On Monday, January 15, three CVMS staff members will be traveling to Seneca Valley Middle School to present at the Western Regional Pennsylvania Association of Middle-Level Educators (PAMLE) 2018 conference.
Seventh grade teachers Elizabeth Speicher and Amanda White will co-present #ClassroomBookADay, an innovative literary practice that they developed this year. Mrs. Speicher and Mrs. White will discuss their use of picture books to engage their students in the English classroom. The picture books are used as a bridge for building a sense of community, discussion of hard topics such as discrimination, including students at all learning levels with accessible texts, and as a springboard for more in-depth study of topics with related TED talks, and sometimes just to connect on a personal level and enjoy laugh-out-loud literature as a community of learners and CVMS citizens.
CVMS principal, Adrienne Floro will present the new Intervention & Enrichment (I & E) period that was launched this past November at CVMS. She will be presenting examples of the vast array of diverse enriching and reinforcing academic, service, technological, athletic, artistic & social activities happening throughout the MS every day between 2:27 PM-3:07 PM. Mrs. Floro will walk the attendees through the new web-based scheduling tool FlexTime Manager, that allows 764 students to successfully and efficiently move to 40+ activities at the end of each day.
CVMS is proud to announce that our school has been selected as the host site for the 2019 PAMLE conference to be held on Monday, January 21, 2019. Middle-level educators from throughout the greater Pittsburgh area will converge on CVMS on 1/21/19 to learn about the cutting-edge research and best instructional practices associated with educating 11-14-year-old learners.