The mission of professional development in Orland School District 135 is to promote a lifelong collaborative learning process that nourishes the growth of educators by improving their skills and abilities, both as individuals and as team members. We believe the ultimate goal of professional development is to improve learning for all students. All professional development will reflect these frameworks:
• Data Base Decisions
• Effective Teaching Practices
• Scientifically Based PracticesGoals of the Curriculum Department Professional Development:
Supports the District's strategic plan for improving student achievement.
Is driven by student needs and the skills teachers require to meet those needs.
Is sustained and intensive with opportunities for collaborative application and review.
Is designed to help teachers and other staff members meet the needs of students who learn in different ways and who come from diverse backgrounds.
Is evaluated on the basis of its impact on teacher effectiveness and student learning.
This assessment guides the subsequent professional development efforts.