Professional Development

Center for Innovative Learning

The Center for Innovative Learning is the vehicle by which the district achieves its commitment to provide a continuum of effective strategies, opportunities, programs and services that support teaching and learning. 

The Shenendehowa Professional Development Plan is the vehicle by which the district achieves its commitment to provide a continuum of effective strategies, opportunities, programs and services that support all students meeting or exceeding challenging learning standards and maximizing their individual academic potential. Efforts to improve student learning through professional development deepens educators' content knowledge and provides them with current research-based theories and instructional practices. 

The district supports teachers in Professional Learning Communities to increase effective collaboration among all staff. Such collaborative efforts aim to foster an improved vision of how to meet the diverse needs of the students in the classroom. Professional staff members participate in formative evaluation and reflective practice. Ongoing support is given to school and district leaders to assist them in guiding continuous instructional improvement. 

Engagement for ALL is a key objective for the 2017-18 Goals How do we motivate our students and ourselves?

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