RANDOLPH, NJ- Randolph administration is committed to continuing to learn and share as leaders and educators. As part of this mission, a team of district leaders are in Nashville, TN from September 10-12 at the Future Ready Schools Conference. Future Ready Schools is the nation’s largest network of innovative and passionate educators. Through the conference, district and school leaders collaborate with talented professionals across the country to share evidence-based practices to build rigorous and engaging student-centered learning environments in the hopes of becoming a “Future Ready” school.
“We are excited to be sending a team of educators to Nashville, TN for this two-day leadership institute as part of our district’s journey to becoming a certified “Future Ready” school district. The Future Ready initiative aligns nicely with the innovative work that we are committed to here in Randolph and offers opportunities for collaborative growth, systematic change, and a commitment to purposeful technology-infusion into our classrooms, said ”Danielle Soldivieri, Director of Elementary Education.
This opportunity for educators is one of many that the district has supported to promote staff enrichment. Superintendent Fano attended the Arts Integration Conference hosted by NJPSA/FEA at Princeton University on July 15-17 with Dave Kricheff, Ironia Principal, Frank Perrone, Visual and Performing Arts Supervisor, Alicia Cadmus, Music Teacher, and Kayleigh Russell, Elementary Teacher. The focus of the conference was infusing visual and performing arts across all areas of the curriculum.
The conference was part of the district’s efforts to move beyond having the arts simply enhance instruction and move toward Integration. The district continues to reflect on current practices prioritizing efforts to include teachers in finding ways to collaborate and identify connections across all programs. We encourage and promote opportunities for staff to take an active role in connecting the visual and performing arts into all areas of the curriculum.
Randolph was also chosen to present at the SHAPE SEL national conference on August 1st. The conference committee was impressed with the work that the district is doing in health and physical education and classroom settings. The presentation was entitled Meaningful Moves: The Power of Intention. It focused on the connections between movement, social emotional learning (SEL), and executive functions.
Jenn Fano, Superintendent of Randolph, believes that "Guiding students to develop healthy life choices and the necessary skills to work both independently, and as part of a group are crucial to their growth and development. We shared the work our district has been doing in these areas and learned about what other educators are doing around the country.”