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CCSD Staff Have Been Busy with More Than Teaching

CCSD Staff 2 - 4/30/2020 3:27:00 PM

Our staff have been working hard to adapt to new teaching formats and digital learning opportunities. On top of that, they’ve also been using this time at home to participate in a wide array of professional development opportunities that will benefit our students. Teaching staff, for example, are focusing on furthering their knowledge in literacy, STEM and blended learning.

“The district has had numerous learning sessions planned for teaching staff throughout April,” said Alissa Putnam, CCSD director of curriculum. “The sessions have been well-received by staff. They’re thrilled for the time to learn, play and improve their own practice.”

Our support staff have been busy prepping meals for student breakfast and lunch deliveries, cleaning and sanitizing district facilities or completing their own professional development online. Others are taking this time to learn about important strategies and techniques for working with students that have specific needs beyond academics. For example, behavioral staff and school counselors are learning about students on the autism spectrum, students with sensory needs, students that have trauma-related needs and more.

“All staff continue to work hard to better understand student needs and how we as a district best meet them,” said Putnam. “The well-being of our students, not solely their education, is very much a focus of the whole district right now.”