The CBEA EDGE
Educator Development, Growth & Enrichment (November 2015)
Welcome to the EDGE!
This newsletter is created by the CBEA Instruction and Professional Development Committee, a committee dedicated to promoting the educational objectives of the association. These objectives include fostering the continuous improvement of instruction and curriculum in order to assist each student in realizing his or her maximum potential.
Council for the Advancement of Public Schools
To check out what other Associations in Bucks and Montgomery Counties are doing, take a look at the CAPS Facebook Page. The CAPS program (Council for the Advancement of Public Schools) is unique to the Mideastern Region of PSEA and is funded by our dues dollars. This Facebook page, similar to the one for CBEA, is dedicated to garnering the positive support of our community members for the good work done by public school teachers each day.
Course Spotlight: University of the Arts
From CB Staff Development
On November 9, CB teachers were engaged in different professional development activities throughout the district. Elementary teachers participated in professional development and collegial conversations regarding 2015-2016 building goals. Many building conversations were focused on the district goal of formative assessment. While middle school content area teachers conducted parent conferences, high school teachers and all special area teachers participated in workshops with their departments. Topics included descriptive feedback, assessment writing, co-teaching practices, technology tools to increase student engagement, and curriculum writing.
We’re excited to invite you to an upcoming iPad workshop December 10th from 4:15 to 5:15 PM at Doyle Elementary. Regardless of your comfort level using iPads in your classroom, we believe that it is important to meet regularly to share ideas, resources, and best practices. Guest presenter Brandon Lutz from the BCIU will highlight effective app use in the elementary classroom. Please consider registering for Session #10583 Elementary (K-2) iPad Integration Ideas . Please contact Jason Jaffe or Suzanne Dailey with any questions.
CB West National Art Honor Society Students Earn First “Newfield” Ribbon
Featured PSEA Member Discount: PSEA MB - Access Discount Program
Welcome to your PSEA MB - Access Discount Program discounts & deals program! Take advantage of your shiny new PSEA cards! They just arrived in the mail and you can use them to save money on restaurants, hotels, travel, automotive services, shopping and more! Use this link to register and start saving money with these valuable offers!
Barnes & Noble Educator Holiday Shopping Event in Willow Grove: December 5th
Support Small Business Saturday at the Doylestown Bookshop
Saturday, Nov. 28th, 12-3:30pm
16 South Main Street
Shop Small with the Doylestown Bookshop on Small Business Saturday (11/28). Small Business Saturday is a day dedicated to supporting small businesses across the country. Founded by American Express in 2010, this day is celebrated every year on the Saturday after Thanksgiving. This year, Small Business Saturday is on November 28th. Please come out and support our neighborhood and community!There will be free parking in town on this day! From 12:00pm to 1:30pm come and meet some local authors. They'll be sharing with you some of their favorite books as well as their own books. From 2:00pm to 3:30pm we will have some community members to talk about books that they love. From 4:00pm-5:30pm come and listen to musicians from The School of Rock.