Over the past two weeks, the elementary faculty has been extremely fortunate to learn from Dr. Joyce Pickering and Ms. Nancy Coffman. These two educators, both visiting from the Shelton School in Dallas, Texas, have been collaborating with the faculty to share their wealth of knowledge and experience. Specifically, their awareness of how to support children with learning differences has been incredibly insightful.
One of the highlights thus far was participating in a 20-hour workshop led by Dr. Pickering. In addition to building a deeper understanding of learning differences, the sessions also included training with a program designed to support language and literacy development in English. The other faculty members who completed the workshop included our Learning Support teachers, EAL (English as an Additional Language) teachers and Ms. Delgado, allowing us to establish common understandings.
Dr. Pickering and Ms. Coffman will be with us one more week before returning to the United States. Fortunately, they will return in January and again in the spring. We are very grateful for their contribution toward our ongoing commitment to school improvement.