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Professional Development

Improving What We Do

Through professional development opportunities, our teachers and staff acquire and enhance the knowledge, skills, attitudes, and beliefs needed to create learning environments that help all students achieve. Ongoing improvement plays an essential role in student learning because what teachers do significantly influences the quality of the work that students do.

The district's professional development opportunities are standards-based, results-driven, and job-embedded. The aim is to ensure that:

  • All students and staff are learning and performing at high levels
  • Research-based best practices are consistently used across the District
  • Continuous improvement and life-long learning are realized

The district's professional development focus for this year is to implement educational practices that are known to reduce differences or disparities for students of color in areas such as academic achievement or growth, referrals, and participation in high-level coursework.