Pirate theme announced at personalized learning

Personalized learning launch prompts staff to "teach like a pirate"
Posted on 09/05/2018

Clyde-Savannah Central School District staff were encouraged to “teach like a pirate” for the upcoming school year at the district’s personalized learning launch on Thursday, August 30. The launch, held at Clyde-Savannah Elementary School, allowed staff to attend sessions designed to enhance classroom teaching and learning.

The event kicked off in the gymnasium, where Superintendent Michael Hayden dressed up as a pirate to introduce the theme for the 2018-19 school year.  Teachers Sara Thomas and Sarah Marchitell gave an overview of the program before sending staff off to attend personalized learning sessions. Some of the session topics included: apple classroom, google forms, student-led conferences, and thinglink.

“This is truly a first of its kind event this year,” said Thomas. “We want people to understand the concepts they learn today and apply them to their classrooms.”

After the sessions, staff had lunch and could take pictures in a pirate-themed photo booth. The day concluded with application time, where departments met as teams to discuss the upcoming year.