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Escondido Union HSD  |  AR  4131  Personnel

Staff Development   

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The Superintendent or designee shall ensure that certificated staff members have opportunities to learn both from outside sources and from each other. These opportunities may include release time, leaves of absence or use of noninstructional time for:

1. Visits to other classrooms and other schools

2. Attendance at professional education conferences or committee meetings

3. Participation in professional development networks that promote inquiry and allow staff to analyze and evaluate each other's work

4. Peer conferences and/or joint staff preparation time

5. Discussions with representatives of business and community agencies for the purpose of identifying the skills, knowledge and aptitudes necessary for specific career paths and developing meaningful career-related, work-based learning experiences

6. Internships in industry and community agencies where teachers can learn how academic skills are used in the workplace

(cf. 1700 - Relations Between Private Industry and the Schools)

7. Travel, study and research in subject matter content and effective educational practices

(cf. 4161.3 - Professional Leaves)

8. Training classes and workshops offered by the district, county office of education or state projects

9. Training in institutions of higher education, including credit courses conducted in or near the district whenever possible

10. Follow-up activities that help staff to implement newly acquired skills

The Superintendent or designee shall make professional resources available for use by staff.


approved: October 19, 1999 Escondido, California