- Professional Development
- Teacher Interaction
- Teacher Institute
Our teachers participate in professional development on a regular basis. Each teacher is required to have 24 hours of professional development each year. This occurs on campus, through our Region 10 Educational Service Center, speakers, curriculum meetings, and through various other educational opportunities. Professional development is integral to keeping teachers informed on scientifically-based research that relates to learning and it provides teachers with the opportunity to share with other professionals.
Book studies, mentoring of new teachers with an assigned mentor, collaborative walks to view other teachers’ classrooms and teaching strategies are all a part of ongoing professional development. Team meetings, curriculum meetings, and CARE meetings are utilized to discuss individual student concerns or needs. Teachers also meet with the elementary director two times a year to establish professional goals and to be given feedback on performance. All are integral elements to ongoing communication and professional growth for teachers.