SDDOE announces professional development package for administrators
The South Dakota Department of Education has developed a package of professional development opportunities for school administrators for the 2013-14 school year. This package focuses on implementation of Common Core standards and new evaluation systems for teachers and principals.
In addition to trainings, district administrators and teachers will be asked to complete an online survey related to Common Core implementation, Smarter Balanced assessment readiness, and teacher/principal effectiveness.
The results of the survey will be used to create a “Stop Light Report,” which will help districts identify local-level strengths and areas of critical need. Based on those results, SDDOE will sponsor one day of service for coaches/trainers to work with district leadership teams.
Click here for an outline describing the full package, which includes regional trainings, webinars, and online courses. Please take advantage of these opportunities for professional growth.