To utilize student data including MCAS scores to design professional development that will lead to increased student improvement and assist students in meeting the state requirements for obtaining a high school diploma and becoming college and career ready
To meet the mandates and current requirements for educators such licensure requirements, the educator evaluation tool and the RETELL initiative
To provide varied forms of professional development that focus on the use of technology as an instruction tool. Professional development in this area includes courses, workshops, and online course offerings.
To encourage and support staff to assume leadership roles in the district’s
professional development program by sharing their areas of expertise with their peers.
To design and offer professional development programs that provide teachers with methods to involve students in activities focusing on high level thinking skills.
To provide professional development in the district research based curriculum design model and assessment tools.
10. To offer teachers opportunities for collaboration across grade levels, disciplines and school districts.
11. To inform educators of out-of-district offerings relevant to individual Professional Growth and Professional Development Plans and district wide goals as such offerings become available
In order to better serve our educators professional development needs as well as to fulfill the requirements of grants whose funding supports professional development a
needs assessment must be conducted each year. This assessment is based upon”
Current mandates and legal requirements
Needs identified by teachers and administrators through various data sources such as assessments.
Input of parents and the community
Surveys of teachers and evaluations of professional development offerings. Professional development activities for the upcoming school year are planned based on this needs assessment
Professional development is funded through a variety of sources.
Annual reliable allocations from Title IIA, Perkins, SPED
Individual budgets of principals and curriculum directors