teachers at work

Teachers at Work
Teachers at Work

Hagan Elementary School hosted several professional development opportunities for teachers and staff this summer. In July, the school held the district's second Technology Fellowship Program in collaboration with the Dover School District. Also in July and for the second summer in a row, the district offered the Spackenkill Summer Institute on the Teaching of Writing”for teachers of grades 3-5. Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, and 6th grade teachers were invited to attend as well. The institute mirrored Columbia's Writing Institute and is based on Lucy Calkins work.

In August, third grade teachers came back for the Spackenkill Summer Institute on the Teaching of Reading. This institute focused specifically on the implementation of the third grade level Units of Study by Teachers College.