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VCS Hosts Summer Summit
Destiny Ross, above left, and Dr. Donna Blakebrough, above right, are shown standing as they lead
workshops during the school system's Summer Summit on June 21. Ross and Blakebrough are
curriculum specialists with Vance County Schools.
More than 75 educators with Vance County Schools joined together to participate in the school system's Summer Summit held on June 21, at Zeb Vance Elementary School.
Curriculum specialists and school administrators led most of the at least a dozen breakout sessions or workshops provided at the summit. The sessions were designed to provide educators with valuable, up-to-date information and strategies they can use in the classroom and throughout the schools to provide quality educational instruction to students. Participating teachers and others received education training credits for attending the sessions.
The Summer Summit offered opportunities for educators in the school system's 15 schools to collaborate and network with their peers.
Breakout sessions or workshops focused on areas including: blended learning; building math fluency; student motivation; teaching students with attention deficit disorder; framework for understanding poverty; student motivation; whole group instruction; and working with students with special needs.
The Summer Summit proved to be an ideal way for key educators to receive additional professional development at the beginning of their summer break before taking time to relax and begin preparing for the 2019-2020 school year.