The Mendon-Upton Regional School District we offer a full-day professional development day in March each year which is teacher-driven. We strive to provide a venue for learning on our teacher-driven professional development days where teachers have a voice and a choice in their learning opportunities. We also strive to align our professional development to our district strategic plan to foster innovative practices and create a culture of continuous improvement.
We have found from our own evaluations and research concurs that:
For March 2016, we will be combining these two models to provide a variety of session options and to also expand our PD beyond our own district's walls and invite participants from other districts. Our goal...to foster inspiration, creativity, collaboration, and innovation to be able to be applied immediately in the classroom.