Experience the Mead Difference
Mead Staff Present at CAIS Conference
Some of the best professional development comes from spending a day with colleagues learning from each other – “What Works is Worth Sharing”. Participants in these Connecticut Association of Independent Schools-sponsored programs learn about best practices, lesson plans, innovative projects and pedagogical techniques that have had a significant impact on students and schools.
Our own Adam Ellyson, Meg Fein, and Jenet Dibble presented at the CAIS-CT "Teachers Helping Teachers" conference at Chase Collegiate School in Waterbury, CT on Thursday. Meg presented a workshop about different voices in poetry, and Jenet presented two sessions about creating passionate writers. They also attended various workshops about how to better the world, create paperless classrooms, use Twitter and blogging as teaching tools, and thinking about teaching beyond the four walls of our classrooms.
Mead Students Score High In Math Assessment
The Mead School students participated in a pilot assessment program conducted by the Connecticut Association of Independent Schools to measure math competencies at Connecticut independent schools. The test, Connecticut Independent School Test of Mathematics (CISTM), is a professionally designed replica of the TIMSS, The International Math Test.
Doug Lyons, President of the Connecticut Association of Independent Schools, shared the following with Director Karen Biddulph:
“The goal of the CISTM is to provide Connecticut Independent Schools with a benchmark comparison relative to students in the 26 countries in the TIMSS sample. The Mead School average student score falls in the highest band possible:
The average student score places the school at or above the achievement level of the countries in the top decile of performance (Singapore and Chinese Taipei). You and the faculty at The Mead School should be proud of this result.”
Congratulations to all of the faculty for their hard work and dedication to deep learning.