In its ongoing efforts to increase articulation and collaboration across all the districts within the North Hunterdon-Voorhees Regional High School District, the North Hunterdon-Voorhees Superintendents Association is utilizing the full-day staff in-service day on Monday, October 14, 2019, for articulation meetings with teachers in all grade levels, PreK – 12. This will be the first time articulation meetings are being held for teachers in PreK to 5th grades. Articulation has been ongoing for superintendents and for teachers in higher grade levels to share best practices in their subject area and how to best prepare students for the transition to the 9-12th grade regional high school district.
School districts participating in this joint staff in-service day include Clinton-Glen Gardner, High Bridge, Lebanon Borough, Lebanon Township, and North Hunterdon-Voorhees.
The October 14th schedule will begin with an important keynote address on Mindset by Jerome Addison from Effective School Solutions, which is open to any interested teacher or administrator. The keynote address will focus on the importance of the contrast between a fixed versus a growth mindset and how it impacts a student’s level of success. During the second part of the morning, teachers will break out into their articulation groups, by grade level for PreK – 5, and by subject level for grades 6 – 12. After introductions, facilitators will lead a discussion on articulation goals, and then attendees will complete a needs assessment for future meeting planning.
“Our subject-area articulation groups with 8th- and 9th-grade teachers have been very successful, and we are very excited to now bring together teachers from PreK through 12 grade. I am so thankful for the support of the superintendents in working together to develop what is going to be a great day,” said Richard Broan, Director of Curriculum, Articulation, and Student Achievement for North Hunterdon-Voorhees Regional High School District.
Following the articulation meetings, teachers will return to their respective districts for other in-service activities.