Quality professional development that leads to school improvement is one of the most important influences on student achievement that occurs in school districts (Sergiovanni, 1996).
Mission: The East Baton Rouge Parish School System is committed to providing continuous professional learning that is standards-based, results-driven, relevant, and improves administrative leadership, teaching quality, and student achievement.
Purpose: The purpose of Professional Development is to provide the focus and structure needed to best address the professional learning of our teachers and leaders. The instructional expertise of our district, school, and teacher leaders will build the capacity of all educators within the system in order to grow all students.
Professional Development Timeline: Professional development activities will take place throughout the school year. Specific events and activities will be showcased bi-weekly in the department’s official newsletter, G.P.S.P.D. The Superintendent’s Leadership Institutes, Teacher Leader Learning meetings, as well as each core curriculum’s professional development Framework outline the dates of workshops throughout the year, although additional dates will be added based on need.
The PD Calendar provides access to upcoming professional development opportunities. It includes dates and GoSignMeUp numbers for professional development activities, including the Leadership Institutes and webinars, the Educator Effectiveness series, the Teacher Leader series, and the core content workshops. This is a living document, so workshops will be added as needs arise.