District Professional Development Plan for the 2018-19 school year: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.A snapshot at our professional development for the 2018-19 school year is below:
Kickoff, celebrate teaching, faculty meetings, teachers set up classrooms
Rapid Response Training with Verona PD, Department PD topics, Student Growth Objective work with pre-tests and analyzing data, Positive Coaching Alliance Training
Student Growth Objectives
Teachers will finalize Student Growth Objectives with their supervisors and principals and will upload into iObservation
Dyslexia Training - Elementary; PBSIS - HBW & VHS
Teacher Differentiated PD, Department PD topics, etc.
Vertical Articulation, SGO work, Reading/Writing Workshop K-4
Develop 2019-20 Individual 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.