Professional Development

Professional Development

What professional development opportunities are available for Piqua City School’s staff members?

All professional development should be centered on the Board adopted Strategic Plan and District belief statements. Professional development is designed from gathering staff input, conducting surveys, analyzing data, and using needs assessments. Funding for most professional development training will be generated from the Consolidated Continuous Improvement Plan (CCIP), therefore should directly link to district and building level goals. Piqua City Schools supports the ‘Train the Trainer’ model where staff that engage in training are encouraged to train others in order to provide professional development to the largest population as possible.

Who do I contact to learn more about local professional development opportunities (LPDC)?

LPDC is handled by the Assistant Superintendent’s office. You can contact his/her secretary, to learn more about the opportunities in our district.

How do I become a presenter for local professional development opportunities in our district?

If you have an inservice or professional development opportunity that you wish to provide for the district, you may contact the Assistant Superintendent’s office or his/her secretary for an application for approval for staff development credit. Complete the form and return it in a timely manner to be approved.

What do I need to do if I want to attend a professional development opportunity?

If you find a professional development opportunity that supports district needs as outlined above, you will need to discuss the opportunity with your supervisor to seek his/her approval and discuss funding for the training.  Once you have secured the approval, you will need to register for the event on the Employee Kiosk a minimum of 10 days prior to the event for district approval.  If your request is approved, you will then need to secure a substitute teacher for your classroom if necessary through AESOP.