The Loudoun County Public Schools Social Science departments will promote learning through meaningful collaborative instruction and student-centered discovery. We will provide equitable opportunities in which students are encouraged to:
· Cohorts in every subject met every other day to plan lessons, create formative assessments, analyze data from formative assessments, reflect on data from formative assessments, create common summative assessments (in some subject areas), and modify our practices to reflect common goals.
· Recognized individual accomplishment through the creation of unique, diverse departmental awards reflecting common values.
· Encouraged and facilitated original research in the social sciences through active participation in the social science fair. Coordinated with English colleagues to share resources and expertise to improve research skills.
· Participated in a peer observation program to give meaningful feedback to teachers and to discuss effective teaching strategies.