In December 2013, educators across NCCS were asked to complete both a state-level and district-level survey regarding professional development. The results of those surveys are now available. As we plan for the 2014-15 school year, your voice is important to us. District leaders will use these survey results as part of our spring planning for next year. Thank you for completing the professional development survey.
Take a look at the two bar graphs below to gain a sense of what educators in our district define as high-quality professional development and what professional development needs are most important.
Collaboration, hands-on experiences, and opportunities for practice and questions are most important to educators when it comes to professional development. Furthermore, our district overwhelmingly expressed the need for content/role specific professional development. This feedback will be important for us as we plan for the upcoming year. District curriculum leaders are already working on a plan to provide a deeper dive into content-level standards and to create a comprehensive process for unit development. This will help us pinpoint areas where our teachers and administrators across the district need further support.
Source: 2013 Newton-Conover City Schools Professional Development Survey