Teachers, staff get their own "school day"

Teachers, staff get their own "school day"
Posted on 02/16/2017
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Thursday, February 16, 2017


Classroom teachers, staff to attend district’s

fourth ‘Best Practices’ professional training


BEAUFORT – Beaufort County students and educators will trade places next Monday.  While students enjoy the Presidents Day holiday and take the day off, teachers and school staff will be in class, hard at work. 


Nearly 2,000 classroom teachers and school staff will attend a full day of professional development training at multiple sites as the school district hosts its fourth annual “Best Practices Day.”  The mid-year event is an opportunity for local educators to expand their knowledge and enhance their skills.


More than 100 sessions will be offered, with topics for teachers ranging from “Classroom Management Strategies” and “Using Case Studies to Increase Interest and Achievement in High School Earth Science” to “Progress Monitoring Made Simple” to “Paint, Glitter and Glue, Oh, My! Arts Integration in PreK.”  Support staff can sign up for special sessions geared to their responsibilities.


Presenters will be district teachers, support staff and leaders who are well-versed in their topics.


“We have outstanding classroom professionals and school staff in our district, people who are experts at what they do,” said Superintendent Jeff Moss.  “Our annual ‘Best Practices Day’ lets us leverage that expertise and make our teachers and staff more effective, which ultimately benefits students.”


N’Kia Campbell, who coordinates professional development for the district, said “Best Practices Day” offers staff members the opportunity to learn from the district’s top professionals.


“Our teachers and staff have given this event very positive evaluations during its first three years, and this year’s menu of classes will generate a lot of excitement,” Campbell said.