Four C-G-D educators look forward to professional development trip to Los Angeles

Four educators from the Clarion-Goldfield-Dows School District will soon be heading west to sunny Los Angeles. However, the women will not be lounging on the beach or seeing the sites most likely. They will actually be engaged in a rigorous 5-day professional development opportunity called a Standards Institute.

            The website for the Standards Institute describes the education conference as a “transformative five-day experience that encourages greater understanding of the research behind the standards, and also delivers the practical, day-to-day strategies that can improve instructional practice and leadership in your school.” Superintendent Dr. Bob Olson explains a little more about “standards.” He clarifies that standards are goals of what students should be achieving at different levels for different disciplines. Some standards are established at state levels, while others are established nationwide.

For the full story, see the Jan. 31st edition of the Monitor.