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GVMS Secondary Middle School Series: Enhancing ELA Outcomes 

Garnet Valley Middle School Participated in the 2020-2021 Secondary Middle School Series: Enhancing ELA Outcomes facilitated by the Pennsylvania Training and Technical Assistance Network (PaTTAN). PaTTAN issued a badge to Secondary, interdisciplinary teams engaged in collaborative, systematic decision-making through PVAAS, rubrics, and other data sources. Teams worked toward the goal of implementing standards-aligned, evidence-based reading and writing instruction and supplemental evidence-based intervention toward growth and enhanced problem-solving.

The secondary teams focused on skills related to Data-based Decision-making Using Early Warning System, Family Engagement, Pennsylvania Standards-Aligned High-Quality Core Instruction, Professional Learning, Response to Intervention, and Shared Ownership. 

In order to earn the badge the secondary team met the following criteria: 

  • Participate in series of professional learning opportunities.
  • Action plan for a sustainable district-wide MTSS model for improved English Language Arts instruction for all.
  • Adopt data-based decision-making to inform instruction and intervention
  • Implement evidence-based practices in secondary ELA across all tiers.
  • Meaningfully engage families

The members of the GVMS Secondary team that participated in this grant series and earned the PaTTAN badge are listed below: 

Dr. Lisa Stenz - Principal

Gerry Weinhardt - Assistant Principal

Kim Hassel-Kloss - Assistant Director of Special Education

Jamie Pitcavage - Supervisor of Curriculum and Instruction

Lauren Blong - School Psychologist

Katie Bienkowski- Literacy Coach

Tina Dean - 6th grade ELA

Angela Dilworth - 7th grade ELA

Gaby Graham - 7th grade Learning Support

Dan Provence - 8th grade ELA

Sheila Cantando - Reading Specialist/Multi-sensory Reading Support

Kris LaFave - Reading Specialist

Karen Cunningham - Reading Specialist

As a reference, the culminating slideshow is linked below: 
GVMS Secondary Middle School Series: Enhancing ELA Outcomes

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Posted by curtisj On 09 April, 2021 at 2:51 PM  

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