WPS Report

WOODLAND PRIMARY SCHOOL
Mark Houk, Principal

November 1, 2010

TO:                 Michael Green, Superintendent
FROM:          
Mark Houk    
RE:                 WPS MONTHLY UPDATE

Our Learning Organization.............

This month a clear focus was on staff connecting with families for Fall Conferences. 

Our school team completed their typical very thorough process of preparing for, and connecting with families.  Conferences were very successful and I appreciate the role all on our school team place to make sure these are quality conversations.

This week we hosted our first GLAD (Guided Language Acquisition Development) Lab Day in our school.  Teachers Staci Aschoff and Melissa Sanders hosted Facilitator Roxanne Stuart as they teamed to present real-life examples of GLAD strategies at work.

We did two classroom sessions followed by debrief and teacher instruction time.

Conversations were rich and centered on teacher strategies and student responses to these efforts.  This was very empowering for our teachers working to develop these strategies.