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Philomath School District

Professional Learning






Why Professional Development?

Professional development, otherwise referred to as professional learning, is the core of teacher growth and development. Learning Forward (formerly the National Staff Development Council) has provided years of key research and support for professional learning in schools. Learning Forward defines professional development as “a comprehensive, sustained, intensive and collaborative approach to improving teachers’ and principals’ effectiveness in raising student achievement”.  learn more... PDF


Early Release

Fridays are early release days to allow Professional development for our staff. 

Professional Learning Calendars

Differentiating Professional Learning Calendar Terminology

Below are the calendars with the schedule of different professional learning activities:

September 2017 - June 2018 Professional Learning Calendar

September 2017 - June 2018 Classified Calendar

June 2017

May 2017

Updated April May June Classified 2017

April 2017

March 2017

February March April Classified 2017

February 2017

January 2017

December 2016

November 2016

October November December Classified 2016

October 2016

September 2016