I can’t believe that in just over a week we will be sitting in Everett High School learning from Colleen Cruz. What an opportunity! Today I was learning with the NWESD 189 Literacy Leader Cadre and it occurred to me that many teachers are overwhelmed by so many changes. We are shifting to a new teacher principal evaluation system, adopting instructional frameworks, moving toward Common Core State Standards…and other initiatives throughout Washington. It also occurred to me that Saturday, October 20th will be a great way to identify areas where we are already aligned to the Common Core State Standards and where we may do some “revision” of our instruction. Nikki Elliott Schuman will also be at the conference to share how writing will be assessed with the new Smarter Balance Assessment! How fortunate we are to have amazing educators leading our learning. Hope you can join us!
Dawn Christiana, WORD President