Milton Professional Development program is a framework for our professional staff to build on existing skills and practices and to learn new strategies that directly contribute to an increase in student achievement. Through this program we are developing a more collaborative atmosphere while improving our work environment.
Specifically, the goals of our Professional Development program are:
*To increase student achievement
*To provide teachers and administrators with professional growth opportunities
*To increase teachers' and administrators' content and subject-matter knowledge
*To improve teachers' instructional practices
*To develop and align Milton's curriculum with the Massachusetts Curriculum Frameworks and to develop a Standards Based Curriculum
*To foster a collaborative atmosphere among our professional staff
The Milton Public Schools Professional Development program incorporates the priorities identified by the Milton Educators Association and the Milton Public Schools Professional Development Committee. These priorities are the areas of curriculum development, teaching methodology, diversity, and technology.
The Milton Public Schools Professional Development program reflects the goals and objectives in our system-wide Strategic Plan, our system-wide Technology Plan and the plans of our individual school Site Councils.