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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.  

KGCS Professional Development

  • Teachers should keep the original copy of proof in their portfolio.
  • Proof includes items such as a certificate, a participants list, or 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.
Common Examples of Professional Development
  • Summer professional development training
  • Professional development completed during a professional development conference
  • Division technology classes
  • Certain staff development in-services approved by the principal
  • Coursework
  • Workshops 
If you have questions about professional development or recertification, contact Elizabeth Yezierski in Human Resources at 
eyezierski@kgcs.k12.va.us or at 775-8616.
 
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Kristine Hill,
Oct 14, 2015, 8:50 AM