School Administrative Unit #9

Professional Development & Certification

‚ÄčProfessional Development

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 competency-based education, writing high quality learning objectives, and workshop model. There are after school opportunities in the forms of instructional seminars on topics from determined as a result of survey data from our educators. Additional professional development experiences are provided through mini-courses in areas such as Quality Performance Assessment (QPA) and leadership. 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 Professional Development Master plan is a tool we will use to focus and drive our work.

Quality Performance Assessment Training - 9/17, 10/18 & 11/14

We are excited to be bringing this professional development opportunity to you!  SAU9 will be partnering with the Center for Collaborative Education to provide a two-tiered training in Quality Performance Assessment (QPA) this fall.  The overall goal for the work will be to increase assessment literacy, developing capacity to create, review, administer and score quality performance assessments within a competency-based system. 
***Please note that participants are expected to attend all 3 days***

Registration Link


Professional Development Calendar

To register for an upcoming professional development opportunity, click on the event link on the calendar.

Quality Performance Assessment Institute - Registration is Full

Wednesday, December 6, 2017
Wednesday, January 10, 2018 Friday, March 23, 2018 (Teacher Workshop Day)


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Assistant Superintendent

Kathryn Wilson
603-447-8368 x21

Administrative Assistant
Siiri Chase
603-447-8368 x19

 Helpful Links

PD Master Plan

The New Hampshire Network

The Master Teacher  

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