Salisbury Academy teachers attend continuing education conferences
SALISBURY — Salisbury Academy faculty and staff continue to lead by example with their commitment to lifelong learning through continuing education conferences this fall.
“As educators we greatly value continuing education. At Salisbury Academy continued learning is not just a motto, but a way of life for our faculty, staff and students,” said Head of School Diane Fisher.
Fisher and Academic Administrator Beverly Fowler attended the Southern Association of Independent Schools – MISBO Annual Conference in Atlanta, Georgia.
MISBO is a professional association of independent schools in the Southeast Region of the United States. At the conference, Fisher and Fowler were able to network with leading educators from independent schools. “It was a great opportunity to exchange ideas, network and learn more about beneficial programs for Salisbury Academy,” Fisher said.
The entire Salisbury Academy faculty and staff also attended the North Carolina Association of Independent Schools Biennial Teacher Conference in Lewisvill at Forsyth Country Day School.
During this full-day conference, they at participated in seminars with a wide range of topics including global education, using Goggle documents and applications for classroom collaboration, and iPad use in the classroom.
There were more than 200 workshops offered with topics ranging from curriculum, technology, brain-based learning and the changing landscape of education.
Pat Bassett, president of the National Association of Independent Schools, gave the keynote address about sustaining tradition while promoting innovation. He spoke about the way education has changed due to students having access to more information at their fingertips. He addressed the need for creativity, communication, collaboration, critical thinking, and character in today’s classrooms.
“The NCAIS conference provides teachers with new teaching methods and ideas to help guide our students to being 21st-Century-ready citizens,” said fifth grade teacher Brittney Wagner. “I walked away with new ideas to implement in my classroom the next day to improve my ability to differentiate my teaching, closely monitor learning, integrate more technology, and build community within my classroom.”