Program Improvement and Professional Development (PI-PD)
Each Division-funded agency has identified an agency professional development team to lead the program improvement and professional development process. This team includes an administrator and an in-house professional development specialist (IHPDS) which work together to increase student learning outcomes.
Professional Learning Communities (PLC)
An extended learning opportunity that provides teachers with regularly scheduled time to work together in job-embedded professional learning to enhance student outcomes by:
- Identifying instructional challenges,
- Planning lessons,
- Trying out solutions and/or new strategies,
- Observing and collecting data on student learning, and
- Revising lessons based on analysis.
Instructional leaders ensure that the appropriate professional development is provided to build knowledge and skills that teachers need to refine instructional lessons and reach higher student outcomes.