School and District Professional Development

Professional Development Goals

All teachers, paraprofessionals and principals participate in a robust professional development program. This programming is designed to provide staff with the knowledge and skills they need to maximize their impact on student learning and the culture for learning. The goals of professional development represent a collaborative effort involving the Department of Teaching and Learning, all building principals, and a staff development teacher representative from each school. Staff development goals are aligned K-12 and focus on the central needs of our staff and the students they serve. The professional development goals for the 2016-2017 school year are as follows:

  • Educators engage students in meaningful relationships which increase students’ achievement and promote social and emotional growth.
  • Educators effectively collaborate with colleagues as members of vertical, grade level, subject area, specialization, and PLC teams.


2017-2018 Focus Areas and Activities

Diversity Awareness

    • Importance of Recognizing Personal Context
    • Access and Equity

Instructional Review Processes

    • PreK-5 Literacy
    • 6-12 Language Arts
    • 6-12 Mathematics
    • 6-12 Science
    • 6-12 Social Studies
    • District-wide collaboration for K-12 specialist teachers
    • Special education training

 Student Engagement Book Studies 

    • Why Students Disengage in American Schools and WHat We Can Do About It - Bernabei/Brennan
    • The Will to Lead, the Skill to Teach - Muhammad/Hollie
    • Powerful Educator - Asgedom
    • Kids Deserve It! - Nesloney/Welcome
    • Grading Smarter, Not Harder - Dueck 

UnConference (crowd-sourced professional learning where attendees determine the topics, agenda, and facilitators)



Staff Development Reports for 2016-2017

District (pdf, 556 KB)
Early Childhood (pdf, 79 KB)
Blue Heron Elementary (pdf, 31 KB)
Centennial Elementary (pdf, 186 KB)
Centerville Elementary (pdf, 79 KB)
Golden Lake Elementary (pdf, 131 KB)
Rice Lake Elementary (pdf, 33 KB)
Centennial Middle School (pdf, 102 KB)
Centennial High School (pdf, 46 KB)
CALC & Pines (pdf, 114 KB)