Wednesday afternoon's K-8 Professional Development was filled with deep thinking about progressive education, the sharing of those thoughts, and reflection about Mead as a progressive school. Faculty broke into 4 groups and each teacher shared what progressive means as it applies to their daily practice with students. This exercise was helpful for many in assessing their own approaches to teaching curriculum, taking pause to understand where they are most successful, and where improvements in progressive practices can be made.
We were then joined by our Altitude Learning representative for a review of the uses and application of the concept of objectives and milestones, with the ultimate goal of helping us fulfill our progressive mission in teaching and assessment.
As educators, we are learning side by side with our students every day, yet there is still much to learn as we examine ourselves and our teaching and learning environment. These opportunities to share time together as a faculty are invaluable, as we are all committed to the growth and advancement that helps us to be the very best "Mead" we can be!