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Professional Development

Background

Professional development activities enhance staff performance. The Division actively supports the professional development of its employees, believing that such an emphasis can contribute significantly to the quality of education in its schools. Responsibility for professional development is recognized as both a personal commitment and a shared enterprise, involving individual teachers and support staff and the Division.

Procedures

  1. Opportunities for professional development shall include, but not be limited to, Division, site, union and individual initiatives.
  2. The Principal of each school, in consultation with staff shall determine school procedures regarding the allocation and use of money budgeted for professional development purposes.
  3. Insofar as it is possible, school-based staff development plans shall be prepared in such a way as to support the professional growth plans of individuals on staff and also the Education Plans of both the school and the Division.
  4. System-wide staff development shall focus on in-service regarding matters of curriculum or instruction and provide a link between school-based professional development pursuits and system-wide in-service.

References:

Sections 20, 60, 61, 113 School Act

Board Policy 12 Role of the Superintendent

 

June 2008