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  • Vision Statement for Educator Professional Learning

    The Barnstable Public School Professional Development Board will serve as a resource for the system so that site-based professional development plans and system professional development plans are organized efficiently and effectively, which enhances the inclusion of staff members as part of the decision making process.  It is recognized that staff professional development will be evaluated to demonstrate its success with improved instructional strategies and academic growth for our students.

    Professional learning for educators can greatly impact student learning. Quality professional learning has seven key elements. Necessarily, the adult learning experiences are directly tied to school-wide reform efforts, vision for student learning, and goals. The experiences are connected to teacher needs as identified in self-assessment and are differentiated based on faculty members’ knowledge, experience, and/or discipline. These experiences impact student learning when they are directly tied to student outcomes and when participants create a product and/or there are expected outcomes.

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  • PD Board Members 2024 - 2025

  • PD Board Guidelines

  • Knowledge Base – Incident IQ


Supervision and Evaluation

  • 5 Step Evaluation Cycle

  • Educator Evaluation Overview - Introduction to Standard for Success


In-and-Out of District PD

  • Smart EDU

  • Administrators

  • Licensed Educators

  • Administrative Assistants

  • Paraprofessionals

  • Forms: Approvals & Reimbursement


New Staff Resources

  • New Educator Orientation

  • Mentoring Steering Committee


DESE License Certification

  • MA DESE ELAR

  • Extending an Initial License

  • Advancing or Extending a License

  • How to Renew a Professional License

  • Calendar Years and Years of Employment

  • In-District Employed Internship