CCPS to dis­cuss Es­sen­tials for Learn­ing ini­tia­tive

The Star Democrat - - LIFE -

DEN­TON — Caro­line County Pub­lic Schools Su­per­in­ten­dent Dr. Pa­tri­cia Sae­lens is host­ing a pub­lic meet­ing at 6: 30 p. m. Tues­day, Nov. 14, in the Den­ton El­e­men­tary School cafe­te­ria.

The meet­ing will up­date fam­i­lies and com­mu­nity mem­bers on school sys­tem aca­demic goals, the im­ple­men­ta­tion of rig­or­ous stan­dards and the new county ini­tia­tive, Es­sen­tials for Learn­ing.

“As we dive into the sec­ond term, it is the per­fect time to check for ev­i­dence of progress to­ward our goals,” Sae­lens said. “I am ex­cited to meet with fam­i­lies and com­mu­nity mem­bers to cel­e­brate stu­dent and teacher suc­cesses.”

Teach­ers and ad­min­is­tra­tors will be shar­ing tasks stu­dents are do­ing through­out their day, and will pro­vide ex­pe­ri­ences for par­ents and the com­mu­nity to help them bet­ter un­der­stand how ed­u­ca­tion is chang­ing to meet the learner.

As CCPS moves to in­cor­po­rate more of the skills stu­dents need — crit­i­cal think­ing, cre­ativ­ity, col­lab­o­ra­tion, com­mu­ni­ca­tion, char­ac­ter and cit­i­zen­ship — the in­struc­tional prac­tices are chang­ing.

The com­mu­nity will gain 21st-cen­tury un­der­stand­ing and ex­pe­ri­ence as to why the school sys­tem is chal­leng­ing stu­dents and in­creas­ing rigor, and what the com­mu­nity can do to sup­port this shift in in­struc­tional prac­tices.

There will be time for those in at­ten­dance to ask ques­tions. Light re­fresh­ments will be served.

CON­TRIB­UTED PHOTO

Jim and Pat Bradley of Lon­don­derry in Eas­ton were two of 50 hon­orees in­ducted into The Mary­land Se­nior Cit­i­zens Hall of Fame for 2017.

PA­TRI­CIA SAE­LENS

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