Professional Development

The purpose of professional development is to improve student learning by building the instructional capacity and supporting the training needs of all staff to meet the goals and objectives of the District and School Improvement Plans.

The District’s Goal for Professional Development

The District’s goal for professional development is to focus on core content for the purpose of collaboration among professionals with an emphasis on recruiting, supporting and retaining new teachers and continuing to participate in state/region minority recruitment efforts. 

Based on research from the National Staff Development Council and the University of Pittsburgh, Wethersfield’s Professional Development Model is results-based, standards-based and job-embedded with the following characteristics:

  • Provides teachers with opportunities to acquire the skills and knowledge needed to meet the needs of individual students.

  • Is aligned with state standards and district/school goals.

  • Is based on the analysis of student achievement data to determine needs and next steps.

  • Is rooted in the content to be taught, and uses actual curricular materials.

  • Occurs as close to the classroom as possible.

  • Models approaches to instruction.

  • Engages teachers in the processes in which they will engage students.

  • Has consistency of focus, building on previous learning and going deeper.

  • Is distributed over time, deepening the learning and reflection.

  • Includes both transformative and additive professional development.

  • Is resourced and supported by the district and schools leadership.

  • Is planned and implemented for all educators based on the PLC model that all professionals are learners.

Protraxx Help Guides

Professional Development Activity Proposal Request

Educational Resources Online

 


District Calendar View all events
  • April 2018
    • ThuApr26 Committee Meeting, Policy & Planning 6:30 PMStillman Building
  • May 2018
    • WedMay02 Committee Meeting, Wellness 6:00 PMStillman Building
    • TueMay15 Committee Meeting, Student Program & Services 6:30 PMStillman Building
    • TueMay22 Committee Meeting - Finance & Information Town Hall
District News view all news
The Wethersfield High School class of 2018 graduation is scheduled for Friday, June 22, 2018 at Cove Park.
Wethersfield Public Schools are looking for gently used musical instruments! Our instrument drive will take place during the month of MAY although we will continue to accept donations on an ongoing basis! Click to read more.
On March 6 2018, 33 Wethersfield High School students attended the Connecticut DECA Career Development Competition at the Aqua Turf in Southington. Approximately 1100 students from across the state of CT participated and competed in this conference which serves as a showplace for skills learned by students in marketing education instructional programs Fourteen students from Wethersfield received awards and earned the right to attend the national conference which will be held in Atlanta, Georgia (April 21 - 25). Please click for more.
SHREK JR. Showtimes: Friday, March 16, 2018 -- 7:00 pm, Saturday, March 17, 2018 -- 7:00 pm, Sunday March 18, 2018 -- 2:30 pm -- Please note the show will be performed at: Wethersfield High School -- 411 Wolcott Hill Road

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Wethersfield, CT 06109
Phone: 860-571-8100

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