The Dover Sherborn Public Schools are committed to providing ongoing professional development for faculty, staff, and administrators on all facets of teaching and learning, as well as operations management.
Evidence of the school committees' commitment to quality, ongoing professional development is the fact that a considerable amount of time is dedicated to professional development in the form of early release and full PD days throughout the school year.
The Professional Development Committee prepares a robust professional development day for all Dover Sherborn personnel the Monday following Thanksgiving recess each year.
Professional Development Offerings 2012-2013
Edutopia: How the iPad Can Transform the Classroom
Edudemic: Early Results of an iPad Classroom Are In
Edudemic: What Can Students Actually Do With an iPad?
Cult of Mac:
How the iPad is Transforming the Classroom
2011-2012 School Year: Full PD Day on November 28, 2011
A heartfelt thank you is extended to all of the facilitators, school committee members, administrators, and faculty and staff whose dedicaton and contribution to professional development made the events of November 28th possible.
2010-2011 School Year: Full PD Day on November 29, 2010
We would like to thank all of the session facilitators, especially those from within the Dover Sherborn Public Schools, who graciously agreed to facilitate a session. The Catalog of Offerings, which can also be found on the publications and downloads link, details the 44 sessions offered on November 29th.
The day was structured in four 90-minute sessions, with two sessions in the morning, a common 45-minute lunch from 11:30-12:15, and two afternoon sessions. For the purpose of session definition, AM 1 runs from 8:15-9:45, AM 2 runs from 10:00-11:30, PM 1 runs from 12:15-1:45, and PM 2 runs from 2:00-3:30. The day begins with a continental breakfast at Lindquist Commons from 7:30-8:15.
2009-2010 School Year: Full PD Day on November 30, 2009
On November 30, 2009, Dover Sherborn personnel enjoyed a full PD day. Please view the agenda to see the array of rich opportunities afforded to all DS personnel. The morning featured keynote speaker Dr. Willard Daggett of the International Center for Leadership in Education. Dr. Daggett presented on Preparing High Performing Students for the 21st Century. The session was organized around a PowerPoint presentation highlighting many facts and examples of the importance of 21st century skill infusion in American students. Faculty, staff, and administrators then had the opportunity to select sessions to attend in the afternoon as a means of extending Dr. Daggett's message from the morning.
Dover Sherborn Professional Develoment Institutes
The PD Committee also launched the first-ever DS Public Schools Summer Institutes series in the summer of 2010.
The Committee is pleased and proud to offer a Summer Institutes 2011 platform this year.
Dover Sherborn personnel interested in facilitating an institute need to complete and submit an Institute Application to the PD Committee according to the directions found on the application.