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Late-Start Monday

What does a Monday Late-Start look like?

  • Buses will still run at the same time and breakfast will be served like normal.
  • From 8:00-9:20 teachers will be meeting in Professional Learning Teams 
    • Example:
      • First Monday of the Month: Technology Integration
      • Second Monday of the Month: Classroom/Building Data
      • Analysis
      • Third Monday of the Month: Curriculum Development
      • Fourth Monday of the Month: Data Analysis
  • From 8:00-9:20 students will be involved in:
    • Working with Reading Coaches
    • Intramurals with our Athletic Coaches
    • Our High School Tech Club students can be working on addressing Help Desk needs.
    • Our Music department can hold rehearsals/practices that they typically have to stay after school for.
    • The commons area and library will be open for middle school and high school students to come in and work on completing assignments. 
  • The district's Late-Start Coordinator ensures all students are in the correct locations based on grade level and activity.

What is effective professional development?

  • Effective professional development enables educators to develop the knowledge and skills they need to address students’ learning challenges. To be effective, professional development requires thoughtful planning followed by careful implementation with feedback to ensure it responds to educators’ learning needs.

  • Educators who participate in professional development then must put their new knowledge and skills to work. Professional development is not effective unless it causes teachers to improve their instruction or causes administrators to become better school leaders (Learning Forward 2010). 

Step 1: Plan

This involves identifying a goal or purpose, formulating a theory, defining success metrics and putting a plan into action.

Step 2: Do

Components of the plan are implemented.

Step 3: Study

Outcomes are monitored to test the validity of the plan for signs of progress and success, or problems and areas for improvement.

Step 4: Act

The close of the cycle.

Integrates the learning generated by the entire process, which can be used to adjust the goal, change methods or even reformulate a theory altogether.

These four steps are repeated over and over as part of a never-ending cycle of continual improvement.