The Nyack Teacher Center Projects Program offers awards ranging from $50-$500 to help staff members meet their own professional goals by developing unique projects that enhance student learning and higher practice. The Standards and Assessments Projects: Supporting Best Practices offers awards ranging from $500-$2425 and encourage collaboration while addressing the Common Core Standards. Awards support efforts in design and implementation of innovative activities aimed at improving teaching and learning.
Tracey Richmond and the third grade team at Valley Cottage Elementary submitted a proposal to purchase student licenses to a Common Core Standards-based technology support program. The tool will allow teachers to better differentiate instruction that meets specific student needs. In addition, students can use the resource from home to continue building their reading and math skills. As part of receiving the projects award, participants will be responsible for tracking student data for the remained of this year and again in September to identify if the resource was successful in helping to combat summer learning loss. They will also track the progress of the entire third grade for the 2017-18 year, reporting results to the Policy Board. Congratulations to the teachers and we look forward to hearing about the progress of the students.