Professional Development



Individual Professional Development Requirements Starting in 2015-2016 School Year


Each teacher must develop two SGO's in consultation with his/her principal at the beginning of the school year.


Each teacher must complete at least 20 hours of professional development each school year (replacing previous requirement of 100 hours over 5 years).


Click here for a summary of "What Counts" as professional development hours.


MCEA IPD Workshop Schedule - 2018

Chair: Donna Jacobson



Thank you for your feedback on the PD Academy survey. Listed below are some of the spring workshops you requested, we will send out fall’s offerings in September.


Sign-up is on a first come first serve basis. All the workshops will be in JFK Memorial High School's media center from 4-6:00.


To sign-up please email Donna Jacobson. You will receive 2 PD credits per workshop.


Date Presenter Topic
April 12, 2018

Erin Sikora

Understanding depression / anxiety and how it affects us and students in the classroom/tips on what we can do to keep the classroom a safe environment for learning.
April 18, 2018

Jaimie Grose

Recently our district purchased the tool Notability. Jaimie will demonstrate how to use this tool, along with the Google Classroom. This presentation would be geared towards those using iPads in the classroom. In addition, she also uses this tool to digitize Anchor Charts for students so they can take them with them for reference when not in the classroom.
April 25, 2018 Jennifer Timinski & Jessica Vitale Co-teaching strategies that work for all grade levels
May 2, 2018 Donna Jacobson Problem Based Learning...all grade levels
May 10, 2018 Karen Gaffney Digital Leadership...all grade levels






For more information, please read:

Overview of Revised Professional Development Regulations and Guidance for Developing the Annual PDP






Modified April 2018