KGHS Technology Professional Development Goals and Opportunities

Vision
The King George County community of learners will use current technology collaboratively and productively to develop communication, creativity, and critical thinking.

Mission
The King George County Technology Department advocates, demonstrates, and supports best practices in the use of technology for all learners. We are committed  to building relationships with community partners to ensure that technology literacy is a priority in King George County, and to providing a variety of quality opportunities to enhance education, improve instruction, and engage learners.

2015-2016 KGHS Technology Professional Development Opportunities 
KGCS Professional Development Explained
All professional staff must participate in a minimum of 10 hours of professional development (PD) during the 2015-2016 school year.   
  • Teachers should keep the original copy of proof in a safe place like a PD notebook.
  • Proof includes items such as a certificate, a participants list, or an attendance list.
  • One point will be awarded for each hour of training. Points must be earned in 5+ hour clusters if they are used for recertification.
  • Points may be earned after July 1, 2015 and during the 2015-2016 school year.
  • Proof of professional development should be kept in a teacher’s file in his/her school’s office.
  • Principals will incorporate professional development comments into a teacher’s annual evaluation.
  • Teachers should include professional development goals into their annual professional objectives written at the beginning of each school year.
  • The minimum requirement does not limit the authority of the principal to require additional training to meet individual school needs.
Common Examples of Professional Development
  • Summer professional development training
  • Professional development completed during a professional development conference
  • Division technology classes
  • Certain staff development in-services approved by the principal
  • Coursework
  • Workshops 

If you have questions about recertification, contact Elizabeth Yezierski in personnel at eyezierski@kgcs.k12.va.us or at 775-5833, ext. 8616