|The School Board of Miami-Dade County|
|Bylaws & Policies|
|Unless a specific policy has been amended and the date the policy was revised is noted at the bottom of that policy, the Bylaws and Policies of the Miami-Dade County Public Schools were adopted on May 11, 2011 and were in effect beginning July 1, 2011.|
1242 - PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT
The District will work collaboratively with the Florida Department of Education (FLDOE), public postsecondary institutions, State education foundations, consortia, and professional organizations in Florida to maintain a coordinated system of professional development in order to increase student achievement, enhance classroom instructional strategies that promote rigor and relevance throughout the curriculum, and prepare students for continuing education in the workforce. The annual plan development process shall include a review of student achievement data, District strategic goals, applicable State and Federal mandates, and input from instructional personnel and school-based administrators.
The District's comprehensive professional development plan will also incorporate school improvement plans, will align with the Florida Professional Development System Evaluation Protocol Standards, which support the framework for standards adopted by the National Staff Development Council, and will align with the Florida Principal Leadership Standards, the Florida Educator Accomplished Practices, and shall include mentoring programs such as Mentoring and Induction for New Teacher (MINT) and the assistant principal and principal induction programs.
As required by State law, the District's comprehensive professional development plan will be updated annually by September 1st. Any substantial revisions to the District's plan will be submitted to the FLDOE for review and approval. The Superintendent will annually recommend to the School Board the updated comprehensive professional development plan, so that the adoption can be submitted to the Commissioner of Education no later than October 1st of each year.
The Board will provide funding for professional development as required by State law and the General Appropriations Act and will authorize expenditures from other sources to continuously strengthen the District's system of professional development.
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