August Professional Development Days
Prior to the school year, staff are required to attend four days of professional development (including district and building level meetings, trainings and common planning time). In the 2015-2015 School Year, staff are required to attend full day trainings on August 24, 2015; August 25, 2015; August 26, 2015; and August 31, 2015.
In addition to the required days, all staff members are required to work two additional designated "buy-out" days. In the 2015-2016 School Year, staff may choose the following days to serve as their "buy-out" days: August 13th - August 21st, August 27th - August 28th, or January 22nd. Staff must record their days with the building administrator and/or building secretary and are expected to work for the entire school day.
Professional Development Days
Beginning in the 2015-2016 School Year, staff are required to attend six full days of professional development throughout the school year. The professional development days will include training on specifically identified areas of curriculum, assessment, instruction and data collection, in addition to providing time for staff to work collaboratively in grade level, department level or district level teams on curriculum alignment and scope and sequencing. In the 2015-2016 School Year, the professional development days are: October 2nd, November 13th, January 15th, March 4th, April 22nd, and May 27th.
Other Professional Development Opportunities
For all other professional development opportunities, staff members may subscribe to the SDM Professional Development Calendar in Google Calendars.