8: Professional Development

Ongoing professional development aligned with the school’s common focus and high expectations to improve the performance of all students is critical in high-performing schools.  These professional development offerings are focused and informed by research and school/classroom-based assessments.  Appropriate instructional support and resources are provided to implement approaches and techniques learned through professional development.

1 A Guide to Common Core State Standards-Based IEPs
2 Models of Professional Development
3 Build a bridge between workshop and classroom (external link)
4 Adult Learning Theory: Titles Available at the SERC Library
5 Think outside the clock: Create time for professional learning.
6 An Example of the 90 Minute Reading Block
7 SUSTAINING SCHOOL IMPROVEMENT: Professional Learning Community
8 SUSTAINING SCHOOL IMPROVEMENT: Data-Driven Decision Making
9 SUSTAINING SCHOOL IMPROVEMENT: Professional Development
10 Best Practice Model for School Leader Evaluation and Professional Development
11 Building a New Structure For School Leadership
12 Promising Practices in CT Schools
13 Bridging the Gap Between Standards and Achievement
14 CT Guidelines for Training and Support of Paraprofessionals
15 CT Guide for the Training, Use and Supervision of Speech-Language Pathology Aides and Assistants in Connecticut
16 Best Practices for School Counseling in Connecticut
17 Effective Professional Development: Principles and Beliefs