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Professional Development

District Professional Development Systems

A district professional development system is the inter-related policies and practices that support professional learning by the district's workforce consistent with the requirements of state statutes and State Board of Education rules. District systems are implemented to adhere to the state's Professional Development Evaluation System Protocol Standards for Professional Development (PDF).

Professional learning is the result of the individual's commitment to improvement. The districts' professional development systems support that commitment. District professional development systems set policy and practices for development, sustained implementation, and continuous improvement of the district's workforce. The system consists of priority purposes, enabling capacities, professional learning deliverables and results-monitoring practices distributed throughout the workforce.

Each district's system is intended to improve student achievement by enhancing proficiency at instructional and leadership strategies that promote rigor and relevance throughout a standards-based curriculum, and prepare students to be college and career ready. A district's professional development system is based on growth needs and aligned with guiding expectations and requirements to provide the workforce a 21st Century professional development system that leads to a learning organization, educator and leadership effectiveness, and college and career ready students.