SAU#9 is committed to providing high quality, job-embedded professional development to our staff. Professional development takes place in different forms, based upon the needs of our students and educators. Our teacher workshop days provide opportunities for teachers to work in collaborative teams towards reaching school and district goals including the implementation of standards-based grading, writing high quality learning objectives, and workshop model. There are after school opportunities in the forms of instructional seminars on topics from The Skillful Teacher. Additional professional development experiences are provided through mini-courses in areas such as mathematics, literacy and technology. Teacher leaders, administrators, and consultants structure the work to encourage growth and reflection. Our elementary literacy lab cohort continues to meet together to advance knowledge and skill in developing strong literacy skills within our students and practices within our classrooms. Teachers are provided opportunities to participate in off-site conferences, and then return to the district to share their learning with others. Our newly revised Professional Development Master plan is a tool we will use to focus and drive our work.
SAU#9 Professional Development Master Plan
Summer Curriculum Project Proposals
If you are interested in engaging in curriculum work over the summer, please download, complete and submit the following form by May 26, 2017. All proposals will be reviewed by building principals and the superintendent's office. We will determine which projects will be approved for funding based upon proposal alignment to school and district goals as well as our available resources.
Summer Curriculum Project Proposal Form
Professional Development Calendar
To register for an upcoming professional development opportunity, click on the event link on the calendar.