Resources & Opportunities
     Teachers
     Administrators
     Support Staff

Look for: 'HCPS Professional
Development’ under ‘My
Organizations’

Prof Develop Registration


Return to Instruction


Contact us

    Dr. Amy Thompson
    Professional Development
    Coordinator
    Tel: 804.365.4558
    Email: acthompson@hcps.us

 
Mission
Professional Development in Hanover County Public Schools enhances professional expertise to assure a quality education for all students.

Belief Statements
Powerful professional learning is job-embedded and:

  • focuses on continuous improvement.

  • involves regular cycles of practice, self-assessment, reflection, and goal-setting.

  • invites collaboration with colleagues who share accountability for student outcomes.

  • requires a balance between minor and major adjustments in practice.

  • integrates research-based theoretical and practical approaches.

  • is justified by the analysis of appropriate data.

  • is the professional right and responsibility of each employee.
     

 

Standards for Professional Learning

Based on the National Learning Forward Standards for Professional Learning

Professional learning that increases educator effectiveness and results for all students uses a variety of sources of types of student, educator, and system data to plan, assess, and evaluate professional learning.
Professional learning that increases educator effectiveness and results for all students occurs within learning communities committed to continuous improvement, collective responsibility, and goal alignment. Professional learning that increases educator effectiveness and results for all students integrates theories, research, and models of human learning to achieve its intended outcomes
Professional learning that increases educator effectiveness and results for all students requires skillful leaders who develop capacity, advocate, and create support systems for professional learning. Professional learning that increases educator effectiveness and results for all students applies research on change and sustains support for implementation of professional learning for long-term change.
Professional learning that increases educator effectiveness and results for all students requires prioritizing, monitoring, and coordinating resources for educator learning. Professional learning that increases educator effectiveness and results for all students aligns its outcomes with educator performance and student curriculum standards.