Fenton Area Public Schools

Curriculum and Assessment Update ~ January 8, 2016

Happy New Year!

We have an exciting year ahead of us with new science standards (implementation roll out discussions to begin soon after some elementary teachers attend PD), continued transitions from PYP and MYP, assessment analysis, PD and much more!


The administrative team is excited to offer several PD opportunities focused on Getting to Distinguished in 5D+ for interested teachers. Please see below for more information. Come to the hour long session(s), enjoy some light snacks, meet people from around the district and leave with ideas and tips to improve your teacher evaluation and raise student achievement levels. More 5D+ PD options will be available as the year progresses.


There are a few other updates this first week back which I have included below.

Getting to Distinguished in 5D+ ~ Success Criteria Quick Shop PD

Tuesday, Jan. 26th, 4-5pm

Admin Building

Looking for more information on success criteria and the connection to 5D+? Interested in learning ways to enhance your teaching and evaluation? Stop by for this hour long session specifically tied to success criteria. This PD counts as district provided PD and is led by Melody Strang.

RSVPs are enabled for this event.

Getting to Distinguished in 5D+ ~ Gradual Release of Responsibility Quick Shop PD

Tuesday, Feb. 2nd, 4-5pm

Admin Building

Learn more about what gradual release of responsibility is and the connection to 5D+ teacher evaluation tool. You will leave the PD with strategies you can implement the next day. This session counts as district provided PD and is led by Melody Strang and Heidie Ciesielski.

RSVPs are enabled for this event.

Getting to Distinguished in 5D+ ~ Scaffolding Quick Shop PD

Wednesday, Feb. 3rd, 4-5pm

Admin Building

Join us for an hour long session on scaffolding and leave with valuable information you can implement in your classroom right away. This session counts as district provided PD and is led by Melody Strang and Candice Merivirta.

RSVPs are enabled for this event.

Getting to Distinguished in 5D+ ~ Using Student Data Quick Shop PD

Tuesday, Feb. 9th, 4-5pm

Admin Building

You have all this data, now what? Come to this hour long session and gain some help in using formative and summative data to improve student achievement and your teacher evaluation. This session counts as district provided PD and is led by Melody Strang.

RSVPs are enabled for this event.

Getting to Distinguished in 5D+ ~ Getting Students to Use Data Quick Shop PD

Thursday, Feb. 11th, 4-5pm

Admin Building

How can you get students to the point in which they are using their own data to improve their performance, set goals, and more? Interested in finding out more? Come to this session led by Melody Strang and Heidie Ciesielski and count it towards your yearly district PD.

RSVPs are enabled for this event.