Del Mar school board approves professional development contracts

Five more Del Mar Union School District schools will have teachers go through Cognitively Guided Instruction (CGI) professional development this year.

Shelley Peterson, new assistant superintendent of instructional services, said CGI provides teachers access to research about children’s mathematical thinking, enabling them to provide instruction based on that information. The aim is to provide a rigorous instruction program aligned with 21st century skills and preparing for the implementation of the new Common Core Standards (CSC) assessment.

In 2011-12, the district began CGI with Ashley Falls and Del Mar Hills. In 2012-13, training will expand to Carmel Del Mar, Ocean Air, Sage Canyon, Sycamore Ridge and Torrey Hills. Del Mar Heights opted not to participate.

The program, approved by the board at the Aug. 15 meeting, costs $48,000 with substitutes for training workshops and coaching.

Since beginning CGI, Peterson said “profound improvements” in student performance have been seen in data and assessments collected by teachers.

Teachers participated in workshops this summer and will undergo training during the school day during the year. Job-imbedded training not only guarantees attendance but is the most cost-effective, Peterson said.

“We’re cognizant of the budget concerns and given that, we’ve been very purposeful in the staff development we select but we can’t afford to stand still,” Peterson said.

At the meeting, another $47,000 professional development program was approved for Torrey Hills called Just Think. The literacy program aims to get students to think more deeply and critically about literature. It was Principal Barbara Boone’s desire to bring the program to her school and, if successful, could be introduced at other district schools.

Related posts:

  1. New professional development for math instruction approved
  2. Board approves expanded cell tower at Torrey Pines High School
  3. Del Mar school district board approves change to intradistrict transfer policy
  4. Del Mar Schools Education Foundation presents check to Del Mar school board
  5. High school district board approves bond for November ballot

Short URL: http://www.delmartimes.net/?p=39032

Posted by Staff on Aug 21, 2012. Filed under News, Schools. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0. You can leave a response or trackback to this entry

Leave a Reply

Archives

Facebook

Bottom Buttons 1

Bottom Buttons 2

Bottom Buttons 3

Bottom Buttons 4

Bottom Buttons 5

Bottom Buttons 6

LA JOLLA NEWS

RANCHO SANTA FE NEWS

RANCHO SANTA FE NEWS

RSS RANCHO SANTA FE NEWS

  • Rancho Santa Fe Golf Club Ladies Golf Tournament to raise funds for breast cancer research
    October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and the women of the Rancho Santa Fe Golf Club have organized an annual tournament for 13 years raising funds for organizations whose focus is the treatment and/or cure and prevention of breast cancer. Deana Ingalls and a capable and creative committee are organizing another Breast Cancer Benefit Tournament on Oct. 1 […]
  • Couple pleads guilty in fraud case involving Rancho Santa Fe broker
    A real estate investor and his wife pleaded guilty Sept. 30 to conspiring with a Rancho Santa Fe broker and others to defraud mortgage lenders and impede the Internal Revenue Service. Grant McCollough, 38, and his 36-year-old wife, Marisa, pleaded guilty to conspiracy to commit wire fraud and defrauding the United States. Both face up to five years in prison […]
  • Village Church Installation of Rev. Dr. Neal Presa
    An installation of the Rev. Dr. Neal Presa, one of the Associate Pastors of the Village Church, was held Sept. 28 […]