Professional Development for Staff
We continue to develop resources and supports to ensure that distance learning is more robust and successful for each and every student and that our educators are prepared to engage with students in this way. We have heard clearly from our students and families, that consistent connection and engagement is critical to engaging our learners and supporting families. Over the Spring, SFUSD offered professional learning opportunities in a variety of modes that support personalized learning pathways for adults. We have built these out further for the Fall, with much input and support educators, which includes teachers, paraeducators, site leaders and other school staff members.
In order to support teachers in setting each and every student up to achieve the Graduate Profile, adults in the district will continue to need varied, timely, and personalized professional learning that can no longer be met through in person training alone.
SFUSD will satisfy this need through a sustainable and systematized online/blended professional learning environment that not only incorporates best practices in online learning but also advances adult learning, provides leadership opportunities, and models structures for future use with students. Educators will choose from a variety of professional learning offerings across the categories below to personalize their learning and development.
Our Professional Learning Opportunities allow educators to deepen their knowledge in these areas by learning the recommended practices to improve distance learning both from research, from one another and with an equity mindset.