An investment in high-quality, ongoing professional learning for teachers is essential to student success. The Teacher Development team, is responsible for building teacher and leader content knowledge & and capacity and driving change by creating and developing a shared vision of what excellent instruction looks like at the District, school, and classroom levels. We support through designing and facilitating content-specific professional learning opportunities for teachers and leaders, District-wide Learning days, asynchronous self-paced coursework, Teacher Development Week, New Teacher Supports, overseeing content vendor-led sessions, and modeling implementation of MSCS District Academic Foci.
Program Commitment for Teacher Development:
Educators/School Leaders/District Leaders
We are committed to ensuring that teachers and leaders understand the purpose and structure of the standards and how to effectively prepare for and implement the standards-aligned curriculum.
We are committed to modeling effective teaching strategies within each grade band.
We are committed to monitoring data that informs how professional learning is created to address student and teacher knowledge gaps.
We are committed to supporting instructional leadership teams to foster a culture of continuous learning and improvement.
We are committed to building the capacity of school leaders and providing coaching support to ensure all students receive an equitable education while maximizing the use of district resources.