Staff development is results-driven, standards-based, and job-embedded. Results-driven means that, during planning, implementation and evaluation of staff development, we ask:
- What do students need to know and be able to do?
- What do educators need to know and be able to do to ensure student success?
- What staff development will ensure educators acquire the necessary skills and knowledge for implementation?
- How will we know the impact on student learning?
The Staff Development Framework for each grade level and content area will serve as a guide to help determine individual plans. It is the expectation that professionals will complete the courses in the Framework within five years of employment.
Educators in Allen ISD will, along with their administrator, with PDAS Teacher Self-Report Part I, set professional development goals each year to guide their learning. Use this plan that you devise with your administrator, along with the professional development registration system to match your professional needs. Your score on Domain VI of the PDAS appraisal will reflect these goals, along with evidence of implementation notes on the framework. At the summative conference, administrators will meet with each professional to discuss the evidence of implementation and completion of professional development.