Professional Development Information
Professional Learning is at the heart of effective teaching and learning. We seek to support the learning of our staff through grade level and district collaboration, in-house provided professional development, and attendance at outside professional seminars, conferences, meetings and collaboration around the region. The district maintains My Learning Plan to register and record professional development hours.
Highlights of our professional learning are:
Goal 1 - Structure collaboration (teamwork) and PD to support student centered pedagogy. This includes:
- Literacy instruction across all content areas
- Continuous cycle of improvement in assessment, curriculum, and instruction
- Responsive MTSS Multi Tier System of Support that is coherent and aligned
- STEM aligned 21st Century instruction
Goal 2: Culture Improvement - Enhance culture for the entire school / Dansville community. Academic achievement is dependent on the health, well-being. safety and professional practice of our faculty, staff, students and families. The District is committed to supporting and enhancing our Health & Wellness. Goal 2 will focus on 3rd and final year piloting and implementing the Leader in Me Curriculum, Empowering Instruction
Goal 3 - Improve Safety and Training - Ensure the safety and security of staff through complete training in Response to Emergency Situations and acts of violence
We offer PD in house through grade level and dept group collaboration, instructional coaching, and PD delivered from outside professionals. We also offer a wealth of professional learning opportunities at BOCES and other organizations.