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Professional Development for BPS Staff

Providing high quality professional opportunities is critical to supporting your growth and professional development.  The BPS PD program is supported through three primary means: 

  • Professional Development meetings - (faculty, department and curriculum meetings) led by Principals, Directors and Curriculum Specialists focusing on district, school and program goals; 
  • Professional Learning Teams - educators working together on a targeted area of need to improve learning for all students; and 
  • Professional Development courses, seminars, workshops, and study groups - led by BPS educators, outside experts, and partner organizations. 

As you plan your professional development for the year, it is our hope that these workshops and opportunities will support your Professional Practice and Student Learning Goals as well as your ongoing learning and growth.

Click here to view the currently scheduled Professional Development Opportunities and Meetings for the 2021 - 2022 School Year.

Professional Development Opportunities

Studying Skillful Teaching 2022:  Are you a Pre K – 12 educator looking to build capacity to improve daily practices and your student’s achievement?  The Studying Skillful Teaching (SST) is the perfect course for you!  Studying Skillful Teaching is designed to improve your students’ achievement through lesson planning, high expectations, and formative assessment.

Course Dates and Times:  Studying Skillful Teaching is a 37.5 hour in-person course that will run for four consecutive days in the Belmont School District in August and four Monday afternoons in the fall:

  • August 8, 9, 10, 11 — 8:30 am-3:30 pm
  • September 19 — 3:30 - 6:45 pm
  • October 3 — 3:30 - 6:45 pm
  • October 24 — 3:30 - 6:30 pm
  • November 14 — 3:30 - 6:30 pm

Course Cost and PDPs:  The course is sponsored and paid for by The Foundation for Belmont Education (FBE).  Many thanks to the FBE for their generous support!  Participants also have the option to apply for three graduate credits through Fitchburg State University, at an approximate cost of $375.  Open to educators Grades PreK-12.  Maximum enrollment: 25

Click here to register today for Studying Skillful Teaching

Click here to view the course overview

Project Based Learning Workshop:  We are pleased to offer educators the opportunity to participate in The Project Based Learning (PBL) 3-Day Workshop, a foundational workshop delivering the critical knowledge and skills needed for educators to design, assess, and manage rigorous, standards-based, projects.  

Led by Angela Marzilli, a highly rated and seasoned educator and National PBL Works Faculty Member, the PBL Workshop will help you to discover how PBL engages students in learning that is deep, long-lasting, and inspires them to love learning and thrive in their academic experience.  Over the course of 3 days, you will actively participate in project design through a blend of; direct instruction, hands-on work, and peer collaboration culminating in the creation of your own projects ready to be implemented within your classroom.

Course Dates and Times: The Project Based Learning 101 3-Day Workshop is an in-person workshop running from August 22 - 24 from 8:00 am - 3:30 pm, and located in the CMS Large Community Room.  It is open to Grade  K - 12 educators and is sponsored by Belmont Public Schools.  Maximum Enrollment is 35 participants.  The deadline to register is: February 11th, 2022.

Click here to register today for the Project Based Learning Workshop

Winter 2022 Courses Offered by The Initiative for Developing Equity and Achievement for Students (IDEAS):  IDEAS, a new program of M.A.S.S., has been providing professional learning opportunities for educational institutions and other organizations for more than thirty years. The IDEAS program offers courses that help your community develop anti-racist practices that collectively work to dismantle systems of oppression.  Click Here for the Available Winter 2022 Virtual IDEAS Courses.  Contact Maura Logan to register for an upcoming IDEAS course.

Professional Learning TeamsIn the Belmont Public Schools, Professional Learning Teams are the vehicle for collaborative learning, inquiry and action research through which self-selected teams of educators.

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Assistant Superintendent - Janice Darias

Office of the Assistant Superintendent - Maura Logan