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Emerald Coast Technical College and Walton County School District Career and Technical Education personnel participated in the 2017 Career and Adult Education Pathways Symposium in Tallahassee, FL on January 10th-11th. The purpose of the symposium was to discuss best practices for developing partnerships between potential employers, public school systems, colleges, community members and organizations. Mr. Charlie Morse, Director of Emerald Coast Technical College, was a panelist for a discussion on the topic of CareerSource Partnerships. Participants also heard from the Commissioner Pam Stewart, Chancellor Rod Duckworth, Chancellor Hershel Lyons, and Chancellor Madeline Pumariega. Submitted by Donna Honish.

Superintendent Russell Hughes is shown collaborating with a group of Mossy Head School teachers during Tuesday’s Professional Learning Day. Mossy Head School and West DeFuniak Elementary teachers attended “Instructional Strategies for ALL Learners” with teacher and author Jodi O’Meara. Teachers learned new strategies for implementing differentiated instruction within the classroom and planning instruction with intentionality to build conceptual understanding. The day provided the two schools an additional opportunity to collaborate and share instructional practices to meet students’ needs. Submitted by Elizabeth Gaither.