Professional Development

Professional Development Mission
Attleboro Public Schools is committed to guiding and supporting all educational professionals in continuous improvement of their professional practice, which aligns to the MA Educator Professional Standards and District Learning Priorities.

Professional Development Focus
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In accordance with Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education guidelines, programs will be provided that focus on expanding educators' knowledge of standards based curriculum, personalized instruction, and comprehensive means of assessment to increase student achievement. Professional development in Attleboro is directly linked to the goals and objectives of our district's Strategic Plan and individual school improvement plans.



Goal 1: 
Strengthen Professional Culture
Develop a shared enterprise of professional collaboration in which learning is a shared responsibility among students, schools, families and the community.

Goal 2: Infusion of Technology
Continue to support the infusion and advancement of technology and digital learning to improve instruction, enhance student engagement and personalize learning in a 21st century classroom.

Goal 3: 
Personalization of Learning
To support the development of customized paths that respond and adapt to individual learning progress, motivation, and goals for all students.


2019 - 2020 PD Schedule


Date

Type of PD 

Time

August 26th

Convocation & Building Meetings

8:00 AM - 3:00 PM

August 27th

Choice Pathway

HS ALICE Training 8:00-11:00

ES ALICE Training 12:00-3:00

8:00 AM - 11:00 AM 

12:00 PM - 3:00 PM

October 11th

Choice Pathway

MS ALICE Training

Early Release

November 5th

Choice Pathway

8:00 AM - 11:00 AM

12:00 PM - 3:00 PM

January 17th

Targeted 

Early Release

February 14th

Targeted

Early Release

April 17th

Targeted 

Early Release

May - TBD

Will be determined after 1st round of spring testing @ AHS

Targeted

Early Release


 

 Early Release Day Information


Level

Student Dismissal Time 

PD Time Frame

High

10:50 AM

11:20 AM - 1:50 PM

Middle

11:30 AM

12:05 PM - 2:20 PM

Elementary

12:25 PM

1:05 PM - 3:20 PM






PD Offerings, Application and Reports
TalentEd - Sign up for Professional Development Here

TalentEd - Sign Up Tips

2018-19 Choice Pathway FAQ


2016 - 2017 Professional Culture Focus Group Report

2017 - 2018 Choice Pathway PD Survey Analysis


Mentoring


Attleboro’s Mentor Program is designed by teachers for all incoming teachers, beginning or new to Attleboro.  The program’s goal is to help ensure a fully qualified and a fully satisfied teacher in every classroom.  To that end, all incoming teachers are assigned a mentor to help acclimate them to Attleboro’s policies and procedures.  In addition, mentors provide help as needed or desired in instructional techniques, curriculum, planning, assessment, and other areas for the classroom or office.  Mentors also help new teachers network with building and system colleagues to build a support team.  The program supports new teachers in other ways as well:  new teacher-mentor meetings, a monthly newsletter, training for mentors, and current research on mentoring and teaching.  The Mentor Program maintains a website at www.apsmentorprogram.weebly.com.


District Initiatives



Center for Collaborative Education
                         (CCE)

Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports (PBIS)

PBIS WORLD

PBIS APPS


UDL
                       (UDL)

UDL Center


Center for Applied Special Technology (CAST)
  

 


English Language Learners (ELL) - Next Generation ESL Project


MA - DESE:  Low-income Education Access Project (LEAP)

Foundations for Inclusive Practice: Online Courses

  • Foundations for Inclusive Practice: Administrator
  • Foundations for Inclusive Practice: Educator
  • Overview of Course Content Download MS WORD Document
  • These courses are one option for MA educators to meet the 15 PDPs license renewal requirement related to training in strategies for effective schooling for students with disabilities and instruction of students with diverse learning styles at no cost.


    RETELL

    Other Resources

    CASEL

    Collaborative for Academic, Social and Emotional Learning (CASEL)



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