Welcome to the Lexington Public Schools Professional Learning WebsiteProfessional learning is the link to quality teaching and learning and ultimately to increased student achievement. Lexington Public Schools is committed to three CORE PURPOSES:Academic Excellence
Respectful and Caring Relationships
A Culture of Reflection, Conversation, Collaboration and a Commitment to Continuous Improvement
Only through collaborative work, can we fully realize our collective goals. To that end, the Office of Curriculum, Instruction, and Professional Learning is here to support and partner with all staff in the spirit of the Professional Learning Community (PLC) philosophy. The district will continue its focus on building Professional Learning Communities and using quality, research-based information in advancing instruction and student learning. The philosophy of Professional Learning Communities encourages distributive leadership and teachers working interdependently to analyze data that will impact professional practice in order to improve individual and collective results for children. Collaboration is the key to the success of Professional Learning Communities. PLCs underscore the role of teachers as leaders, and in this shared leadership model, the emphasis becomes meaningful teamwork, measurable goals, and regular collection and analysis of performance data, accompanied by appropriate interventions designed to promote student success.
The Lexington Public Schools' Professional Learning program focuses on increasing students' academic achievement. As a result, professional learning will:
The Lexington Public Schools has a longstanding commitment to a strong Professional Learning Program and takes great pride in offering professionally enriching opportunities for its staff. The Lexington Public Schools was acknowledged for its outstanding Professional Development program in the November 10, 2010 issue of Education Week.Best Wishes to all of you as you embark upon a new academic year in the Lexington Public Schools. If there is any way in which the Curriculum Office can be of assistance, please do not hesitate to contact us. We are here to help you.Additional Reports from the Professional Learning CommitteeLPS Professional Development Plan (presented October 6, 2009)Update on Year One of the Professional Development Committee - Executive Summary and Presentation (presented October 6, 2009)Summer Professional Development Report (2009) (presented September 8, 2009)In addition to the many in-district opportunities that are available to staff, the Lexington Public Schools is affiliated and works closely with the following organizations to support continuing growth.Teachers as Scholars
- Be explicitly linked to school and district goals;
- Support and expand professional learning communities;
- Expand and strengthen data collection, both formative and informative, as a way to respond to student needs with appropriate instructional interventions:
- Provide embedded professional learning and other professional learning opportunities of teachers that are tied to new curriculum and instructional implementations.
Education Collaborative (EDCO)
The Lexington Education FoundationKelly Chase, Ed.D.
Assistant Superintendent for Curriculum, Instruction, and Professional Learning(781) 861-2580 X 68044Coordinator of Professional Learning and Special Projects(781) 861-2580 X 68052
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