Monday, May 17, 2010

Horizontal Alignment--In Brief

Friday was an inservice day for teachers. The entire Language Arts department met at the high school to continue our vertical alignment initiative. What we rapidly figured out is that each grade level needed to have everything lined out before we could even think of discussing how to move from one grade level to another. 

I'm happy to say that the 8th grade Language Arts teachers had a productive Friday--deciding what skills would be taught in each grading period using what standards. Through the day of working, what I discovered about this section of my department is that they're open for collaboration. That is pretty exciting. 

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