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Professional Development Philosophy

  • We believe that professional development honors educators' willingness to grow through life-long, continuous learning. Professional development includes opportunities for educators to:

    • Deepen understanding of content knowledge,
    • Study and implement researched-based best practices,
    • Collaborate in professional learning communities, and
    • Understand the link between new practices and student learning needs. 

    We believe that the ongoing collection of student achievement data helps identify professional development themes, which can direct "just in time" learning opportunities for educators. We believe that professional development engages educators in discussion, active participation, and reflection, culminating with implementation in the classroom.