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Tuesday, August 18 • 12:50pm - 2:20pm
The Value of Opening Days Activities/Building and Maintaining Classroom Community--September to June FILLING

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Getting the school year off to a good start is the goal of all teachers.  This session will provide the philosophy behind Opening Days Activities and specific strategies that teachers can use to create the foundation for a safe and harmonious classroom.                                                   
The session will also include strategies teacher can use, throughout the year, to maintain and strengthen the bonds of community; as well as how to bring effective closure to the school by keeping the energy level high at the beginning, in the middle and at the end of the school year.                                                   

Teachers will also be given the opportunity to plan their own ODAs, as well as those strategies that will help them maintain that community atmosphere throughout the year.


JD Sweet

Lead Trainer, New Phase New Ways; and Central Kitsap School District
JD Sweet has been a professional educator since 1976. He has been a Social Studies teacher at Central Kitsap High School, in the Central Kitsap School District,since 1977. JD and Elizabeth have worked together as Adjunct Professors for Seattle Pacific University; JD has worked in the same capacity for Olympic College, Bremerton, Washington. New Phase New Ways is a consulting firm of educators Elizabeth Blandin (Lead Trainer) and JD Sweet (Lead... Read More →

Tuesday August 18, 2015 12:50pm - 2:20pm