By Karen Johnson, EdSurge.com | July 11, 2016
Last fall, Mancos worked with the Colorado Education Initiative (CEI) to conduct a “readiness assessment” of its ability to support and train educators to adopt the new tool. Using a collaborative process, facilitators met with school leaders and teachers to tease out the most critical professional development needs. In larger districts, a representative team often holds this “consensus meeting,” but in the 50-teacher Mancos district, the entire staff participated—and they weren’t shy about saying what they wanted.
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