The Professional Development Task Team was formed in the spring of
2011 and given the responsibility of developing and implementing a District Plan for Professional Learning.
The purpose of the plan is to create an accountable system of
professional learning that moves the district toward a culture of
excellence and high expectations resulting in increased student
achievement. The plan is predicated upon the definition and standards
set forth by Learning Forward which outline the types of professional learning opportunities that may lead to more effective teaching and leadership.
While working on the plan, the team realized a need for a Professional Learning Catalog.
The catalog lists learning opportunities for personnel provided by the
district and other providers. These opportunities relate to district
goals and learning priorities and may be used by personnel to meet
professional growth targets.
Both the District Plan for
Professional Learning and the Professional Learning Catalog will be
reviewed and revised annually by the Professional Development Task Team.
is the district's online registration and evaluation system. All
professional learning opportunities are placed in the system so that
CLUs may be assigned. You may browse entries by category, date, or
All Things PLC (Professional Learning Communities)
the latest research, articles, tools and other education resources for
building a PLC (professional learning community) on this site. You can
also collaborate with other teachers and administrators who are
committed to enhancing student achievement.
ASCD - Educational Leadership - How Teachers Learn
(formerly the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development)
is an educational leadership organization dedicated to advancing best
practices and policies for the success of each learner. This
association provides expert and innovative solutions in professional
development, capacity building, and educational leadership essential to
the way educators learn, teach, and lead. This link provides articles
with information related to best practices for teacher professional
Learning By Doing Action Guide
This action guide is intended to assist you in the reading of and reflection upon Learning by Doing: A Handbook for Professional Learning Communities at Work, Second Edition by Richard DuFour, Rebecca DuFour, Richard Eaker, and Thomas Many.
Forward is an international membership association of learning
educators focused on increasing student achievement through more
effective professional learning. Learning Forward's purpose is ensuring
that every educator engages in effective professional learning every day
so every student achieves.
New Teacher Assistance and Assessment Plan
is the purpose of the Monroe City Schools "I Am" team to recruit and
develop talented educational personnel to become an integral part of the
academic success of all students of the Monroe City School System.