pirate” for the upcoming school year at the recent personalized learning launch at Clyde-Savannah Elementary School.
The launch allowed staff to attend sessions designed to enhance classroom teaching and learning.
Superintendent Michael Hayden kicked off the event while dressed up as a pirate to introduce the theme for the 2018-19 school year. Teachers Sara Thomas and Sarah Marchitell gave an overview of the program before sending staff to personalized learning sessions. Covered topics included Apple Classroom, Google Forms, student-led conferences and Thinglink.
“This is truly a first-of-its-kind event this year,” Thomas said. “We want people to understand the concepts they learn today and apply them to their classrooms.”
After the sessions, staff had lunch and took pictures in a pirate-themed photo booth. The day ended with application time, where departments met as teams to discuss the upcoming year.