The Department of Professional Learning Mission is for all members to plan and actively participate in a variety of experiences that will lead to continued professional growth and renewal.  Our primary mission is to promote the continuous improvement of district staff and increase student achievement.

Department of Professional Learning Services Include:

  1. Planning for Training Needed to Meet School, District, and Staff Professional Goals
  2. Dissemination of Professional Resources
  3. Support for Professional Growth
  4. Evaluating the Effectiveness of Staff Development Activities and Programs
  5. Designing, Conducting, and Facilitating Training Activities
  6. Staff Development Center

Priority Training Areas

The Department of Professional Learning Program will provide professional development opportunities and training in the following high-priority areas:

1. Innovative Structures and Services

  • Participatory Decision Making
  • Planning for Continuous Quality Improvement
  • Professional Learning Community Implementation

2. Positive Relationships

  • Non-Violent Crisis Intervention
  • Conflict Resolution
  • Supervision/coaching

3. Engaged Learning

  • Multicultural Awareness,Curriculum Planning, and Instruction
  • Technology Integration
  • Learning Styles/Multiple Intelligences/Brain Research
  • Differentiating Instruction in Mixed-Ability Classrooms
  • Performance-Based Instruction and Assessment
  • Teaching in Extended-Time Blocks
  • Integrated/Interdisciplinary Curriculum
  • Cooperative Learning
  • Reading Improvement
  • Writing Improvement
  • Critical and Creative Thinking Skills and Processes
  • School-to-Work/Life and Career Planning
  • Reading and Writing Across the Content Areas
  • Social Emotional Learning 
  • Problem-based Learning
  • Content-specific Strategies and Practices
  • Data-driven Instructional Design and Delivery
  • Assessment Literacy