Professional Development

The Greenfield Public Schools encourages professional learning opportunities for all of our educators. Please see our calendar of events, visit the Professional Development page under the Staff drop-down menu, or contact your building principal for Professional Development opportunities throughout the district.

Greenfield Public Schools has offered a comprehensive, research-based Mentoring program for all new teachers since 2014-15. In 2015-2016, the district expanded its mentoring program to teachers in their second year of teaching, with highly qualified in-district mentors trained personally by Carol Pelletier, author of the acclaimed guide Mentoring in Action.

In addition to offering numerous in-district seminars, Greenfield participates as a member district at the Collaborative for Educational Services. An updated listing of CES' professional development opportunities that may be of interest to you are available here http://www.collaborative.org/areas-focus/professional-development

Teachers should speak to their building principals about opportunities for professional learning offered by the Greenfield Public Schools, in alignment with school and district goals to enhance student learning.

PK -12 Curriculum Alignment Workshop, January 15, 2015

8am - 11am ~Greenfield High School

Audience: All PK -12 Core Academic & Support Teachers

Detailed Agenda Available in Shared Folder

11am - 12pm ~ lunch and travel time
12pm - remainder of day ~ Building Based PD
 

Behavioral Support Teams with Polly Bath,

Dec 2, Jan 28, Feb 1, Mar 3, April 5, May 11 & June 1

8am - 3pm ~Greenfield Middle School

Audience: School Behavior Support Teams

 

Teacher Supervision and Evaluation That Works, Nov & Dec (4 dates)

9am - 4pm ~Greenfield High School

Audience: All Evaluators (Administrators in GPS)

 

Curriculum Alignment Workshop, November 3, 2015

8am - 3pm ~Greenfield Middle School

Audience: All PK - 12 Core Academic & Support Teachers

 

Asbestos Training, November 3

8am - 3pm ~Greenfield High School

Audience: Custodial and Maintenance Staff

 

CPR & First Aid, October 30

8am - 3pm ~Academy of Early Learning

Audience: AEL Teachers

*Note: Special educators, Title I and all teachers were assigned teams to work with by their principals prior to today.  If you are unsure of your assignment, please see your building administrator for information when we break into small groups at 8:30am.  



Elementary School Teachers, 9/16, 4:00 PM (75 minutes), Federal Street Lab

Middle School Teachers, 9/21, 3:45 pm (75 minutes), GMS, Room 329

High School Teachers, 9/24, 2:30 PM (75 minutes), GHS, Lab TBA

 

This exciting, hands-on after-school workshop is for teachers who want support building a classroom webpage using tools at the GPSK12 site. Teachers should bring or have available to them electronic copies of materials they want to place on their site. Content can include pictures, news, information for parents, and more. Staff members will present on adding content and will remain on-site during the workshop. Printed or digital step-by-step guidelines will be provided for additional assistance. Each after-school workshop is limited to 25 participants, and will run for 75 minutes. Attendees will receive PDPs for their work.

Please sign up for a workshop using the form that displays at https://goo.gl/vxC8jR. We need your email address to give you a username at the GPSK12 website in advance of the workshop.

 

The Responsive Classroom Course

August 19 & 20,   8:30 - 3:30pm at Discovery School at Four Corners

September 19 & 26, 8:30 - 3:30pm 

 

Become a more effective teacher by learning research-based strategies that lead to:

·         Engaging academic instruction

·         Better classroom management

·         Positive learning communities

This interactive, highly practical 28-hour course is the new and improved entry-level training. It gives classroom and special area teachers everything needed to start using core Responsive Classroom teaching practices. 

--Center for Responsive Schools, Inc.  

Facilitator: Marianne Harcourt, Certified District RC consultant Teacher