Emphasis of Lifelong Learning

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District administrators and staff members gathered on November 6 for Superintendent’s Conference Day. This event was comprised of meetings and workshops aimed to emphasize life-long learning.

Assistant Superintendent of Schools Dr. David M. Casamento celebrated the excellent work that takes place every day while emphasizing the need for educators and students alike to continue to be life-long learners in a memo sent out prior to the Conference Day. With that, the theme for the day was “Great Professional Learning Happens Here.” 

The day begin immediately with district attendees split into groups based on their grade level and subject area.  The professional staff attended workshops at the various district buildings with many of these sessions facilitated by district staff members.  The topics for the sessions were developed by district administrators in response to feedback from a survey sent to all district staff. 

District co-teachers, who are working in the new co-teaching initiative for sixth- and ninth-grade classes at W.T Clarke Middle School, W.T. Clarke High School and Woodland Middle School, attended a session on “differentiation” at the Leon J. Campo Center. They explored strategies and best practices that can be utilized in co-taught classes. District monitors also gathered at the Campo Center, where they reviewed proper safety and security measures and were trained in Stop the Bleed and AED procedures by East Meadow Fire Department paramedics.

Other aspects of the day included grade level collaborations, STEM challenges, Google classroom training and the Balanced Mind Conference for all district music and art teachers at Molloy College. 

The district thanks all of the presenters and attendees for making this year’s Superintendent’s Conference Day an example of how Great “Professional Learning” Happens Here!