Professional Development Overview - 2018-2019
In the 2018-2019 academic year, educators will be engaged in two building-based Professional Development (PD) days, a District Professional Development Day, a teacher return day, and six hours of professional development.
Day 1: August 27, 2018 - Professional Development Day (Teacher Return Day)
Day 2: August 28, 2018 - District Professional Development Day (District Gathering, Mandatory Training, and Faculty Meetings)
Day 3: March 11, 2019 - Building-Based Professional Development Day
Day 4: March 29, 2019 - Building-Based Professional Development Day
Day 5: Converted to six hours of PD to be completed between July 1, 2018, and June 30, 2019.
This year the District is implementing a new PD concept, which is converting the fifth PD day to six PD hours. We applaud the Associations' willingness to think outside the traditional PD structure, as the conversion of a PD day to hours represents a new PD pathway for Northborough, Southborough, and Northborough-Southborough educators. This provides educators with opportunities to personalize and align PD directly with a professional learning, student learning, school improvement, or strategic plan goal. Furthermore, the PD can align directly with the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education re-licensure requirements
To provide guidance on the six hours of PD, the District Professional Development Committee created a framework on how to organize and complete the six hours of learning. We would like to thank the PDC and the Associations for their input and feedback in the development of this framework.