While area students were quick to begin celebrating their last day of school, teachers, paraprofessionals and administrators from Adams, Brown, Clinton, Fayette and Highland counties began preparing for the 2017-18 school year by attending workshops during the Summer Learning Academy held June 7-8 on the campus of Fairfield Local High School in Leesburg.
Sponsored by the Brown County Educational Service Center, Region 14 State Support Team, and Southern Ohio Educational Service Center, the Summer Learning Academy offered 30 full- or half-day sessions tailored to grade-level needs in the areas of curriculum and instruction and professional development.
Educators participated in workshops that offered new ideas and resources in Math Vocabulary and Word Problems, Using Technology in the Early Childhood Classroom, Facing your Fears – Anxiety and Autism, and Meeting the Legal Requirements of Identification and Educational Services for English Language Learners.
Other workshops offered educators the latest tips for Early Learning Development Standards, An Amazing Race Cross Curricular Challenge, Sign Language for All, and Integrating Technology to Become a Student-Centered Environment.
There were also workshops in Building Leadership Teams, Building Character, and Responding to the Challenging Student.
While classrooms may be void of students during the summer months, educators keep busy preparing for that day in August when their classrooms will once again be filled with the sights and sounds of young minds investing in their education and preparing for their futures.
Information for this article was provided by Diana Miller, who coordinates communications for several area schools.