WAETAG Conference with Lizza Vachon, Math Teacher

Posted by: David Bergler   -   Posted in: Professional Development- Nov 10, 2014 Comments Off on WAETAG Conference with Lizza Vachon, Math Teacher

It’s 6:30 a.m. when I pick up a cheerful and eager Dr. Ghosh in Greenlake.  I am a little unsure at first, but know that there’s a lot of excitement and encouragement around someone on the faculty attending the WAETAG Conference.  WAETAG, which stands for Washington Association of Educators of the Talented and Gifted, puts […]

When Reading Isn’t as Easy as A-B-C

Posted by: Laura Crandall   -   Posted in: Pedagogy/Educational Methods and Philosophies, Professional Development- Feb 27, 2013 Comments Off on When Reading Isn’t as Easy as A-B-C

How does Bright Water School teach reading? What is Bright Water School’s approach with students with learning disabilities? These are just two of the questions that came up in our recent parent survey regarding adult education topics. I often answer questions that have a universal appeal on the blog. I find this is a better […]

Upcoming Workshops

Posted by: Laura Crandall   -   Posted in: Professional Development- Dec 16, 2011 2 Comments

In March, Bright Water School faculty will attend the 2012 Special Education Conference in Shoreline.  Pedagogical Chair Trish Bondurant and Educational Support Teacher Marla Smith will attend all three days of the workshop. Below are the areas of concentration.  I will attend ‘The Big Four’: Wednesday, March 7, 2012 Evidence-based Interventions for Students Struggling with Reading, […]

Workshops: Differentiation in a Brain-Friendly Classroom

Posted by: Laura Crandall   -   Posted in: Outreach, Professional Development- Dec 03, 2011 Comments Off on Workshops: Differentiation in a Brain-Friendly Classroom

On Friday, December 2, I attended Gayle Gregory’s workshop  Differentiation in a Brain-Friendly Classroom with Pedagogical Chair Trish Bondurant and two  members of the Education Support committee, Nazneen Kateli-D’Souza (Grade Three Teacher), and Marla Smith (Education Support Teacher).  Hosted by Hamlin Robinson School, this day-long workshop provided educators with practical tools and ideas for creating a classroom that […]

Culturally Responsive Classrooms–A Workshop by Rosetta Lee

Posted by: Laura Crandall   -   Posted in: Professional Development, School Culture- Nov 17, 2011 1 Comment

On October 24, four out of five members of our Social Inclusion Committee attended a workshop by Rosetta Lee entitled ‘Culturally Responsive Classrooms’.  Ms. Lee is a math teacher at Seattle Girls’ School who leads SGS’s outreach program. Some of her presentations can be found here. Social Inclusion members are: Laura Crandall, School Director; Lauren […]