Professional Learning

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.


Quick Links

CourseWhere 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 location.

All Things PLC (Professional Learning Communities)
Find 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
ASCD (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 development.

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.

Learning Forward
Learning 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
It 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.