LEADING COLLABORATIVE WORKING GROUPS
At the annual Knowles Summer Meeting, Fellows participate in and lead professional development sessions for hundreds of their colleagues. Beverly organized collaborative working groups on standards-based grading at the 2014 and 2015 Knowles Summer Meetings. Finding this format to be beneficial, she suggested to her principal the addition of collaborative working groups as part of the school’s end of summer professional development. In summer 2015, the district hosted a tech fair to support approximately 100 teachers in their new 1:1 student to Chromebook environment. At the tech fair, Beverly recreated the Knowles experience by leading a collaborative working group on the basics of using Google Docs and Google Drive in the classroom.