Davie teachers ‘experience’ learning

Published 9:42 am Thursday, November 5, 2015

Davie Experience 3, a professional development experience for all Davie County School staff, was held on Oct. 16.

Participants selected from more than 30 sessions offered during each of the six time slots. The call for presenters began last spring as teachers were encouraged to step up as leaders and share best practices from their classroom with colleagues across the district.

Sessions were available including such topics as advanced vocabulary, STEM, digital teaching and learning, cross curricular integration, careers, and de-stressing.  The list of presenters included Davie County staff members and several guests from the community and other educational institutions.

An on-site lunch option was available provided by students in the ProStart restaurant management class under the supervision of Mandy Hines.

Staff members were given an opportunity to make recommendations through an online survey to guide sessions for Davie Experience 4.

Comments have been positive, said Beth Keville, administrative assistant – curriculum. One participant said: “It makes me proud to be a Davie County employee. The DC Experience allows us all to see how dedicated our colleagues are to our students and to their profession. So many leaders among us. Thank you for allowing a platform for us to share and unite as Professionals.”

Participants earned renewal credits toward renewing their teaching license for participating and presenting at Davie Experience 3.