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Staff Development


Staff Development in SVUSD

The Scotts Valley Unified School District is committed to ensuring success for all students through professional development for everyone who affects student learning.  High quality staff development programs are essential to creating schools in which all students and staff members are learners who continually improve their performance.  District teachers participate in a variety of other forms of staff development including workshops after school and on weekends, study groups, book clubs, visitations to other classrooms, grade level meetings, faculty meetings, conferences, one-on-one coaching, collegial planning and support networks.

Staff Development Days

In the past, one never heard about teachers continuing their education once they had completed their teaching credentials, unless they were pursuing advanced degrees.

Today, professional development is a critical component of a successful, dynamic school district.  As knowledge continues to rapidly expand in all fields, teachers must renew their knowledge in the content areas, such as science and technology. Just in the last ten years, the study of English/Language Arts, including listening, speaking, reading and writing has gained tremendous insights from the fields of linguistics and cognitive science.  In addition, teachers need to have access to the findings in the field of education.  Our goal is to translate this new information into more effective strategies to better meet the needs of our diverse population of students today.

District Staff Development for 2016-17

Other Professional Development for 2016-17