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.
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
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
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
· 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
--Center for Responsive Schools, Inc.
Facilitator: Marianne Harcourt, Certified District RC consultant Teacher