Montgomery County

Excellence in Co-Teaching

Categories: Montgomery County | 2017

Excellence in Co-Teaching Montgomery County Public Schools’ co-teaching practices results in a focus on all students and the belief that every child can learn and achieve at high levels.  Our co-taught classrooms are warm, inviting places where the best and brightest educators co-plan, co-teach, and co-assess and on a daily basis.  Student academic strengths and weaknesses are explicitly identified and used to guide instruction.  Student goal setting is a common practice in these classrooms; students conference with teachers to monitor their own academic progress.  Student growth is continuously celebrated as co-teaching continues to have a positive impact on student learning.  As a result of this initiative, Montgomery County Public Schools is proud to announce that Christiansburg Elementary and Blacksburg High School are the recipients of the Excellence in Co-Teaching Initiative Grant. A team from each school was selected to participate in the Virginia Department of Education Real Co-teaching of Virginia Demonstration Site Institute II during the 2016-2017 school year.  

Contact

Pat Nelson
Director of Special Education
patnelson@mcps.org
540-382-5100


Work Based Learning / Work Ready Seal

Categories: Montgomery County | 2017

Montgomery County School Superintendent, Mark Miear,  has established the goal of every student getting work experience before leaving high school. To that end, we have assigned a Work Based Learning coordinator in each of our four high schools, initiated a speaking circuit to get our message out to as many business as possible. formed a partnership with the local Chamber of Commerce to promote work experience and offered a Work Ready diploma seal collaboratively with the Chamber. To earn the Work Ready Seal, a student must participate in a work based experience ( internship or other), be rated Work Ready by their workplace mentor and pass a national Workplace Readiness Skills Exam). To date, we have increased the number of work based participants from nearly zero to over 100 in less than one semester of active recruitment.

Contact

Rick Weaver
Supervisor of CTE and Business Partners
rweaver@mcps.org
540-382-5100