This page will store information about the Staff Development Days at Pioneer Central Schools

The staff development materials are listed on this page in order from the most recent staff development days to materials from 2007. For quick access to specific materials, use this directory listing of individual Staff Development days:


November 2009
October 2009
Hope Foundation Conference Summer 2009
Summer 2009
May 2009
March 2009
November 2008
September 2008
Summer 2008
April 2008
March 2008
February 2008
November 2007
Model Schools Projects 2007-2008

Resources for Summer 2009 Work

Staff Development Materials for May 22, 2009

Project-Based Learning

Staff Development Materials for March 13, 2009

SCRIBES - Thanks for helping and click on the discussion tab above to post your notes from your session! Think about whether this would be effective in your classrooms - asking a student to document notes from your lesson and post for you?

21st Century Skills

What do you know about this child's reading?

Here is an updated version of the Karl Fisch Did You Know? video, updated to reflect 2008 numbers:

Did You Know 2008.mp4

Staff Development Materials for November 2008

Staff Development Materials for September 2008 based on Summer 2008 work

Summer 2008

-The following presentation was given at the Western New York Professional Learning group through BOCES re the integration of Web 2.0 technologies at Pioneer

Pioneer WNY-PLP Presentation April, 2008

March 14, 2008 Staff Development Day

Click on this link to access the short video on "what is a blog"? Blogs, wikis and podcasting

SCRIBES - Thanks for helping and click on the discussion tab above to post your notes from your session!

Staff Development Survey for March 14, 2008: Please click on this link to enter the blog to post a comment to these survey questions Please take a few moments and let us know if the time you spent today was valuable in working towards aligning curriculum through the work you did on the Big Ideas and Essential Questions in your maps:
  1. How does linking knowledge and skills to a greater purpose impact deep understanding of concepts?
  2. What do all students need to know and be able to do?
  3. How do we teach so that all students will learn?
  4. Is there anything you would like varied in order to make a staff development day such as today more valuable?

February 15th Staff Development Day

Technology - blogs, wikis and podcasting===

Big Ideas Notes

November 19, 2007 Staff Development Day


The following are 2007-08 Model School participant projects - where teachers incorporated technology into their lesson plans and analyzed the results:

Lisa Byers, Madeline Hall and Kathy Vetter

Colleen Clester, Carrie Hirsch, and Peggy Wiedemann

Lynn Hazen

Louise Herrick

Stephanie Jordan

Pamela Osgood

Kimberly Pierce

Kristine Smith

Bonny Stewart

Tina Treichler

Bill Ryan