ERIE - A couple weeks before school started, Meadowlark School in Erie was bustling with educators. About 160 teachers and administrators returned early from summer break for Innovate@BVSD, a two-day professional learning opportunity aimed at providing them a chance to explore new ways of teaching and new educational tools.
“It is a great way to kick off the year,” said Kiffany Lychock, BVSD’s Director of Educational Innovation. “[The teachers] get some ideas, things they can implement in their classroom, and they network with other educators, so they get solid ideas for next year.”
This is the third year of Innovate@BVSD, but summer professional development is not new in the Boulder Valley School District.
“We’ve hosted a summer learning series like this from 2012 on,” added Kelly Sain, BVSD’s Director of Educational Technology. “Each year we’ve seen tremendous growth.”
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