Sunday, 27 September 2015

Charlie Coleman, principal of Cowichan Secondary talks about collaboration on Inservice Day

Our first inservice day of the day of year has come and gone. As part of NorKam's commitment to improving student learning, we invited Charlie Coleman of Cowichan Secondary School in Duncan to come and talk to the staff about Professional Learning Communities and Response to Intervention. NorKam has been putting in place the central ideas of Professional Learning Communities for several years now and we have sent 11 of our staff off for training in the process. We wanted all of our teaching staff and certified educational assistants to receive this training, but it is very cost prohibitive. So we had the training come to us. Charlie Coleman, besides being a speaker for Solution Tree, is a principal who has lead the development of Professional Learning Communities at the elementary, middle school, and high school level. Charlie shared with staff the key attributes of PLCs and was able to share the journey of Cowichan Secondary as it engages in the process.