Teacher Collaboration and Professional Development

C-PP teaching teams work together to build on one another's strengths, understand student needs, identify effective classroom strategies, and update curriculum. One example of this team approach is the Curriculum Committees that meet on an ongoing basis to review current instructional practices and materials. The purpose of these committees, composed of teachers and administrators, is to ensure that C-PP is using the best possible methods and tools to effectively teach students what they need to know and be able to do at the next grade level. Working together helps C-PP teachers adopt classroom practices that improve the overall experience for every C-PP student while highlighting relevance among subject areas.

Professional Development Plan:  A team of administrators, teachers, teaching assistants, a university professor, and a parent, was appointed by the Board of Education to review and revise the Professional Development Plan(PDP) in compliance with the revised section 100.2 of the Commissioner’s Regulations. The Team reviewed current literature, research, and best practices to produce a plan that builds upon the prior school district plan and the New York State Standards for Professional Development. Professional development activities will be regularly scheduled, ongoing, and consistent; they will be targeted and relevant to teacher practice and needs; grounded and contextualized within district and building goals and initiatives. The plan will include strategies for implementation that are job-embedded, context specific, results-driven, and sustainable over time. The plan will be reviewed annually by the Professional Development Steering Committee and adjusted as appropriate.

 

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