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.)
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.