View the links on the left for handouts and information related to district professional development. The 2011-12 goals and professional development schedule is outlined in the document towards the bottom of this page. Once again, SCSD will be focusing on improving student learning through our emphasis on teachers' participation in collaborative learning teams (sometimes called "professional learning communities"). Collaborative learning teams are not an initiative or one time event, but way of restructuring the way a school operates that emphasizes learning rather than teaching, a collaborative culture and looking at results rather than intentions. Teachers and administrators regularly discuss four questions.