Staff Development Poll - 2007 -Linden Feedback

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  1. What skills/curriculum areas would you like to learn more about to infuse into your classroom? Please check at least one and no more than three.
    learning strategies for differentiated instruction
    incorporated more team-building activities in class and
    visiting cooperative learning
    discussing classroom management
    discussing classroom behavior management
    four square and writing curriculum
    math problem-solving skills
    Response to intervention strategies
    learning about the book conferencing model for reading
    PEN identification process
    Reading and discussing educational trends/professional materials
    Creating website banks for curriculum/grade level

  1. What focus would you like the building to take? Please check off at least one and no more than three.
    focus and develop Olweus
    learn more about mainstreaming and inclusion of special needs children in regular education classroom
    Health/WEllness initiative
    CPR/Emergency First Aid and CERT information
    Communication skills development - especially with communicating student needs to parents
    review/introduction of the gifted child or PEN identification process
    Reading and discussing educational literature/trends and professional materials

  1. Please check off the technology items below that are most important to you by using the designated scale. Seven is most important and one is least important.
        1 2 3 4 5 6 7
    exploring centers to learn equipment - smart board, Aver key,  
    learning about Kronos and gradebook keeping  
    allowing website exploration and creating a saved bank of sites for your curriculum  
    creating a bank of videos for yourself/grade level teams from United Streaming  
    learning to podcast  
    using a whiteboard or palm PDA  
    renewing/learning powerpoint/excel skills  

  1. How would you like the staff development done in our building?
    one two-hour meeting a month in the PM
    two one-hour meetings a month in the AM
    two one-hour meetings a month in the PM
    two meetings a month with one in AM and one in PM

  1. Please add any comments about staff development or potential ideas or presenters (including yourself!)