Professional Development Opportunities

2016-2017 Professional Development Opportunities

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FY17 Professional Development Catalogue

Professional Development Evaluation

Melrose Public Schools is also a member of the Salem State Collaborative. Check their website often for upcoming offerings.

Please use the following information to assist in registering for district professional development via Aspen:

How to Register for a Professional Development Offering via Aspen

Missed a Professional Development Session?

Melrose Public Schools Professional Development Handbook

The Melrose Public Schools is committed to the professional development of all of its staff.  The following handbook outlines goals and procedures for professional development:

Melrose Public Schools Professional Development Handbook 2014 – 2015

Self-Directed Professional Development Form

A study group brings a collegial group of faculty together working on behalf of students. The goal of the study group is to improve instructional practices and/or student learning.
Criteria for a Study Group:

  • A minimum of 10 meeting hours or more (to earn 10 or more PDP’s)
  • A clear definition of the anticipated product to be produced to benefit students
  • A group facilitator and a minimum of 2 participants (including the group
  • facilitator)
  • A self-directed professional development proposal form submitted and approved
  • Record of study group attendance and hours

Self Directed Professional Development

Guidelines for Curriculum Project

Administrators, curriculum leaders, and teachers can propose projects which enhance curriculum and instruction. The focus is on revision, design and implementation of curriculum and instructional material. Specific guidelines for outcomes will be developed. All curriculum and instructional development projects must be approved through the Director of Curriculum prior to the start of the projects. Application must be submitted by a Principal or Department Chair.

Guidelines for Curriculum Project

Documentation for Grouping Activities
  • A minimum of 10 hours per topic is required for approval.
  • For recertification, Massachusetts D.O.E. regulations require educators to keep documentation of products/projects for the five-year cycle.
  • Please attach notification of approval for these activities and/or copies of PDP certificates, as applicable.
    Attach completed product documenting application of professional development.

Documentation for Grouping Multiple PD Activities

Applications for Extension of Learning
  • Educators who attend a professional conference may extend their learning by developing a documentable product/project.
  • A minimum of 10 hours per topic is required for approval.
  • For recertification, Massachusetts D.O.E. regulations require educators to keep documentation of products/projects for the five-year cycle.
  • In order to receive PDPs, all extensions of learning must have prior approval by the Office of Curriculum and Instruction.

Application For Extension Of Learning

Professional Development In District Course Proposal

As part of the overall professional development program effort, the Melrose Public Schools will support professional development activities offered by individual faculty. Staff members are encouraged to offer in-service workshops to their peers on topics of individual expertise. Proposals for workshops should be forwarded to the Director of Curriculum.

Professional Development In District Course Proposal