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The Governing Board believes that in order to prepare students to lead productive lives in the 21st century, teachers themselves must be continuously learning, improving their skills and updating their instructional methods. The Board is committed to providing ongoing professional development to ensure that certificated staff have:

1. Mastery of discipline-based knowledge and effective subject-specific pedagogical skills.

2. Training in the use of technologies that enhance instruction.

(cf. 0440 - District Technology Plan)

(cf. 6162.7 - Use of Technology in Instruction)

3. Sensitivity to the needs of diverse student populations, including minorities, students with disabilities, limited-English-proficient students, and economically disadvantaged students; ability to meet those needs.

(cf. 4112.22 - Staff Teaching Students of Limited English Proficiency)

(cf. 4112.23 - Special Education Staff)

4. Understanding of how academic and vocational instruction can be integrated and implemented to increase student learning; skill in evaluating and combining available instructional resources; opportunities to collaborate with other staff members in the alignment of academic and vocational curricula.

(cf. 6030 - Integrated Academic and Vocational Instruction)

5. Knowledge of strategies that enable parents/guardians to participate fully and effectively in their children's education.

(cf. 6020 - Parent Involvement)

6. Effective classroom management skills; ability to relate to students, understand their various stages of growth and development, and motivate them to learn.

7. Training related to student health, safety and welfare.

(cf. 5131.6 - Alcohol and Other Drugs)

(cf. 5141.4 - Child Abuse Reporting Procedures)

(cf. 5141.51 - At-Risk Youths)

(cf. 5145.3 - Nondiscrimination/Harassment)

(cf. 5145.7 - Sexual Harassment)

The Board believes that staff development should support school improvement objectives. The Superintendent or designee shall develop a district staff development plan that is coordinated with school plans and objectives established by individuals who are closest to the classroom and most knowledgeable about the needs of the school and its students.

(cf. 0420.1 - School-Based Coordinated Programs)

(cf. 0420.2 - School Improvement Program)

(cf. 0420.3 - School-Based Pupil Motivation and Maintenance Program)

(cf. 4131.6 - Professional Development Program)

The Superintendent or designee shall ensure that the district meets its obligations related to the professional growth of individual probationary and permanent teachers.

(cf. 4112.21 - District Interns)

(cf. 4116 - Probationary/Permanent Status)

(cf. 4131.5 - Professional Growth)

(cf. 4138 - Mentor Teachers)

Legal Reference:

EDUCATION CODE

41520-41522 Teacher Credentialing Block Grant, including beginning teacher support

41530-41533 Professional Development Block Grant

44032 Travel expense payment

44259.5 Standards for teacher preparation

44277 Professional growth programs for individual teachers

44279.1-44279.7 Beginning Teacher Support and Assessment Program

44325-44328 District interns

44450-44468 University internship program

44560-44562 Certificated Staff Mentoring Program

44570-44578 Inservice training, secondary education

44580-44591 Inservice training, elementary teachers

44630-44643 Professional Development and Program Improvement Act of 1968

44700-44705 Classroom teacher instructional improvement program

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

56240-56245 Staff development; service to persons with disabilities

99200-99206 Subject matter projects

99220-99227 California Professional Development Institutes

99230-99242 Mathematics and Reading Professional Development Program

REPEALED EDUCATION CODE FOR CATEGORICAL PROGRAMS

44579-44579.6 Instructional Time and Staff Development Reform Program

GOVERNMENT CODE

3543.2 Scope of representation of employee organization

CODE OF REGULATIONS, TITLE 5

11980-11985.6 Mathematics and Reading Professional Development Program

13025-13044 Professional development and program improvement

UNITED STATES CODE, TITLE 20

6319 Highly qualified teachers

6601-6702 Preparing, Training and Recruiting High Quality Teachers and Principals

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

Management Resources:

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

WEB SITES

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 NEWARK UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT

adopted: May 7, 1996 Newark, California