El Dorado Union HSD | BP 4131 Personnel
The Governing Board believes that, in order to maximize student learning and achievement, certificated staff must be continuously learning, and improving their skills. The Superintendent or designee shall develop a program of ongoing professional development which includes opportunities for teachers to enhance their instructional and classroom management skills and become informed about changes in pedagogy and subject matter.
(cf. 6111 - School Calendar)
The district's staff development program shall assist certificated staff in developing knowledge and skills, including, but not be limited to:
1. Mastery of discipline-based knowledge, including academic content in the core curriculum and academic standards.
(cf. 6011 - Academic Standards)
(cf. 6142.1 - Sexual Health and HIV/AIDS Prevention Instruction)
(cf. 6142.3 - Civic Education)
(cf. 6142.5 - Environmental Education)
(cf. 6142.6 - Visual and Performing Arts Education)
(cf. 6142.7 - Physical Education)
(cf. 6142.8 - Comprehensive Health Education)
(cf. 6142.91 - Reading/Language Arts Instruction)
(cf. 6142.92 - Mathematics Instruction)
(cf. 6142.93 - Science Instruction)
2. Use of effective, subject-specific teaching methods, strategies, and skills.
3. Use of technologies to enhance instruction.
(cf. 0440 - District Technology Plan)
4. Sensitivity to and ability to meet the needs of diverse student populations, including, but not limited to, students of various racial and ethnic groups, students with disabilities, English language learners, economically disadvantaged students, gifted and talented students, and at-risk students.
(cf. 4112.22 - Staff Teaching Students of Limited English Proficiency)
(cf. 4112.23 - Special Education Staff)
(cf. 5147 - Dropout Prevention)
(cf. 5149 - At-Risk Students)
(cf. 6141.5 - Advanced Placement)
(cf. 6171 - Title I Programs)
(cf. 6172 - Gifted and Talented Student Program)
(cf. 6173 - Education for Homeless Children)
(cf. 6173.1 - Education for Foster Youth)
(cf. 6174 - Education for English Language Learners)
(cf. 6175 - Migrant Education Program)
5. Understanding of how academic and career technical instruction can be integrated and implemented to increase student learning.
(cf. 6178 - Career Technical Education)
6. Knowledge of strategies that enable parents/guardians to participate fully and effectively in their children(s education.
(cf. 1240 - Volunteer Assistance)
(cf. 5020 - Parent Rights and Responsibilities)
(cf. 6020 - Parent Involvement)
7. Effective classroom management skills and strategies for establishing a climate that promotes respect, fairness, and discipline, including conflict resolution, intolerance, and hatred prevention.
(cf. 5137 - Positive School Climate)
(cf. 5138 - Conflict Resolution/Peer Mediation)
(cf. 5145.9 - Hate-Motivated Behavior)
8. Ability to relate to students, understand their various stages of growth and development, and motivate them to learn.
9. Ability to interpret and use data and assessment results to guide instruction.
(cf. 5121 - Grades/Evaluation of Student Performance)
(cf. 6162.5 - Student Assessment)
10. Knowledge of topics related to student health, safety, and welfare.
(cf. 0450 - Comprehensive Safety Plan)
(cf. 3515.5 - Sex Offender Notification)
(cf. 5030 - Student Wellness)
(cf. 5131.6 - Alcohol and Other Drugs)
(cf. 5131.63 - Steroids)
(cf. 5141.21 - Administering Medication and Monitoring Health Conditions)
(cf. 5141.4 - Child Abuse Prevention and Reporting)
(cf. 5141.52 - Suicide Prevention)
(cf. 5145.3 - Nondiscrimination/Harassment)
(cf. 5145.7 - Sexual Harassment)
11. Knowledge of topics related to employee health, safety, and security.
(cf. 4157/4257/4357 - Employee Safety)
The Superintendent or designee may, in conjunction with individual teachers, develop an individualized program of professional growth which contributes to competence, performance, and effectiveness in teaching and classroom assignments and, as necessary, assists them in meeting state or federal requirements.
(cf. 4112.2 - Certification)
(cf. 4112.21 - Interns)
(cf. 4112.24 - Teacher Qualifications Under the No Child Left Behind Act)
(cf. 4131.1 - Beginning Teacher Support/Induction)
The district's staff evaluation process may be used to recommend additional staff development for individual employees.
(cf. 4115 - Evaluation/Supervision)
(cf. 4139 - Peer Assistance and Review)
The Superintendent or designee may involve teachers, site and district administrators, and others, as appropriate, in the development of the district's staff development program. He/she shall ensure that the district(s staff development program is aligned with district priorities for student achievement, school improvement objectives, and school plans.
(cf. 0000 - Vision)
(cf. 0200 - Goals for the School District)
(cf. 0420 - School Plans/Site Councils)
(cf. 0420.1 - School-Based Program Coordination)
(cf. 0520.1 - High Priority Schools Grant Program)
(cf. 0520.2 - Title I Program Improvement Schools)
(cf. 0520.3 - Title I Program Improvement Districts)
(cf. 0520.4 - Quality Education Investment Schools)
The Board may budget funds for actual and reasonable expenses incurred by staff who participate in staff development activities.
(cf. 3100 - Budget)
(cf. 3350 - Travel Expenses)
The Superintendent or designee shall provide a means for continual evaluation of the benefit of staff development activities to both staff and students and shall regularly report to the Board regarding the effectiveness of the staff development program. Based on the Superintendent(s report, the Board may revise the program as necessary to ensure that the staff development program supports the district(s priorities for student achievement.
(cf. 0500 - Accountability)
44032 Travel expense payment
44259.5 Standards for teacher preparation
44277 Professional growth programs for individual teachers
44735 Teaching as a Priority Block Grant; teacher recruitment and retention in high-priority schools
45028 Salary schedule and exceptions
48980 Notification of parents/guardians: schedule of minimum days
52055.600-52055.662 High Priority Schools Grant Program
REPEALED EDUCATION CODE FOR CATEGORICAL PROGRAMS
3543.2 Scope of representation of employee organization
CODE OF REGULATIONS, TITLE 5
UNITED STATES CODE, TITLE 20
6319 Highly qualified teachers
PUBLIC EMPLOYMENT RELATIONS BOARD DECISIONS
United Faculty of Contra Costa Community College District v. Contra Costa Community College District, (1990) PERB Order No. 804, 14 PERC P21, 085
CALIFORNIA DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION PUBLICATIONS
State Board of Education Guidelines and Criteria for Approval of Training Providers, March 2008
COMMISSION ON TEACHER CREDENTIALING PUBLICATIONS
California Standards for the Teaching Profession, 1997
Beginning Teacher Support and Assessment: http://www.btsa.ca.gov
California Commission on Teacher Credentialing: http://www.ctc.ca.gov
California Department of Education, Professional Development: http://www.cde.ca.gov/pd
California Subject Matter Projects: http://csmp.ucop.edu
Policy EL DORADO UNION HIGH SCHOOL DISTRICT
adopted: March 17, 1992 Placerville, California
revised: September 11, 2012