Brainstorming about Communities of Practices

-Conduct other training back with other teachers
-Regular weekly meetings
-From today on bring up New Lit discussion each week
-Rewrite our lesson plans with New Lit in mind
-Organize activities for teachers outside of working hours. Need to know each other better for collaboration
-How can we increase exposure of our students to English?
-How can we collaborate between Elementary, Middle & High School?
-Weekly meeting with AP Math teachers about varying approaches to teaching AP Calc
-Need more meetings as a group of science teachers
-Connection between BRS and NCSU
-Access to software and technology
-Would like to bring all the students and faculty together once a week for an assembly to build community
-More subject-based trainings
-We need follow-through for PD
-A system of communication where ideas can be brought forward and considered. A process that everyone can agree on
-Resources for teaching are limited, what materials can NCSU give us for teaching? Discipline specific resources.
-Chinese lessons for foreign teachers
-Student access to the internet
-More real-life scenarios for our students
-Teachers should speak in English outside of the classroom
-Meet during the school day
-Teacher's Lounge
- Have an "English" Day
-The two schools are too separate and need to interact more
-Need to change the culture of our school at a young age
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