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Two Days of Workshops Set for Administrators

Two days of workshops are on tap for Huntington School District administrators when the group returns from summer vacation. The full-day sessions are scheduled for August 30-31 in the Jack Abrams School library.

"We are bringing everyone together to review some important topics," Superintendent James W. Polansky said. Participants will include central office administrators along with principals and assistant principals, district directors and department chairs.

The sessions will begin at 8 a.m. and continue to 3:15 p.m., with a mid-day break for lunch. Topics will include a review of state education law regarding annual professional performance reviews of faculty members, classroom observations and evaluations, an overview of school-based inquiry teams and data driven instruction, implementation of rubrics, increasing rigor in the classroom, benchmark assessments and a discussion of an action plan.

There will also be sessions on deliverables, metrics and evidence, an overview of common core learning standards and "shifts" in English language arts and math, fluencies and priorities, common core ELA/math exemplars and school opening concerns.

Teachers are required to report to work on Tuesday, September 6 for district, building and department meetings. However, many teachers have already been in their classrooms, putting into place equipment and supplies and preparing bulletins boards and printed materials.

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