High quality professional development refers to rigorous and relevant content, strategies, and organizational supports that ensure the preparation and career-long development of teachers and others whose competence, expectations and actions influence the teaching and learning environment.
United States Department of Education
Higher achievement for every student through high quality instruction and effective leadership.
The Five That Drive
What do we want our students to learn?
How will we know if they have learned it?
How do we respond if they have not learned?
How can we engage students in their own learning?
How are we continually growing in our effectiveness?
Commonly Asked Questions
Where is the link to the Bloodborne Pathogens Site?
The Bloodborne Pathogens Information and Quiz is on the left hand side of the page under Online Quizzes.
How do I login to the Professional Development page to take mandatory quizzes?
You login at the top righthand corner of the webpage to take all online quizzes. If you do not sign in, your quiz will show as anonymous.
How do I enroll or check my staff development points?
Employee Self Service is now open. Go to the MPS webpage and click on Employee Resources. Scroll down to Self Service. Click on Login in the upper right hand corner. You will give your employee ID number and the last four digits of your SSN. You will be prompted to chnage your password. It is recommended that you change to something other than your normal password, so that there is greater confidentiality. Once logged in, scroll down to Training Opportunities on the left hand side. The list of courses will pop up. To enroll click the blue link on the far right side of the screen. You will click the blue "enroll" box and receive the message that you have successfully enrolled. You can add the course to your Outlook calendar for a reminder.
What professional development points are required yearly?
1 point in bloodborne pathogens, child abuse recognition and reporting, special education compliance, classroom management, diversity (multicultural), parent outreach, technology, autism (mandatory for teachers in early childhood through 3rd grade), ELL
7 points in teaching/curriculum related areas