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Professional Development
Professional learning opportunities continue to be valued by Ridgewood Public Schools.  Professional development opportunities, which provide for collaboration and reflection within and across departments and schools, is necessary to improve teacher and school leader effectiveness.  Professional development days, staff development courses and professional learning communities allow educators an opportunity for, "Professional learning aligned with a teacher's needs as a growing professional, using feedback from evaluations, data on learner performance, and school-wide and district-wide priorities."1

To this end, the following professional development goals have been adopted district-wide for the 2018-19 school year:
  • All educators will continue to build capacity for creating and implementing authentic, growth-based, innovative assessment practices to measure progress and foster student success.
  • All educators will continue to build capacity for implementing interventions for diverse learners to maximize their individual success.
  • All educators will continue to build capacity to foster student well-being by focusing on social/emotional learning as an integral component of student health and achievement.

1"PD Regulations Code N.J.A.C 6A:9C-3.2-State of New Jersey" 2014. 4 Jun 2014