4410 - Professional Development Opportunities
|Policy: Professional Development Opportunities||Policy Number: 4410|
|Date of Original Policy: 07/10/2002||Date Revision Adopted: 07/14/2005|
|Reviewed by Policy Committee: 06/20/2018||Date of Next Review: 07/22/2021|
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The Board of Education shall encourage administrators to keep informed of current educational theory and practice by study, by visiting other school systems, by attendance at educational conferences, and by such other means as are appropriate.
The approval of the Superintendent shall be required for any conference attendance or visitation requested by administrators.
Participation shall be limited by available resources and reimbursement guidelines.
Professional Development Plan
The Professional Development Plan is intended to improve the quality of teaching and learning by ensuring that teachers participate in substantial professional development in order to remain current with their profession and meet the learning needs of their students.
Professional Development Plans must include a needs analysis, goals, objectives, strategies, activities and evaluation standards for professional development of the school district.
Professional Development hours required of teachers and teaching assistants will be consistent with the regulations of the State Education Department.