Professional Development Sessions
By design, professional development sessions should be grounded in effective staff development principles and tailored to the administrator's learning and competency profile that draws upon the school's or district's improvement plan. The Blue Ribbon Schools of Excellence Professional Development Course offering centers on the Nine Categories of Critical Performance areas in excellent schools.
- Student Focus and Support
- School Organization and Culture
- Challenging Standards and Curriculum
- Active Teaching and Learning
- Technology Integration
- Professional Community
- Leadership and Educational Vitality
- School, Family, and Community Partnerships
- Indicators of Success
As both a school recognition and school improvement organization, our courses are designed to maximize the attendees' utilization and access to real solutions and networks that will support a school system indefinitely. Once the path to ensuring success has been selected, Blue Ribbon Schools of Excellence School Recognition via the Lighthouse Award or School Improvement process, participating in one of the Blue Ribbon Schools of Excellence professional development sessions can catapult your school to the next level.
Our practitioners will tailor a professional development session to help your school solve a real-life challenge based upon one of the nine categories. Blue Ribbon Schools of Excellence practitioners have been trained in the Blue Ribbon Schools of Excellence Assessment Methodology, are proven change-agents in their field and have produced high performing students and schools.
Extended Course Offering
As an extension of the School Recognition and Improvement Solutions, the Blue Ribbon Schools of Excellence has developed the following Professional Development Course Offering:
- Duration: 8 hours
- Cost: $3600.00
Professional Development credit is available through coordination and approval with the district's curriculum development department. Attendees will work collaboratively to organize a 5 Step Implementation Strategy for solving challenges related to the goals of the session.