August Staff Development, August 30, 2016—Calvary Academy, Lakewood, NJ
August 30, 2016 8:30am––August 30, 2016 3:30pm
Location: Calvary Academy
Dr. Sheryl Vasso
Meaningful instruction takes into account the uniqueness of each student and adapting curricular resources to support their pattern of learning and his/her overall ability. This presentation will explore how assessment and instruction are inseparable and the key components to reinforce effective student learning. Additionally, this session will provide educators with a variety of instructional methods that will promote effective student learning.
$25.00 per educator (includes lunch)
Please register with the school using the registration form below.
1133 E County Line Road
Lakewood, NJ 08701
There are no refunds for pre-registered events. Substitutions are allowed.
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