Professional development

  • Woodridge 68 is committed to the professional development of our staff from day one.

     

    Embracing new staff

    • New teacher orientation week
    • Structured 2-year mentorship program

     

    Collaborating with others

    • Collaboration time built into the day
    • Weekly school meetings
    • Professional Learning Communities (PLCs)
    • Building-level support
    • Team collaboration/planning time

     

    Learning from colleagues

    • Full-time instructional coach at each school
    • District-wide coaches in the areas of literacy, math, technology
    • Learning Resource Specialists
    • Full-day collaboration/coaching opportunities

     

    Training opportunities

    • School improvement days
    • Department training
    • Internal University

     

    Opportunities for individual growth

    • Lane change opportunities
    • Tuition reimbursement
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What our staff have to say...

  • "The new teacher orientation week was very impactful in giving me tools and insight into my new school year. I have also been impacted by my mentor program, the gifted training, and collaborative work time as a grade level with the district math specialist."

    Hannah Tyler, 4th grade teacher

    Meadowview Elementary School

     


     

    "Cooperative learning training (both in-district and through Kagan) has truly helped me grow as an educator and instructional leader. The Cooperative Meetings PD opened my eyes to utilizing Kagan for shared decision-making, active engagement, and professional dialogue. I also love that we offer Internal University. I participated in the PEC (Positive Educator Course), which helped me grow as an educator, parent, and spouse. Lastly, I like that we have some autonomy in attending PD that aligns with our School Improvement Plan goals and building needs."

    Sara Kash, Principal

    Edgewood Elementary School