The mission of the GCS Professional Learning Department is to improve student achievement through the creation of a professional learning community that provides high quality professional development opportunities by supporting the district's strategic plan, exploring current research in education, promoting more effective teaching and learning, and fostering personal and professional growth.
The Professional Learning Department of GCS oversees high quality professional development by:
providing workshops based on effective teaching and learning strategies;
ensuring that professional development reflects current research and best practices in education; and,
providing staff with choices of professional development activities for re-certification that tie to individual, school and district goals.
Professional Learning Upcoming Events
MOOCs for Educators (The Friday Institute)
Built on research-based models of effective professional development, professional learning communities, and online communities of practice, MOOC-Ed courses focus on authentic, project-based learning, collaboration, and peer-supported learning.
Director - Educator Effectiveness
Dr. Mark Seagraves
Senior Executive Director - Principal Pipeline
Director - Professional Learning
Office Support III
Lei F. Washington
Director - Professional Learning and Leadership Operational Support