The MVR-III Professional Development Committee (PDC) is dedicated to promoting excellence in teaching and learning through a highly trained and innovative staff. The PDC is guided by and aligned to the MVR-III Comprehensive School Improvement Plan which states:
STRATEGIC GOAL: The district Professional Development Committee (PDC) will continue to engage in data analysis, discussions, and planning in order to establish a three to five year plan to support the professional development of educators.
2019-2020 Professional Development Goals
In order to create a systematic process that allows the continued support and long-term learning of educators, the PDC reflected on district achievement data, teacher input, and evaluation of the prior PD plan to create the following goals:
Professional Development will increase student and staff learning by….
Increasing expertise in content field
Better engaging staff with PD in areas of interest/content
Increasing the use of MMD components, as these are research-based best practices
Increasing innovation, differentiation, and engagement
Aligning Missouri Teacher Standards into our PD opportunities and Professional Growth Plans
Personalized Professional Development
The district PDC has identified a long-term systematic process of personalized learning options for our staff. Although staff and student learning needs will vary each year, our process and protocol for how we develop as a staff will follow the collective inquiry process (see figure 2 below).
Figure 2. Collective Inquiry Process for Professional Learning
Adapted from Dr. Jenni Donohoo, The Transformative Power of Collaborative Inquiry