In-District Professional Development (PD)
- PD Paths
On three Wednesday afternoons over the school year, the entire PreK – 12 faculty come together for professional development. Individual educators choose one of over 15 “Paths” to attend for all three sessions. These workshops and training are all led by experts in their respective fields. Educators are given articles, books, videos, and presentations to pursue outside of the workshop time. This ability to choose a topic, lengthy exposure, and depth of exploration has proven to lead to advanced learning for our faculty and, therefore, an enriched learning experience for our students. Topics for paths include: social-emotional learning; cultural competency; using technology; and special education.
PD Paths – Wednesdays 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM | October 6, December 8, January 12
Most paths are worth 6 PDPs in work during class. You can log more PDPs into MLP for work done outside of class.
Please sign up by going into Frontline/ My Learning Plan
- Concord Fellows
Educators are offered free classes and workshops taught by expert colleagues and consultants through the Concord Fellows. Topics range from effective pedagogical practices to cultural competency to new technology. The Concord Fellows serves as the second and third-year mentoring program as well.
- Opening Day Speaker 2021-2022
Grace Lin -Author and Illustrator “Where the Mountains Meet the Moon“.
A few days before school begins each Fall for students, the entire faculty of Concord Public Schools and Concord Carlisle High School come together for a morning of professional development. During these hours, one of the strategic goals of the school districts is explored by a guest presenter or workshop leader. For the 2021-2022 school year, author Grace Lin spoke about the importance of cultural competency and representation in the literature our students read.