The Platte County R-3's professional development focus is on student learning. The following four questions guide teachers and administrators as they work towards continuous improvement.
- What do I want students to learn?
- How do I know if they are learning?
- What am I doing if they are not learning?
- What am I doing if they have already learned what we have taught?
Buildings spend time during team meetings, content meetings, and PLC meetings analyzing data and determining instructional needs. It is through teachers' collaborative efforts that we can assure success for all students.
Professional Development CommitteeThe Excellence in Education Act requires each school district to have a Professional Development Committee (PDC). PDC must work in collaboration with teachers and administrators for continuous school improvement. The primary function of the PDC can be summarized as follows:
Identify instructional concerns and remedies for beginning and experienced teachers;
- Serve as a confidential consultant upon a teacher's request;
- Assess faculty needs and develop in-service opportunities for certified school staff; and
- Present to the proper authority, faculty suggestions, ideas, and recommendations pertaining to classroom instruction within the school district.
Professional Development Committee 2018-19 Building Representative(s) Important Dates and Times Barry School Becky Brandt, School CounselorProfessional Development Committee MeetingsDistrict Education Center (DEC)4:30 to 6:00 p.m.September 6, 2018
November 6, 2018
January 24, 2019
April 4, 2019
Annual Professional Development Conference
March 3rd - 5th, 2019 "Focus on Professional Learning"District Professional Development EventsAugust 8th & 9th - New Teacher OrientationOctober 8th - District In-serviceFebruary 15th - District In-service
Compass Elementary Darcy Lippman, Special Education Teacher Platte City Middle School Barbie Glidewell, 2nd Grade Teacher Platte City Middle School Laura Hoefling, 8th Grade English Language Arts Teacher Platte County High School Dana Smith, Special Education Teacher Northland Career Center Curt Claycomb, Industrial Welding Instructor Siegrist Elementary Lori Mann, School Counselor Board of Education
Sharon Sherwood, Board President
Dr. Gwendolyn Cooke, Member
District Education Center
Shelli Baldwin, Coordinator of Professional Development and Instructional Technology
Dr. Mike Brown, Assistant Superintendent - Academic Services and Continuous Improvement
Aaron Duff, Coordinator of Curriculum, Instruction and Assessment
Alicia Wilson, Director of Curriculum, Instruction and Assessment