We are a learning organization! Our staff are continuously learning how to better meet the needs of our students. Committed to supporting the professional learning of all our employees, SD 10 offers professional learning opportunities throughout the year.
A Framework for Teacher Professional Growth
Teachers in SD10 have a range of ways in which to develop and support their Professional Growth Plan. School-based professional learning, district professional learning teams, and collaborative inquiry teams of teachers engaged in improving practice are all ways in which our teachers further their professional growth. Teachers in the district may choose to engage in a plan for professional growth as outlined in this document in future years, rather than a formal teacher evaluation process.
Professional Development Days
Here is an overview of themes for our professional development days in the 2017-18 School Calendar. Additional professional learning for custodians, bus drivers and clerical staff is added to the options of Pro-D days or as training is needed throughout the year:
Professional Learning Opportunities for Teachers
There are many ways that teachers expand their professional practice. The district supports teacher learning through a range of learning teams which focus on improving Reading success, improving Numeracy, and enhancing student engagement as well as other evidence-based and research-informed initiatives.
“I have had great advice for overcoming what I thought were obstacles in my teaching. Meeting and discussing this with other teachers is helpful because sometimes other teachers have tried something successfully that I haven’t.” – SD10 Teacher, C2EAL Professional Learning Team