PD – Scoop (Empower)

Empower is a word that parents are hearing more about from their kids and through information sent out by our district.  Empower is a digital learning platform that has been slowly implemented into classrooms throughout our district over the past two years.  The reason our district choose this platform is that it better supports standards-based instruction by providing more clear feedback to students and parents about their child’s progress on learning standards. Over 80 teachers district wide are utilizing Empower as the learning platform in their class. Currently at East, we have eight teachers who have incorporated Empower into their classes.  Five of those teachers formed a PLC (Professional Learning Community) this year with the purpose of together exploring the program in order to expand the learning opportunities for their students. The teachers that are part of this PLC include Katie Rotunda, Dayna Melby, Emily Behning, Chris Behrens, and Ross VanHauen. The teachers involved... read more