Administrators and staff from throughout the district gathered at Shaw Avenue Elementary School for Superintendent’s Conference Day on Nov. 5. The day started with morning refreshments in the school’s small gymnasium as staff members from Clear Stream Avenue, Forest Road and Shaw Avenue elementary schools mingled and prepared for a full day of professional development.
Staff members selected three out of 12 different workshops to attend during the day. Facilitated by central and building administrators, teachers and outside speakers, workshop topics ranged from balanced literacy to incorporating mindfulness into social-emotional learning practices. Through the interactive workshop sessions, staff members learned how to enhance their professional skills and implement new practices into their classrooms. The day concluded on a high note with team building activities.