MSD of Steuben County · 400 S Martha St · Angola, IN 46703 · Phone: 260.665.2854 · Fax: 260.665.9155

Professional Development

 Professional Development


The Metropolitan School District of Steuben County knows that professional development encompasses a definition that includes formal and informal means of helping teachers and administrators learn new skills, develop new insights into strategies, and their own practice, and explore advanced understandings of content and resources. We will support teachers as they encounter new challenges and help them to continue to grow in their professional skills, understandings, and interests. The focus for professional development is tied to each school’s Improvement Plan and specific needs of their staff. 
 
The Metropolitan School District of Steuben County follows Learning Forward Standards for Professional Learning to promote ongoing professional development and to encourage:
 
 
·         Professional learning that increases educator effectiveness and results for all students occurs within Learning Communities committed to continuous improvement, collective responsibility, and goal alignment.
 
·         Professional learning that increases educator effectiveness and results for all students requires skillful Leadership who develop capacity, advocate, and create support systems for professional learning.
 
·         Professional learning that increases educator effectiveness and results for all students requires prioritizing, monitoring, and coordinating Resources for educator learning.
 
·         Professional learning that increases educator effectiveness and results for all students uses a variety of sources and types of student, educator, and system Data to plan, assess, and evaluate professional learning.
 
·         Professional learning that increases educator effectiveness and results for all students integrates theories, research, and models of human Learning Designs to achieve its intended outcomes.
 
·         Professional learning that increases educator effectiveness and results for all students applies research on change and sustains support for Implementation of professional learning for long term change.
 
·         Professional learning that increases educator effectiveness and results for all students aligns its Outcomes with educator performance and student curriculum standards.
 

 


Click on the following links for additional professional development resources.