It’s a mid-August afternoon in southeastern Washington. The buzz of new school year preparations has enlivened the hallways of Prospect Point Elementary, home of the Super Stars. At lunchtime the thermometer rises over 100° outside the Walla Walla district offices, and the Director of Teaching and Learning, sitting in back, takes in the conference room before her.
She reaches for her phone and tweets:
“Full room of K–8 teachers collaboratively engaged in learning more about i‑Ready. Thanks, Curriculum Associates, for a valuable product and resources to support student growth.”
Months later, following a February session to go deeper and build momentum, Prospect Point’s principal emails that administrator: “Kudos to the PD Specialist for making the training relevant and interesting. We are excited!”
Valuable product. Supports student growth. Relevant and interesting. Excited. “That's exactly what we're going for,” says Curriculum Associates Professional Development Director, Jennifer Albrecht. “I never get tired of seeing educators tell other educators that our PD has made a difference for their students.”