During Professional Development staff members have the opportunity to further their learning and work with both the Iowa Core and IDM (Instructional Decision Making), which is a framework to meet the needs of individual learners. The framework includes key pieces:
Teachers also have the opportunity to reflect on the SMART goals that they created for the 2010-2011 school year. A SMART goal is a goal that is:
It is the goal of the Cedar Falls School District to implement PLC's (Professional Learning Communities) for the 2011-2012 school year. More information will be forthcoming about this exciting collaboration!
Reprinted with permission from Mrs. Tara Estep, Principal - Hansen Elementary