Sodus Professional Development
Winter Catalog (February)
The Leader in Me Book Review Learning Community Session # 5
In an effort to turn around her failing school, Muriel Summers, Principal of A.B. Combs Leadership Magnet Elementary School in Raleigh, N.C., identified leadership as her school magnet theme based on community feedback. She approached FranklinCovey as a partner in designing, developing and implementing a leadership model for her school, which drew on The 7 Habits and also incorporated Baldridge quality tools and other educational best practices. Join the District Administrative team in reading and implementing The Leader in Me in Sodus!
Utilizing eDoctrina for Data Anaylsis
SMART board training for Elementary Teachers (PreK-6)
Teach Like a Champion Book Talk
Literature and Adolescent Mental Health
Characters in stories can help us understand ourselves. Through literature, we can develop the perspective and the coping skills to deal with crisis. We might also gain an awareness of the challenges that others may face. Reading, then, isn’t just about interpreting text. Reading and class discussion can build self-esteem, foster resilience, and encourage empathy. In short, the right story at the right moment can transform a life.In this workshop, we will explore many ways to use stories to help kids deal with problems. We will discuss how to select suitable texts, how to identify the mental health issues that might be raised, and how to find additional resources to shape classroom discussion. Participants will also learn strategies to address discomfort and create a safe space. We will discuss how to avoid adding to emotional damage, and how to access appropriate support for students in crisis.