It was a day off for Liberty Central School District students, but teachers and administrators were hard at work on Friday, Feb. 14, a Superintendent’s Conference Day.
Liberty’s Elementary, Middle and High School educators spent the day immersed in workshops, discussions, and other professional development opportunities.
The day included an in-depth session on Trauma-Informed Care and the effects of adverse childhood experiences on the brain. This training’s aim is to guide staff towards infusing trauma-responsive practices into their daily work.
Superintendent’s Conference Days are required by the New York State Education Department, and Liberty scheduled five for the 2019-2020 school year. Ongoing professional development keeps teachers up-to-date on new research, emerging classroom technologies, new curriculum resources and more.
Conference Days are also a chance to review state-mandated materials, go over safety protocols, and build school culture.
Liberty’s next Superintendent’s Conference Day is March 13.