Professional Development

Professional Development Plan 2014-2015


PG1

Professional Growth Application


PG2

Professional Growth Completion Form


Welcome to Professional Learning at GCSC

2014-2015

All professional growth activities of GCSC will support the growth of student achievement:

1. Professional Learning of our certified staff will seek to create and grow active student engagement in all class rooms.

2. Professional Learning of our certified staff will seek to increase the rigor of all content areas in each class room to motivate 

students to learn to their potential.

3. Professional Learning of our certified staff will seek to create and foster a student's accountability for their academic growth 

measures.

4. Professional Learning of our certified staff will infuse technology into each class to increase engagement, rigor, and

responsibility for students and their learning.

Application for Professional Learning

Application for professional learning activities requires the approval of the building principal and the assistant superintendent. The process for application begins with completing the PG1 Professional Growth Application found on the Professional Development webpage or 1:1 Technology webpage of the GCSC website. The Professional Development webpage is indexed under the Employee tab. Applicants should complete and submit the PG1 form on line. Paper copies are no longer needed. The form will be electronically submitted to your building principal, supervisor and the assistant superintendent at the same time. Should either the assistant superintendent or your supervisor deny the application, the supervisor will make contact with you to inform you of the reason of the denial. All applications must be received in central office three weeks prior to the registration date of the proposed professional learning activity for out of district workshops. All in-district workshops need to be applied for two weeks before the event or as soon as possible if created for a building based workshop. Applicants will then receive communication via email from their supervisor of the status of their applications is denied. Otherwise the staff member may proceed as if the application is approved. 

Any school employee attending professional learning outside of the district should drive the corporation vehicle. Arrangements for use of the vehicle should be made by emailing or calling Dan Green (ext. 700). Mileage for the use of a personal vehicle will only be made if the district vehicle was unavailable for use. Staff members who chose to drive from their own homes will not receive reimbursement. Only one vehicle for each five persons attending may be reimbursed for mileage using US approved mileage rates.

Following participation in professional learning activities outside the district which have been approved, the teacher is required to complete a Professional Growth Completion Form (PG2). This form can also be accessed on the Professional Development webpage of the GCSC website. Reimbursement for registration fees will be made following the completion of the PG2 and the appropriate claim forms. If there is no request for reimbursement then the PG2 need not be completed unless specified by the supervisor. All knowledge learned at the workshop is considered property of GCSC if GCSC paid for the workshop.