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the needs of the group in regard to pro- fessional learning and resources. Time is allocated for staff to communicate, col- laborate, and integrate selected district resources. The District provides differ- entiated PD opportunities to all staff on diverse topics including enhancing stu- dent achievement, integrating technology into the curriculum, addressing student behavior, and looking through the lense of equity and restorative practices. Penn- field Schools staff have the materials and resources available to support student learning. Professional development of the district has become more individualized. Fine arts, counselors, and physical educa- tion teachers developed a flexible training plan that allows them to attend or expe- rience professional development events that are unique to their areas of education. Pennfield allows teachers to flex their time to meet the needs of all staff. We are con- stantly seeking manners of providing pro- fessional development that are relevant to all staff. We have recently developed pro- fessional development that is embedded within the classrooms. Coaches from Cal- houn Intermediate School District con- duct visits and work with our teachers of mathematics and writing. Our last PD day saw 18 presenters brought into the district for a day that allowed staff some choice in what they attended as part of their profes- sional development. Presentations ranged from data analysis in the classroom to re- ducing the stress that is inherent as part of the profession of educator.ALYSSA DERUITER STYLIST2545 Capital Ave., SW, Battle Creek, MI 49015 269-565-1134 | www.circa6salon.comGift Certificates, Gift Packages & AVEDA Products AvailableTHE YELLOW TRUCK PEOPLECALL USfor all your electrical, heating & cooling needsPennfield Schools continues to main- tain, upgrade, and enhance our facilities in order to provide a safe environment for the academic and athletic success. We have updated athletic facilities including softball, baseball, track, and others. We have increased safety by creating a safe and secure entry in all buildings, upgrad- ing security cameras, installing special locking devices to prevent forced entry in all classroom doorways and other items to increase security. Lighting, heating and cooling upgrades, windows and other improvements have been made to support academic success. Pennfield Schools will continue to assess needs through the Fa- cilities Committee and community input.We install Eaton/Generac GeneratorsWe arean authorized Generac Sales & Service DealerPennfield Schools and the Pennfield Board of Education will continue to improve communication to support pos- itive community relations. This includes using our school messaging system and other tools (newsletters, Facebook, etc..) to increase opportunities for students, families and the community to connect to the school and support education through increased involvement.269-963-7910 • 466 Main St. Battle Creek, MI • License # Electrical – 6112007 • License # Mechanical – 7103902EDUCATION ISSUE I SCENE 4403 21

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