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Modified Mondays support teachers and staff

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  • Erin Dunsey/Peoria Unified School District

At Copperwood Elementary School, Teachers Held Multi-leveled, Content-driven Teacher Collaboration And Discussed The Benefits Of Personalized Learning. Photo Courtesy Peoria Unified School District

The Peoria Unified School District began a new schedule for the 2017-18 school year to help support the ongoing professional development needs for Peoria Unified’s 4,000 employees. On Mondays, students release two hours early from their originally scheduled dismissal.

During a recent #ModifiedMonday, Peoria Unified staff utilized the early release time to collaborate with their peers. Foothills Elementary School, staff traveled to different sites to learn about content and grade-specific information.

At Liberty High School, teachers received hands-on practice with cutting-edge technology for their students. At Copperwood Elementary School, teachers held multi-leveled, content-driven teacher collaboration and discussed the benefits of personalized learning. Santa Fe Elementary School first-grade teacher, Jessica Neal, learned how to write grants to fund supplies in the classroom to benefit her students.

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At Liberty High School, teachers received hands-on practice with cutting-edge technology for their students. Photo courtesy Peoria Unified School District

To learn more about what Peoria Unified teachers are learning, check us out on social media using #ModifiedMonday or come see the action, in person, on any upcoming #ModifiedMonday. To view a copy of the 2017-18 school calendar, including the #ModifiedMonday schedule, click here. To visit a school during #ModifiedMonday, email

Peoria Unified, located in the Northwest Valley, serves more than 37,000 students in 34 elementary schools, seven high schools and one non-traditional high school. With ongoing open enrollment and alternative educational opportunities, the district boasts a 94 percent high school graduation rate. It is one of the largest unified school districts in Arizona and prides itself on excelling schools, award-winning teachers, high test scores, specialized signature programs and championship sports programs. The Vision of the Peoria Unified School District is “Every student, every day, prepared to shape tomorrow.”