Professional Development Opportunities

Professional Development encompasses a range of opportunities to include:
  • Deepening educator's content knowledge
  • Providing research-based instructional strategies to assist students in meeting rigorous academic standards
  • Disaggregating student data to determine learning priorities, monitor progress for individualized student learning, and to help sustain continuous improvement; and developing collegiality and collaboration among staff members

    Professional Development is continuous and is focused on enhanced student learning.

Important Forms
To request approval for professional development outside of the division, please complete the attached form at the bottom of this page.
If you are approved for professional development and reimbursement, complete the reimbursement form upon your return to the division.
                          Please attach all itemized receipts.

NEW Weekend Courses for License Renewal or Professional Development
College of Education:  University of Mary Washington

May 19 – 20  Using Local History in the Classroom Across the Curriculum (Friday session is online)   This course for K-8 teachers will examine the use of local history resources across content areas and includes a visit to Historic Kenmore.

June 9 – 10  Reading, Language Arts and Math- Strategies for Teaching Social Studies Across the Elementary Curriculum  (Friday session is online)  This course is for K-8 teachers exploring the teaching of social studies across content areas.

To enroll, follow the link below and scroll down to the bottom to access the web-page detailing registration information.

If you have questions regarding the courses, please contact Terry Luttrell at 540-286-8097 or via email at    If you have questions regarding registration, please contact Liz Sanders at 540-286-8031 or via email at

NEW  The Virginia Historical Society currently offers three teachers institutes. The Weinstein Properties Story of Virginia Teachers Institute is a week-long program that is offered twice each summer. The dates and subject of the E. Claiborne Robins, Jr., Teachers Institute and Primarily Virginia, the VHS on-line institute, vary from year to year. All institutes are open to private and public school teachers of any grade level.  The VHS also offers teacher workshops using primary resources.

Division Partnerships

Smoot Library

L. E. Smoot Memorial Library

Rappahannock Community College

Regional Education Consortium

The Regional Educational Consortium (REC) was created to assist service area school divisions in providing quality professional development programs for all of their personnel. Targeting the areas of leadership, instruction, technology, and support, the REC provides year-round training opportunities for personnel from all participating school divisions. In addition, the REC serves as an information provider regarding college courses for credit which may be used for licensure renewal, endorsement, and areas of interest. Specifically developed programs created to meet individual schools or divisions needs, are also available.
To review programs currently offered by the REC and/or to register for these 
programs, please click here.

Information and directions for registering for classes can be found in the RCC document under forms.

The Portal  is available for all staff to get key information regarding the REC.  Log in as a guest using REC2017.  An updated schedule is posted, as well as important information on how to access profiles if it needs to be updated, or if teachers and staff are new to REC and need to create a profile.  This is also the place to read presenter bios and get presenter handouts that may not be printed for the session.  Registration for sessions opens May 1.  Some sessions fill quickly! 

If you require assistance with registration or have questions email or call 804-758-6755.

University of Virginia

VSUP Virginia School University Partnership

The goal of the professional development consortium is to provide effective, professional programs for teachers and administrators in order to improve instruction and enhance the achievement of students.  The Virginia School/University Partnership is comprised of the University of Virginia and school divisions across Virginia.   Check out the 2017-2018 VSUP professional development opportunities available to King George County teachers.
For more information go to

Professional Development Requirements

Professional staff employees are required to complete ten hours of professional development each school year.  It is the responsibility of the employee to maintain a record of professional development activities. 

  • Teachers should keep the original copy of certificates, or other documentation in their professional portfolio.
  • Documentation should include the title of the event, date of the event and hours spent at the event.  Documentation can include items such as a certificate, a participants list, or an agenda with an attendance list.
  • One point will be awarded for each hour of training. (Points must be earned in 5+ hour increments if they are used for recertification.)
  • Points may be earned between July 1 and June 30 of the current school year.
  • Principals may incorporate professional development comments into a teacher’s annual evaluation.
  • Teachers should include professional development in their annual SMART goals written at the beginning of each school year.
  • The minimum requirement does not limit the authority of the principal to require additional training to meet individual school needs.

Professional Development Opportunities

Teacher Direct

Longwood University, College of Graduate & Professional Studies
Summer 2017 Online Professional Development Courses for Educators

Online Facilitated Courses through a grant with INTEL

Available to educators in Virginia AT NO COST

A full schedule of online licensure and recertification courses for teachers in Virginia.  

Spring Semester begins February 7 and ends on May 5.

Catalog available at  

The School-University Research Network (SURN)

SURN develops programs for building level instructional leaders, teacher leaders, and superintendents as well as other school leaders on critical educational leadership and instructional issues. 
To review programs currently offered, please click here.


July 6   Assessment Leadership Workshop 

October 6, 2017 Joy of Children's Literacy and Literature Conference

Kristine Hill,
Oct 14, 2015, 8:53 AM
Kristine Hill,
Feb 14, 2017, 7:03 AM
Kristine Hill,
Feb 14, 2017, 7:04 AM