Administrators learn, sharpen skills at annual Summer Retreat

Liberty’s administrative team spent a recent summer week honing their skills at their annual Summer Retreat, held this year at nearby Bethel Woods.

Administrators, principals, assistant principals and others attended the four-day professional   development event, an annual opportunity to collaborate, learn and plan for the school year ahead.

Presentations included one focused on the Liberty Framework, which consists of Multi-Tiered Systems of Support (MTSS), Professional Learning Communities (PLCs), and the SAMR Model (a technology integration model to help increase digital literacy for both students and staff.)

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Liberty’s administrative team attended a 4-day Summer Retreat, which included workshops and presentations.

Workshops and training sessions also included:

  • Training on how to implement and utilize the STAR universal screener assessment, facilitated by Renaissance.
  • Right Reason Technology came to show the administrative team the new observation system.
  • Attorneys shared important legal reminders and updates.
  • A Leader In Me presentation. Leader in Me helps our students gain important “soft-skills” (social and emotional competencies). The training exposed everyone to the Leader In Me program’s “7 Healthy Habits of Highly Effective People” framework.  The 7 Healthy Habits of Highly Effective People are:
    Habit 1: Be Proactive (You’re in Charge)
    Habit 2: Begin With the End in Mind (Have a Plan)
    Habit 3: Put First Things First (Work First, Then Play)
    Habit 4: Think Win-Win (Everyone Can Win)
    Habit 5: Seek First to Understand, Then to Be Understood (Listen Before You Talk)
    Habit 6: Synergize (Together Is Better)
    Habit 7: Sharpen the Saw (Balance Feels Best)

Bethel Woods hosted the retreat at no facilities charge to the district.