Gone are the days of extensively long, sit-and-get, after-school faculty meetings. Nicole Fiorito of Baltimore County's Halstead Academy describes the collaborative professional learning alternatives that have taken their place.
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Halstead Academy is a Title I school located in Baltimore County, Maryland. Halstead Academy, once a failing school, is now a model school in Baltimore County. The past year, Halstead served as a "Lighthouse School," which means it piloted the system's 1:1 initiative that provides devices to students in grades 1-3. The county has named this initiative S.T.A.T (Students and Teachers Accessing Tomorrow) and its focus has been on transforming teaching and learning. In this blog, readers will hear about lessons learned from Mr. Beal's second grade class' first year of implementation and how the school will begin year two when the 1:1 initiative goes school-wide.
Building transformative learning and a supporting 1:1 program requires dedication, hard work and vision. Principal Jennifer Mullenax explains how leadership with a clear vision made a difference for students at Halstead Academy in Baltimore County.
Hear about a Baltimore County school's active approach to student engagement from an enthusiastic teacher and two young students who absolutely love learning.