New teachers learn about CVUSD’s Area of Emphasis


Chino- Chino Valley Unified had the pleasure of welcoming 80 new teachers to the district on Tuesday, August 9 at a training session in the district’s new Professional Development Center building in Chino. New teachers for the 2016-2017 school year were comprised of both elementary and secondary teachers. Approximately half are coming to the district with prior teaching experience from another district or charter school, and half are new to the teaching career.

The day began with a welcome from Director of Professional Development Grace Lee, a message about district’s mission and vision from Deputy Superintendent Norm Enfield, and ended with Associated Chino Teachers (ACT) President Todd Hancock and ACT Vice President Kelly Larned sharing about the support teachers receive from the union. Talented facilitators, Cal Aero Preserve Academy Instructional Coach Emily Lao, Eagle Canyon Elementary Instructional Coach Janine Milligan, and Liberty Elementary Assistant Principal Dawn Zwack shared strategies to implement Critical Thinking, Common Core ELA Shift 1 & 2.

They also talked about the importance of strong classroom procedures and positive expectations for all students throughout the year. “Teaching is one of the most valuable careers,” Lee said. “It is exciting to open our new Professional Development Center with our New Teacher Training.

Chino Valley views teachers’ life-long learning as a partnership between teachers and the district. Teachers in Chino Valley are provided with multiple professional development opportunities from various experts throughout their career with Chino Valley.” The new teachers continued their professional development with site orientations on Wednesday, August 10.

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