TCSD provides job-embedded professional learning experiences for teachers throughout the school year. Our primary focus areas are literacy, mathematics, and Responsive Classroom.
K - 5 Literacy Instructional Coaching is provided by Kathy King Dickman from the Center for Collaborative Classroom.
6 - 8 English Language Arts / Literacy coaching is provided by Kristi Hemingway Weatherall, an independent consultant who has years of experience working with the current middle school materials and coaching teachers.
K - 8 mathematics coaching is provided by Kristin Klingensmith from the Institute for Learning with regular remote support by both Laurie Speranzo and Kristin Klingensmith, both Mathematics fellows at the Institute.
High School mathematics coaching and support are provided by Running Horse Livingston from Mathemetize. His dates are not currently on the professional development calendar. Running Horse is also the consultant supporting the Rosebud Tribal Education Department, TCSD, and other local education organizations to develop the Sicangu Principles of Learning. We will be sharing these principles with all stakeholders sometime this fall.
Please note that each school will provide individualized professional learning for its teachers depending on their needs and their school improvement plan.