Teachers in SAU 24 schools serving students in Henniker, Weare, and Stoddard took part in specialized training in the days leading up to the start of the new school year. Teachers from Kindergarten through third grade from James Faulkner Elementary School (Stoddard), Henniker Community School and Center Woods Elementary School (Weare) received training in their new writing program, The Units of Study in Writing by Lucy Calkins. This program will begin implementation in grades K-3 this year.
Additionally, Keys to Comprehension training took place at the Henniker Community School and Weare Middle School with teachers in grades 4-8, which also includes teachers from Center Woods Upper Elementary School. Keys to Literacy trainers worked with SAU 24 teachers to implement consistent comprehension strategies. This program allows students to learn a routine for active reading and writing that is consistent as they move from grade to grade and subject to subject. High School and elementary teachers will be trained over the next few years in Keys to Comprehension.