Professional Development is an integral part of teacher meetings which take place twice monthly. Training is based on test scores, teacher feedback from surveys, and educational trends and requirements such as Common Core Implementation. CORE also invites County trainers, CSU Math Project Common Core training, assessment training, special education training and other specialized training on site. All staff, including clerical staff, are encouraged to attend at least one conference or training per year off campus.
Our professional development offerings have been designed to offer the following benefits to our stakeholders:
(A) Helps attract, grow, and retain effective educators.
(B) Is a part of every educator’s experience in order to accelerate instructional improvement and support pupil learning.
(C) Is based on needs assessment of educators and tied to supporting pupil learning.
(D) Emphasizes the importance of meeting the needs of all pupils.
(E) Is grounded in a description of effective practice, as articulated in the California Standards for the Teaching Profession.
(F) Affords educators opportunities to engage with others to develop their craft, including, but not limited to, opportunities to increase their content knowledge.
(G) Ensures educators have adequate time to learn about, practice, reflect, adjust, critique, and share what educators need to ensure that all pupils, especially high-needs pupils, develop knowledge and lifelong learning skills that will help the pupils to be successful.
(H) Recognizes and utilizes expert teacher and leader skills.
(I) Attends to collective growth needs as well as educators’ individual growth needs.
(J) Contributes to a positive, collaborative, and supportive adult learning environment.
(K) Contributes to cycles of inquiry and improvement.
(L) Is not limited to a single instance, but supports educators through multiple iterations or engagements.
(M) Is based on a coherent and focused plan.
Last updated: 1/11/2019