As educators within the Verona Public Schools, our overarching goal is to continue to refine our classroom instruction and our professional practice in order to keep pace with the evolving expectations of the 21st century.   Toward that end, we have established a framework for professional development that fosters the growth of professional learning communities within our schools.  


We will be differentiating our professional development for the 2016-17 school year.  Please take a look at the chart below: 



September 1

Kickoff, celebrate teaching, faculty meetings, teachers set up classrooms

September 26

(full day)

Teacher Differentiated PD, Department PD topics, Student Growth Objective work with pre-tests, analyzing data, ...

October 10

Student Growth Objectives

October 31

Teachers will finalize Student Growth Objectives with their supervisors and principals, and will upload into iObservation

November 8

Teacher Differentiated PD, Department PD topics, etc.

February 17

Teacher Differentiated PD, Department PD topics, etc.

March 3

Vertical Articulation, SGO work (Please let me know if you would like to work with your department on a PD topic)

March 31

PARCC Training

June 2

Develop 2017-18 Professional Development Plans


The district has also established a framework for monthly grade level and department meetings to foster collaboration across buildings.  The focus of these meetings will include such topics as:

  • Student test data analysis
  • Developing Student Growth Objectives
  • Reviewing, developing, and creating rigorous common assessments
  • Vertical alignment of curriculum
  • Development of collaborative units of study utilizing the UbD framework.

The goal of all of the aforementioned professional development initiatives is to enhance teaching and learning within the Verona Public Schools.


District Professional Learning Presentations