Fremont County School District #1 considers high quality professional development an important component of a high quality organization. Through the continuous training and improvement of all staff we will improve the service to our students. High quality professional development helps us focus our energy and efforts, and provides common goals, purposes and vocabulary. All new and continuing staff including administrators, teachers, paraprofessionals, substitute teachers, parents, and support staff will participate in professional development activities.
Professional development activities will be focused on the goals established by the board of trustees through the strategic planning process, the areas of concern as highlighted in the accreditation report, needs assessment, district improvement goals, and each school improvement plan.
The district has a three-pronged focus for district-wide certified professional development activities based on district-wide data from a number of measures. The school improvement plans have determined goals using a triangulation of data from their school profiles. That data includes the results of student academic assessments, staff surveys, performance of graduates, etc. After the school improvement goals are determined using data from the profile, professional development activities are selected by the administration and staff of each school. The activities are selected based upon best available research. The focus of any professional development activity that is selected will be to improve student academic achievement in the goal areas.
Additionally, the district provides ongoing training for all classified staff, administration and school board members. This training is directly linked to the district strategic plan.